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Resident Doctors: Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Concerns

Residency is, at a minimum, 3 years – with some surgical specializations taking training beyond 5 years. There’s no question that doctors-in-training undergo a lot of stress, as the stringent requirements take much time, money, and energy. As with any demanding profession, but especially in the medical field, mental health issues can arise if notRead More

Is My OCD Causing My Work Performance to Decrease?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that involves obsessions (intrusive, repetitive, unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (rituals that a person does to try and eliminate the obsessions). OCD can certainly present challenges in the workplace, causing misunderstandings between coworkers and other employees. It’s important to note that an individual’s compulsions are not intentional byRead More

What a Neuropsychological Assessment Can Tell You

For CEOs and business professionals alike, mental illness may not always be on the forefront of priorities. Businesses need a leader who can dedicate time, energy, and money into their pursuits, and treatment for mental illness can quickly seem to take away from this. While it’s true that treatment for mental illness does take timeRead More

Psychiatrist Views: Collaborating on Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (BPD), along with other mental illnesses, is a complex disorder with several types to better define the experiences of individuals. Collaborative care is considered the most cost-effective, with improved mental and overall health outcomes; in working alongside clinical care managers, patients, and other healthcare professionals, psychiatrists have a unique role, with a responsibilityRead More

Managing Anxiety and Substance Use Disorder While Running A Business

Executives and CEOs face unique challenges in managing mental illness and addiction, as their entire company’s success relies on their time, effort, and dedication. Treatment for either typically requires a considerable amount of time in a residential treatment program, with even outpatient programs requiring several hours of the day – time which many executives simplyRead More

5 Honest Reasons Why Law Schools Should Teach Mindfulness

Legal work is considered one of the most demanding professions next to medical professionals and executives. Those practicing law experience copious amounts of stress, with the pressure to meet tight deadlines, gather information, and present (without mistakes!) a dire need that determines the success (or the end) of someone’s career. Despite the fact that depression,Read More

Why Is Mental Health Important for Leadership Positions?

It goes without saying that a leader’s mental health is what can really make an impact on the success of a company. Without adequate energy and motivation (key factors of mental health), a person is unable to perform their best – ultimately compromising the success of their decisions. If you’re a CEO or other upper-levelRead More

Could Absolutist Thinking Be Predicting Your Mental Illness?

We all experience nuances that are a little less than desirable: a colleague misses a deadline or causes an issue at work, a meeting doesn’t go as productively as we’d like, we begin to feel burned out by the increasing demands of our position, and more. Just as we cannot control traffic, we cannot controlRead More

Pilots and Depression: A Growing Concern

Note: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Your life matters. According to BBC News, in 2016, a devastating suicide and homicide occurred on Germanwings Flight 4U 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 28, brought down the plane, losing both his life and over 144 others’. Australia’s News reportsRead More

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