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Happy Birthday iPhone: The Good and the Bad 10 Years Later

2018-11-20T00:59:54+00:00

The iPhone is 10 years old this week, and it’s truly amazing how it (and smartphones in general) has revolutionized the way we function as a society and in so many positive ways — having instant access to information, increasing ways to communicate in real time, having multiple applications in the palm of your hand (e.g., a GPS system, a camera, etc.).  But the rise of mobile devices over the past 10 years has curiously coincided with the rise of some concerning problems. Smartphone overuse can actually lead to problematic behaviors and symptoms that are consistent with substance use disorders or [...]

Happy Birthday iPhone: The Good and the Bad 10 Years Later2018-11-20T00:59:54+00:00

Washingtonian Top Psychiatrist in Loudoun County

2018-11-20T00:34:19+00:00

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctors" edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry.  Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review.  Dr.  Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and is also a qualified expert in forensic psychiatry and has participated in a wide range of civil and criminal cases. Dr. Novello also practices and is a leading expert in the [...]

Washingtonian Top Psychiatrist in Loudoun County2018-11-20T00:34:19+00:00

Private School Admissions Testing at Ashburn Psychological Services

2018-11-20T00:37:04+00:00

Private schools in Northern Virginia typically require admissions testing as part of the application process. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services (APS) has a team of highly credentialed and experienced psychologists who frequently test for the surrounding area private and boarding schools. Please call our office manager, Laura Cusumano, at: (703) 723-2999. Laura will explain the procedure and schedule your child’s testing at APS with an evaluator within a few days. APS prides itself on excellent testing services and a quick turn around time for the report. APS has both weekday and weekend appointments for private school admissions testing. The following is [...]

Private School Admissions Testing at Ashburn Psychological Services2018-11-20T00:37:04+00:00

Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctor"

2018-11-20T15:05:37+00:00

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctors" edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry.  Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review.  Dr.  Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and is also a qualified expert in forensic psychiatry and has participated in a wide range of civil and criminal cases. Dr. Novello also practices and is a leading expert in the [...]

Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctor"2018-11-20T15:05:37+00:00

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2018-11-20T15:52:24+00:00

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions New Year’s Eve has always been a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and to resolve to follow through on those changes. Every year clients of mine tell me their lofty plans for New Year’s resolutions- find a boyfriend, lose weight, get healthy, quit smoking- and inevitably, like most people weeks later when I ask about the progress of their resolutions, they confess that they have abandoned their goals. Striving for positive change is important; by following some basic steps, you can improve your chances to achieve your goals. Set reasonable [...]

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2018-11-20T21:38:52+00:00

Coping with the Winter Blues: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder It is easy to understand why, this time of year, many are struck with a case of the winter blues.  We leave for work before the sun comes up and head home in the dark barely glimpsing daylight.  As the days get shorter and colder many find themselves dealing with sadness, increased appetite and excessive sleeping.  What they may be experiencing is more than a case of the winter blues, but rather seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.  Many of my clients suffer from this disorder and often they just expect it is [...]

Ashburn Psychiatrist Ashburn Psychologist2018-11-20T21:38:52+00:00

Ashburn Child Psychologist Ashburn Child Psychiatrist

2018-11-20T23:08:42+00:00

  Postpartum Depression As new parents you are likely experiencing a number of feelings -- both highs and lows. This is very normal, and as many as eighty percent of new mothers (and some new fathers) suffer from what we call the “the baby blues.” Symptoms are short lived, ranging from a few hours to a few days, and typically involve feelings of isolation, headache, tearfulness, hypochondriasis (i.e. unsupported bodily worries), irritability, sleeplessness and impaired concentration.  The baby blues is not the same thing as postpartum depression, nor is the baby blues a definite precursor for postpartum depression. Postpartum depression (PPD), [...]

Ashburn Child Psychologist Ashburn Child Psychiatrist2018-11-20T23:08:42+00:00

Poplar Springs Hospital: Residential Treatment Facility

2018-11-21T00:46:45+00:00

Poplar Springs Hospital:  Residential Treatment Center Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Director, Dr. Oberschneider, met with representatives from Poplar Springs Hospital, a highly regarded residential treatment center in Petersburg, VA.  Poplar Springs has several programs for children, adolescents and adults in need of residential care.  More specically, they offer a residential center for adolescent females between 11 and 17 years of age, a residential treatment center for sexually abused youth; males between 11 and 17 years of age, an adolescent acute unit, an adult acute unit and an active duty military unit for service members from all branches of service. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services [...]

Poplar Springs Hospital: Residential Treatment Facility2018-11-21T00:46:45+00:00

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2009-11-01T13:40:51+00:00

Dr. Amy Gordon Presents at Loudoun County Public Schools Dr Amy Gordon, a clinical and neuropsychologist of the Ashburn Psychological Team, presented at the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP) on October 14th. The panel of local experts discussed the impact of technology on our student children and teens. Dr. Gordon spoke in place of Dr. Michael Oberschneider of the team, as Dr. Oberschneider has been kept quite busy with his newborn. Below is the link to LEAP and the excerpt for the evening. The panelists for this evening will be: LCPS Director of High School Education David Spage, who will [...]

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Ashburn Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist Leesburg Psychologist Leesburg Psychiatrist

2009-10-25T01:33:14+00:00

Screen Time for our Children, our Teens...and Ourselves Renee  Sklarew Freelance Writer Northern Virginia Magazine www.northernvirginamag.com DC Parenting Teens Examiner www.examiner.com/x-4267-DC-Parenting-Teenagers-Examiner 301-706-2154 reneesklarew@msn.com My husband and I are always worrying about the amount of time our kids spend on the internet or watching TV. During a recent interview with Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our region’s leading authority on screen time issues, I heard some practical advice I want to share. Dr. Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services says “How can you expect your teens to be more balanced about screen time, if they see you staring at a screen or Blackberry all day?” He [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist Leesburg Psychologist Leesburg Psychiatrist2009-10-25T01:33:14+00:00