Ashburn Psychologist Discusses Holiday Stress with Ashburn Patch


Published in the Ashburn Patch, December 22, 2010 By: Taghrid Barron Don't Worry, Be Happy Professional Advice on How to Cope with Stress During the Holidays Organizing the office holiday party, going to four stores to track down the last item on your son's list to Santa, trying to figure out how you can afford to get your kids the latest $300 gadget, baking several dozen cookies for your daughter's school, and sending out 50 holiday cards in your spare time. Sound stressful? Well, that's what a lot of us have to cope with this time of year, and it can [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Discusses Holiday Stress with Ashburn Patch2010-12-22T04:09:22+00:00

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Thinking about Stress Life can be stressful.   While the media bombards us with talk of war, recession, and layoffs, we are busy working, raising our children, and caring for elderly parents.   The content of our minds reflects the way that we live, with thoughts rattling around all day and sometimes well into the night.  We review, plan, worry, and obsess, and can end up feeling stressed and out of control. So, what can you do to manage your level of stress?  The common wisdom is that you should change how you think:  stop worrying and replace the negative thoughts with positive [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Leesburg Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist Leesburg Psychiatrist2009-09-12T19:56:06+00:00

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Published in the Loudoun Times-Mirror on May 20, 2009 Boundaries: Coping with change By Elizabeth Coe Five days a week for the past five years, Adam Weber has ridden the bus to Mill Run Elementary School two miles away in Ashburn. There, the fourth-grader has gotten to know his teachers, administrators and fellow students. His mom, Jeanne Weber, has been an active member of the Parent Teacher Organization, and the family members have each dedicated themselves to the school. But next year, for his last year in elementary school, Adam will be attending Creighton's Corner Elementary with new teachers, administrators and [...]

Leesburg Psychologist Ashburn Psychologist2018-11-20T00:22:16+00:00

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Loss of Wealth Can Disrupt Mental Health By Michael Oberschneider Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, April 28, 2009 The reasons why somebody decides to take his or her life often remain opaque, even when there's a suicide note. But recent highly publicized deaths, such as the apparent murder-suicides of one family in their Middletown home and another in a Towson hotel room, and now the apparent suicide of Freddie Mac's 41-year-old acting chief financial officer, David Kellermann, have fueled speculation about the special psychological stresses caused by financial crisis. I can't comment on those cases, but as a psychologist I [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist2018-11-19T23:02:53+00:00

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Dr. Susan Hamilton Returns to Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services We are pleased to announce the return of Dr. Susan Hamilton who has been on sabbatical. Dr. Hamilton is a highly trained clinical psychologist who provides consultation, assessment and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults.  Dr. Hamilton is accepting new referrals at both the Ashburn and Leesburg offices. Her biography is listed here for your review. Dr. Hamilton received her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, England, where she worked as a research psychologist conducting research on learning and memory, developing assessment tests and [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist2018-11-19T23:15:48+00:00

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Stress and the Economy Many psychiatric disorders have to do with external factors causing emotional upheaval and distress. There’s Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is caused by lack of exposure to sunlight. There’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is caused by experiencing an event that is dangerous and traumatic, and now I believe there may be a new epidemic affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many -- Market Affective Disorder (MAD), which is caused by stress in response to the global economic crisis that is impacting our savings and sense of security. While MAD isn’t an actual disorder, we, as [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist2018-11-19T23:36:38+00:00
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