The Nuts and Bolts: Using Your Insurance for Mental Health Services

 

When new patients call me, one of their first questions is often “Can I use my insurance?” Thanks to the passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act by Congress in 2008, many of us are able to use our health insurance to pay for psychological services.
But figuring …[Read More]

Seasonal Affective Disorder — It’s Not Just the Winter Blues

As fall weather merges into the darkness of winter and daylight hours become short many people find themselves experiencing symptoms resembling depression.
For some, the symptoms are relatively brief. Tempers may seem shorter for parents stuck inside with cranky or sick children. An increased sense of lethargy with a desire to lie around and binge on …[Read More]

Effective Treatments for Depression Vary Based on Severity

This is a bit of a departure from my normal topic of aging, but an article came out last week that caught my attention and I think it is worth mentioning on the blog. The report was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and it was a review of six previously published studies …[Read More]

Parenting Money-Smart Kids

Happy 2K10: A new year and a new decade! Often with the start of a new year, we feel compelled to make resolutions and make changes in our daily lives. Perhaps one thing that we learned from the financial crisis of the last couple of years is that most Americans do not save enough for …[Read More]