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How to Support a Loved One With Panic Disorder Jun 7th, 2021

Coping with a panic disorder isn’t as simple as getting a diagnosis. Treatment for panic disorders can take time. During treatment, you or your loved one will need care, support, and understanding. The psychiatric and mental health specialists at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates LLC of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, can diagnose...

Can Therapy Help My Sleep Problems? May 6th, 2021

When you can’t get regular, good-quality sleep at night, all sorts of aspects of your daily life are disrupted. You might be constantly tired, frazzled, forgetful, or irritable if you haven’t gotten enough sleep. And, the stress of chronic insomnia can wreak havoc on your peace of mind and personal...

What to Do About Antidepressant Side Effects Apr 13th, 2021

Medication management can be a great tool for handling mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, psychosis, and more. However, many antidepressant medications can have side effects. These side effects can be frustrating, embarrassing, or harmful to your overall wellness. Many strategies can combat your unwanted side effects. You could also...

5 Benefits of Psychotherapy for Grief and Loneliness Mar 8th, 2021

Loss and loneliness can impact you at any time. And, for many, the last year or so has meant separation from friends and family, increasing struggles with loneliness. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has also claimed many lives, leaving people around the country stricken with loss and grief....

TMS for Depression: How Long Do the Benefits Last? Feb 11th, 2021

Everyone feels blue sometimes, but if you suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, you might struggle daily with deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and emotional pain. If you think you could have serious depression, contact the experts at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates LLC for diagnosis and information about your treatment options....

What Happens During a Psych Evaluation? Jan 21st, 2021

Psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, more commonly known as “psych evals,” are used to determine a patient’s mental state and guide recommendations for the best treatment. You might wonder if you could benefit from a psychiatric evaluation, or a loved one may be in need of psychiatric treatment. If you or a...

Healthy Sleep Habits to Commit to for the New Year Dec 20th, 2020

Lots of people make New Year’s Resolutions involving better health. You might decide to cut back on unhealthy foods, quit smoking, or go to the doctor more regularly. But have you thought about committing to healthier sleep habits? You might not know about just how much the quality of your...

Mental Health and the Holidays: Common Struggles and What to Do About Them Nov 10th, 2020

Many people find themselves dealing with increased mental health troubles around the holiday season. The combination of early nightfall, social pressure, and personal memories can even get to people who don’t experience mental health struggles year-round; and for those who do, symptoms may be renewed or intensified.  This year, the...

Benefits of Pharmacogenetic Testing Oct 7th, 2020

We all inherit genes from our parents. Genes can be passed down from either your mother or your father, coming together to form the strands of your own unique DNA. Your genetics affect everything from your eye color to your predisposition to certain medical conditions. Your genetics also control how...

Does ADHD Last into Adulthood? Sep 17th, 2020

Learning that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any sort of physical or mental health condition can be frightening. It can be even more unsettling when you don’t know what to expect from the years to come. Fortunately, you have a team of mental health experts ready...

How to Support a Loved One Through Grief Aug 18th, 2020

You never want to see someone you love and care for suffer through heartache and grief, but it can often be difficult to know what to say or how to help. That’s where our experts come in. We want to be your partner in seeing your friends and family through...

Recognizing the Signs of Dementia Jul 22nd, 2020

You’ve spent your life creating memories with loved ones and storing them away to cherish forever, and you look forward to being present for many more to come. Losing even a small piece of your ability to experience and remember the best parts of life can be tragic. That’s why...

Tips for Handling Overwhelming Stress Jun 24th, 2020

Battling overwhelming stress can feel like a lonely battle. This is far from the truth. Approximately 74% of people experience such extreme stress they are unable to cope. What’s worse is that only a small percentage of that population will seek help and guidance.  At Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, Dr....

5 Most Common Behavioral Issues May 27th, 2020

Behavior disorders can greatly impact a person’s life. Whether you’ve been diagnosed since a child, are concerned about warning signs in a loved one, or are recognizing symptoms in your own life, the best way to treat a behavioral disorder is to be fully informed.  Our team of experts led...

What's Included in a Psychiatric Evaluation? Apr 20th, 2020

More and more people are seeking out psychiatric care each year. The push for receiving mental health has grown exponentially, but what does it mean to see a psychiatrist? It’s best to know what to anticipate before sitting down with one of our experts.  Our team of psychiatric professionals at...

Custom Insomnia Solutions So You Can Get Back to Sleep Mar 2nd, 2020

When you toss and turn in the middle of the night suffering from your chronic insomnia, you might feel alone in your struggle. However, you’re actually among the 25% of people who develop insomnia during their lifetime. The even better news is that 75% of those individuals have found relief...

4 Signs of PTSD Feb 6th, 2020

Approximately one out of 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime. PTSD can be life-altering and even debilitating, but there’s hope in treatment and management strategies.  Our team at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates specializes in psychiatric care, including PTSD.  Overview of PTSD PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder,...

How Millennium PGTSM Pharmacogenetic Testing Helps Predict Your Response to Certain Medications Jan 1st, 2020

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or another mental health condition, you may have experienced the challenging trial-and-error process involved in finding a prescription drug that’s right for you. Just when you think you’ve discovered an appropriate solution, you find you’re dizzy and lightheaded during the third...

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Is Highly Effective in Remedying Insomnia Dec 1st, 2019

It’s normal to have problems sleeping from time to time, but if the problems continue and aren’t resolved quickly, it can turn into a condition called insomnia. If you’re someone who has insomnia, falling asleep or staying asleep is difficult and makes you irritable and exhausted.  Our expert team at...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: How It Can Help You Nov 1st, 2019

Marked by long periods of unexplained sadness, a lack of interest in people and activities you once enjoyed, and in some cases, even pain, depression is one of the most prevalent mental health issues in America. It shows up as chronic fatigue, irritability, lack of appetite, decreased interest in sex,...

When Does Anxiety Require Medical Intervention? Oct 1st, 2019

Stress has a bad reputation — but it’s only partially deserved. In small doses, it serves a very important purpose. It alerts you to danger and gives you a sense of urgency, which is commonly known as the fight-or-flight response. But if it’s continuous and left unchecked, stress can lead...

5 Symptoms Not Commonly Associated with Depression that Should Not Go Unchecked Sep 18th, 2019

Major depressive disorder, often called depression, is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting more than 17 million people, which is a little more than 7% of the adult population. Unfortunately, thanks to the stigma surrounding the disorder and lack of general knowledge, many sufferers...