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Learn How to Really Motivate Yourself For Free!

In 1991 Millner & Rollnick published a book on how to help people get motivated to tackle their addictions and it covered a type of therapy title Motivation Interviewing. Their down to earth ideas about human change requiring a friendly non-judgemental relationship helping to start self-review and spark motivation caught on rapidly.

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Learn How to Really Motivate Yourself For Free!

How Do You Compare All Of The Mental Health Providers In Austin, Texas?

Who should I call? How do I begin the process of figuring out who’s right for me? At Pondworks in Austin, we want you to understand one important part of setting your expectations and that’s level of training.

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on How Do You Compare All Of The Mental Health Providers In Austin, Texas?

Should Cannabis Be Part Of Your Mental Health Care?

For me, as a doctor, marijuana is more of a practical “how-to” issue for a very important problem. That problem is a person is coming to me for asking for help. Consider a made-up conversation I’m having with Dave for the treatment of anxiety. Texas And Marijuana. Should It Be Legal? Should Cannabis Be Part Of Your Mental Health Care?

By |July 26th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Should Cannabis Be Part Of Your Mental Health Care?

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans – Part Two

These are really important ways to get an idea of how much you need to exercise. As you can see above, if you are doing vigorous exercise it doubles your benefit. Another way to say it is your total workout time gets cut in half.

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans – Part Two

What Are The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans?

Much of our physical and mental health has to do with this idea of returning in a “new, imaginative” way to what we all know to be true. Exercise is good for our mental and physical health and wellbeing

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on What Are The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans?

Texas Lawmakers Vote To Protect Patients Access To Mental Health Care

Texas Lawmakers Vote To Protect Patients Access To Mental Health Care. Read how this affects your access to local Austin mental health services

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Texas Lawmakers Vote To Protect Patients Access To Mental Health Care

How Does My Work Effect My Mental Health?

In recent months, her depression and insomnia had become so unmanageable that her performance began to suffer. Finally, a negative work evaluation brought her to my office.

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How Does My Work Effect My Mental Health?

Can IT Innovation Improve and Change Mental Healthcare Delivery?

Psychiatry or mental healthcare exists largely to treat problems of the mind.  How then do we address questions regarding educational best practices for this immeasurably complex and invaluable system?

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Can IT Innovation Improve and Change Mental Healthcare Delivery?

What Does Mental Health Care Look Like for “Normal” People?

It is estimated that 1 in 9 Americans have been prescribed psychiatric medication in their lifetimes, this is according to a study by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on What Does Mental Health Care Look Like for “Normal” People?

Should I Get Ketamine Treatment for Depression?

“Y’all be careful!” would be the most important first words that we would say to you if you are considering Ketamine treatment.  I recently had the unsettling experience of holding […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Should I Get Ketamine Treatment for Depression?

Can Computers Make Better Medication Choices than Psychiatrists?

Can computers make better genetic medication choices than Psychiatrists?

We have been asking ourselves lately a timely question. Can computers make a better genetic medication choice than a local Psychiatrists? I’m not sure what other Austin […]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can Computers Make Better Medication Choices than Psychiatrists?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, What is it and is it right for me?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or whats many times referred to as CBT, is a type of mental health treatment. It’s commonly available in many places […]

By |December 27th, 2018|Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

How to Chase Depression Away with Exercise Once a Week

The Best Exercise Frequency To Help Beat Depression

Kitchen table wisdom would say exercise helps chase the blues away if you are in a depressed state.  Medicine and Psychiatry agree, and doesn’t that feel good if […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on How to Chase Depression Away with Exercise Once a Week

Virtual Mental Health: Does it Work?

Some Common Pitfalls On How To Get Rid Of Insomnia

Insomnia and virtual mental health is a booming business and its obvious to see why. We would like to propose a question to you. That question […]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Virtual Mental Health: Does it Work?

The Power of Your Mind | Finding a Good Psychiatrist in Austin TX

The Power of Your Mind | Finding a Good Psychiatrist in Austin TX

In today’s world, technology is rapidly evolving, and changing the way we interact with things, people, and ourselves. Often times it may seem […]

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Psychiatry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Power of Your Mind | Finding a Good Psychiatrist in Austin TX

Psychiatrist in Austin TX | How Might One Help You with Anxiety?

Psychiatrist in Austin TX | How Might One Help You with Anxiety?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who helps you feel better! He or she will listen to you, and help come up with a plan […]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Psychiatry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Psychiatrist in Austin TX | How Might One Help You with Anxiety?

Yoga Offers a Simple Solution and Complements Psychiatry

Yoga Offers a Simple Solution and Complements Psychiatry

Psychiatry is about mind and body. Mental health is intimately intertwined with physical health. Psychiatry can be a place to come and find information about the different […]

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Psychiatry|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Yoga Offers a Simple Solution and Complements Psychiatry