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California fires leave lasting mental health issues for survivors

California fires leave lasting mental health issues for survivors

Researchers at University of California San Diego, published a novel study that looked at the psychological consequences, finding that exposure to “climate trauma” for affected residents resulted in increased and chronic mental health problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Girls are more vulnerable to harmful effects of bullying

Girls are more vulnerable to harmful effects of bullying

Bullying among boys is often physical. Researchers say while many schools are cracking down on physical bullying which people can see, those actions probably are preventing and stopping bullying that’s more common among males. Among females, the bullying is often the kind that’s not visible.

Engaging in selfless acts improves symptoms of anxiety and depression

Engaging in selfless acts improves symptoms of anxiety and depression

A new study found that by performing acts of kindness patients suffering from anxiety and depression saw improvements beyond other commonly prescribed therapeutic techniques. Acts of kindness were defined as “big or small acts that benefit others or make others happy, typically at some cost to you in terms of time or resources.”

Living with uncertainty, pain and compromised physical ability

Living with uncertainty, pain and compromised physical ability

Dr. Jenny Holland PsyD was once diagnosed with Neuroendocrine cancer and is now a cancer survivor. She has lived with chronic pain her whole life due to Cerebral Palsy. These experiences give Dr. Holland a unique perspective and a deep understanding of what it is like to live with chronic illness and a life-threatening diagnosis. “As a cancer survivor, I enjoy working with others with cancer to improve quality-of-life while going through treatment, by addressing symptoms that may arise practically and imaginatively,”

Facing daily challenges with confidence

Clients consistently rank Dr. Jenny Holland very high, recognizing not only her expertise in the field of psychotherapy, but for her compassionate and caring nature.
Dr. Holland has been in private practice for more than 17 years, helping patients to make life enhancing changes in what can be a complicated and overwhelming world.

Meditation proves effective alternative for treating anxiety

Meditation proves effective alternative for treating anxiety

A guided mindfulness-based stress reduction program was as effective as use of the gold-standard drug — the common antidepressant drug escitalopram — for patients with anxiety disorders, according to results of a first-of-its-kind, randomized clinical trial.