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Journaling: A Powerful Tool for Wellness (Part I)

Journaling is a technique frequently used by people in therapy or those who are interested in improving various aspects of their mental or physical health. Some people avoid journaling because they think it’s the equivalent of the “dear diary” thing they did when they were children, but do not be mistaken. Actually, journaling is a highly effective technique…

Physician shortages: why it exists and what we can do about it

Tragically, there is limited access to healthcare in developing countries that results in high levels of mortality in some of the most vulnerable patients and populations worldwide. However, even in a developed Western country, such as the United States, there are disparities in access to quality healthcare. While there are valid fears about worsening the…

Dr. Iyer is on live on Sirius XM tomorrow! Be sure to tune in!

Tune in tomorrow April 18 to Doctors Radio on SiriusXM at 7:00 AM (ET) to listen to Dr. Iyer speak about postpartum depression! Dr. Iyer will be speaking with Dr. Carol Bernstein on the Everyday Health show regarding common questions on postpartum depression. Here’s more on the show: Annual check-ups, coughs, colds, bruises, sprains, congestion,…

Dr. Iyer is live on Wellness Blueprint Radio tomorrow! Be sure to tune in!

Dr. Iyer will be live on the radio on March 17 at 8:00 AM (CT). Be sure to tune in! More about Wellness Blueprint Radio and how you can listen in can be found here: http://www.wellnessblueprintradio.com/ Here’s the description of the show: Wellness Blueprint Radio Join Dr. Maiysha and Coach Elliott this Friday with their special guest…

What is mindfulness?

Think of an after dinner mint. Sweet and flavorful, but typically only distributed in small quantities at a time, they are the perfect way to completely clear your palate, wiping clean the last remnants of a tantalizing meal. A small dosage completely nullifies the aftertaste, so that the attention is no longer on the meal…

What is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a doctor who is trained to work in understanding, diagnosing and treating any ailments pertaining to the mind and brain. In order to become a psychiatrist, one has to complete four years of medical school training, as well as another four years of psychiatry residency training. Psychiatry residency is which is a…

Guest Post: Effective and Natural Ways to Combat Stress

Some studies indicate that between 75 % – 90 % of all doctor visits are related to stress-induced conditions. Chronic and uncontrolled stress could make you more susceptible to several serious ailments, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders and psychiatric disorders. Since it is impossible to completely avoid stress, it is best to…

What’s Psychotherapy?

Photo courtesy of unsplash.com When we talk about therapy, some people conjure up images of Sigmund Freud and his couch. Freud was innovative in so many ways, but therapy has evolved a long way since his time. Psychotherapy (otherwise known as “therapy” or “talk therapy”) is an effective and evidence-based form of treatment for many…