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3 minute musings: The incredible benefits of a mom tribe

Motherhood is an incredible, fulfilling journey. However, it can feel lonely at times, and many mothers might feel alone with their children. But moms do not need to parent in isolation; in fact, I don’t think we were ever meant to parent in isolation. It does not make you a lesser mom to ask for…

Hygge: Four things we can learn from the happiest people on earth

Denmark, along with its neighbors Finland, Sweden and Norway, consistently earns the enviable rank of one of the happiest countries in the world. More recently, the world has been introduced to hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), a central component of Danish culture that is intricately tied into their happiness. Although many who study the culture will agree…

Meet Dr. Iyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Being a mental health professional is the best job. As I always tell my medical students, psychiatry is the one field that can consistently create deep and meaningful change in the patients that seek it. However, many people are uncertain about seeking an appointment with a psychiatrist due to myths and misconceptions. Unfortunately, this often…

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…

Postpartum Depression: Sadness, Guilt and Hope

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious condition and common post-delivery complication. Even healthy mothers with healthy babies can feel extraordinary sadness and feelings of shame and guilt. And although the majority of women report knowing what PPD is, very few actually get diagnosed and treated for it. PPD is typically characterized by a consistently low…

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…

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