Behavioral Healthcare Associates, LLC


What Is Bipolar Disorder? Can It Be Managed?

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW The term “Bipolar” is sometimes used casually to describe a person’s erratic behavior or emotions. However, Bipolar Disorder is an actual brain disorder causing severe impairment in multiple areas of functioning, primarily shifts in energy,…

Read More

Sleep Deprivation and Overlapping Symptoms With Other Mental Health and Physiological Disorders

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Sleep deprivation can be both a cause and an effect of several mental health disorders and many physiological health concerns including, but not limited to:  cardiovascular issues, obesity, immune system deficiencies, and Type II Diabetes.  Anxiety can…

Read More

Using Mindfulness to Manage Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Research has indicated that mindfulness practices are effective ways to reduce and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. Thoughts and beliefs influence feelings and thus sensations and ultimately symptoms of anxiety and depression. These thoughts…

Read More

Optimizing Psychiatric Medication Management

By John Shin, MD Medication management and psychotherapy are important treatment modalities to treat various psychiatric disorders, such as Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. However, there are other strategies which should also be an active part of…

Read More