The sudden increase in sunlight in the spring can destabilize mood, causing mania, insomnia, agitation, and anxious energy. Dr. Aiken discusses a new strategy using blue-light blocking glasses in the evening to manage
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There’s a lot of negative press about social media and the brain, but the news is not all bad. A new study found that supportive text messages can have a real antidepressant effect. The
For the first time, a diet has been developed that treats depression. Two Australian studies tested it out in 2017 with results that compared well to psychotherapy (though it works best in people who
"I can't turn my mind off at night - it races with worry." If you tend to stew with self-critical thoughts, fret over unsolvable problems, or have a worried mind you can't control,
Old Salem office We opened a new office on January 29, 2018 at the former site of the New Winston Museum. That museum is not closing - they are moving to a
We are planning a new addition at the corner of Country Club and Jonestown Road in Winston-Salem: 104 Cambridge Plaza Drive Our current offices in Greensboro, Clemmons, Old Salem, and Polo Rd Winston-Salem will
Congratulations to Dr. Chris Aiken who was featured for the 7th consecutive year in Best Doctors of America 2017. Dr. Aiken founded the Mood Treatment Center in 2008 and serves as its medical
A DBT-based group to build stress management skills This 6-session seminar will teach core Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills to help relationships, depression, anger, and impulsive control. DBT was
Valerie Vestal, PMH-NP, is a contributing author in a new self-help book called Goodness Abounds. The book is full of brief, easy to read uplifting stories.
We often see people who don't respond to, or even feel worse, on antidepressants. Fortunately, there are many other options, from specialized psychotherapies to natural treatments to alternative medications. In fact, there are as