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Coping with Panic Attacks

Anyone who has ever experienced a panic attack understands just how frightening it can be. One minute you feel fine, and the next minute it hits you without warning. Symptoms vary greatly, from a racing heart or tightening chest to a queasy stomach, sweating, a

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: What is adjustment disorder?

We all experience stressful events in life. And it’s certainly not uncommon to struggle with the changes brought on by these events. But excessive emotional or behavioral responses could signal an adjustment disorder, especially in children and adolescents. For children, this may be triggered by

A Healthy Approach to Video Games

In the past, parents worried about their kids spending too much in front of the television. Now we face the all-encompassing “screen time” struggle for kids who inevitably rely on their computers, tablets, phones and other devices for learning and entertainment. Video games have been

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: Do comfort foods improve your mood?

This year is coming to a close and many of us are looking forward to spending time with family and friends. More often than not, those gatherings involve traditional meals and dishes. It may feel like you’re surrounded by special holiday treats and sweets the

Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Most people experience trauma at some point in their lives. Based on the current state of affairs you may be grappling with several factors that have created trauma in your life, from climate change and the ensuing natural disasters to a high rate of COVID-19

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: Is there any truth to the 7-year itch?

According to popular belief, the 7-year-itch takes place when happiness in a marriage or long-term relationship declines after about seven years. But is there any truth to it? Let’s take a closer look. In the early years of a relationship, most couples experience a kind

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