From daily affirmations to laughter and volunteering, find ways to stay on track with your recovery Michael B. Moore, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Inova Behavioral Health Outpatient Center at Merrifield. Francis Kulesa, MSW, is a behavioral health program therapist. With the holiday season approaching, we often have the opportunity to spend time…

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The time change can strike a blow to mental health Love it or hate it, we all have to do it — here in America, we push our clocks back an hour to resume standard time shortly before Thanksgiving. But for those prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the earlier sunset and longer period of…

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Feeling like a Grinch? Here are some ways to make the holidays easier.  The holidays are just around the corner, and while they often can be a time of joy and celebration, for many people, there can be sour notes among all that cheer.  “Some struggle with family dynamics and overwhelming stress during this time,”…

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Learn how to Help Children Cope with Cyberbullying. Name-calling and rumor-spreading have long been unpleasant and challenging aspects of adolescent life and have accelerated online in a form called cyberbullying. Standing up to an often faceless bully is now a new skill for teens and their families. So what…

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Michael B. Moore, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Inova Behavioral Health Outpatient Center at Merrifield. Parenting is hard work. When people talk about self-care and stress management, the discussion often focuses on moms. A mother’s mental well-being is incredibly important, of course — but we shouldn’t forget about dads. Fathers often feel like…

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Breaking barriers in behavioral health With the mind-body connection well established, Inova Medical Group’s pairing of primary care and behavioral health providers in the same offices has reaped rave reviews. Since July 2017, most Inova primary care clinics have counselors and other mental health clinicians on staff, under the same roof, creating a seamless transition between…

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Youth Suicide Prevention Dr. B. Jill McCabe and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in the region.  Being a parent is difficult. One of the most…

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Shruti Tewari, MD, is board certified in general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. She has a strong interest in treating childhood anxiety disorders and provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, therapy and developmental guidance at the Inova Kellar Center, a behavioral health service for children and families. Starting a new school year is an exciting time, but…

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