What to Know About Depression in Older Adults

Ahmed Sherif Abdel Meguid, MD, FRCPC, (pronouns: he/him) is a board-certified consultation-liaison psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist at Inova Behavioral Health Services. Note: Depression is not a normal part of aging. It is a treatable medical condition, and older adults are at increased risk of developing symptoms of depression (also called major depressive disorder, or MDD). If…

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How to Find Your Joy

Sonja Flood, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker. She serves as a Senior Director for Inova Behavioral Health Services. There are many terms for the sense of chronic, overarching stress so many of us are feeling these days: Existing, not living Languishing instead of flourishing Overwhelmed Numb The combination of major life challenges and…

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Inova Opens First Inova Cares Clinic for Behavioral Health

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Leesburg, VA — Inova Health System is proud to announce the opening of the first Inova Cares Clinic – Behavioral Health (ICCBH) which provides adult mental health counseling services to individuals who are underinsured, uninsured or have Virginia Medicaid coverage and are struggling with symptoms of mild to moderate mental health conditions. ICCBH is located…

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Men and Suicide: A Quiet Crisis

James Murphy, MD, MBA, LSSBB, is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry. He serves at the Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Inova Behavioral Health Services. Who is at greatest risk of dying by suicide? The answer may surprise you. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, of the approximately…

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Dads and Depression: Raising Awareness

Tara Croan, LCSW, PMH-C, women’s behavioral health therapist, Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services;  Sarah Orrison, LCSW, women’s behavioral health therapist, Inova Behavioral Health Services; and Rushi Vyas, MD, psychiatrist. When a couple welcomes a new baby into the family, everything changes. The parents tend to focus on the new baby’s needs and on the new…

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Mental Health Coping Tips for Your Kids as They Transition Between Online and In-Person Schooling

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Satish Shashidhara, DO, is a board certified Child & Adolescent psychiatrist with Inova Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Shashidhara is the Medical Director for the Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, and with little to no warning, children and adolescents saw all of their routines upended by lockdowns.…

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