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June 2014

AHP Therapist Mary Kennedy Wins DPA Award

Announcement — Mary Kennedy, a practicing psychologist at Associates in Health Psychology in Wilmington has won First Place in the 2014 Delaware Press Association Contest that recognizes excellence in communication. The annual competition encourages and rewards excellence in communication and is open to all professional communicators in Delaware. Judged by out-of-state communications professionals to ensure impartiality, the contest provides an opportunity to compete in various print or electronic broadcasting fields. All DPA contest …Read More

The Shame Game and ADHD: How to Overcome

The Shame Game and ADHD  by William Dodson, M.D. Why people with ADHD struggle with feelings of shame and how they can overcome them. Shame is Not Guilt Shame is one of the oldest known English words that originally meant to “hide or cover up.” As such, shame is the hardest thing to deal with since it tends to be hidden and never addressed. Feeling shame is different than feeling …Read More

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or arthritis can come as a blow. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you can learn to manage these feelings to live a fulfilling life. Emotional roller coaster Distress is common following a chronic disease diagnosis. Research indicates that people who are experiencing a number of stressful life events before diagnosis, …Read More

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep: Strategies for Success

How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the Institute of Medicine. In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury when, in fact it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital …Read More

Can’t Sleep? Strategies for a More Restful Slumber

ACTIONS TO TAKE TO GET QUALITY NIGHTTIME SLEEP  Maintain a regular sleep and wake time 7 days a week. Turn your bedroom into a sleep-inducing environment.  Establish a soothing pre-sleep routine. Use your bedroom for sleep. Do not text, tweet, email, watch TV or eat in bed. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime. If possible, don’t nap during the day or evening. If you …Read More