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Social Media Depression: Birmingham Maple Clinic’s Carrie Krawiec on the Dr. Nandi Show!

Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Carrie Krawiec, LMFT, spoke on the “Ask Dr. Nandi” set on September 29, 2013. Dr. Nandi, a Detroit-area gastroenterologist, author, speaker, educator and patient advocate, hosts a daily T.V. show which emphasizes his values of empathy and treatment of the “whole patient” — mind and body. In line with Dr. Nandi’s … Read more

BMC’s Carrie Krawiec to be Interviewed on “Ask Dr. Nandi” about Social Media Depression

We are very pleased and excited to announce that our very own Carrie Krawiec will be featured on the highly anticipated “Ask Dr. Nandi” Show on The Impact Network.  The episode will be focusing on the rise of social media depression and how to treat it. For more background information about social media depression, read … Read more

What is FOMO? – Social Media & Mental Health

This week a variety of words were added to Oxford Dictionaries Online. The words likely have no meaning to many digitally-uncool adults, but teens and the technologically savvy (usually the same thing), however, are all too familiar with words due to their frequency of use on social media sites. Due to the limited number of … Read more

Social Media Depression: Do you have the Facebook Blues?

The Problem Does seeing how many friends, likes and comments a friend has on their social media sites get you down? Surfing Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and seeing your friends’ engagements, babies, trips, losses, jobs, via pictures and status updates can cause an overwhelming swirl of emotions. Often people report experiencing sadness looking at the … Read more

Routine Screening For Psychiatric, Cognitive, And Social Comorbidities Could Enhance Quality Of Care And Quality Of Life For People With Epilepsy

Main Category: EpilepsyAlso Included In: Mental HealthArticle Date: 28 Sep 2012 – 2:00 PDT Current ratings for:Routine Screening For Psychiatric, Cognitive, And Social Comorbidities Could Enhance Quality Of Care And Quality Of Life For People With Epilepsy The intricate relationship between epilepsy and cognitive, psychiatric, and social problems is explored in a new paper published … Read more

How Early Social Deprivation Impairs Long-Term Cognitive Function

Main Category: Pediatrics / Children’s HealthAlso Included In: Mental Health;  Neurology / NeuroscienceArticle Date: 17 Sep 2012 – 2:00 PDT Current ratings for:How Early Social Deprivation Impairs Long-Term Cognitive Function A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults. A study from Boston … Read more

Social Media and Privacy Concerns for Mental Health Professionals

The use of social media in healthcare has sparked a debate that has been quickly growing, as privacy concerns for the patient and the psychologist, physician and other medical staff have come front and center.  The question of what role social media should play in the medical field has certainly become a big issue, but … Read more

Intimacy Measured by Social Networking “Relationship Status”

In the age of social networking, many don’t consider relationships real until Facebook tells them so. Known as ‘Facebook official’ by young adults and teens, the term can be an intense negotiation for any new couple. To some, the significance of “Facebook official” may be silly. Conversely, it’s not so different than past relationship markers … Read more

March is National Professional Social Work Month

March is National Professional Social Work Month. On March 1, 2012 the National Association of Social Work (NASW) introduced this year’s theme “Social Work Matters” to showcase the impact of more than 642,000 professional social workers in America. According to NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH,  “Social workers weave together the threads … Read more

Birmingham Maple Clinic Reports That Overuse of Social Media May Contribute to Anxiety

The Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of professional mental health services in Michigan, recently reported on an article by Kathryn Gregory of the West Virginia Gazette that suggests there is a link for many between social media and the fear of “missing out”. As reported by the mental health treatment clinic in Michigan, Gregory’s article discusses … Read more

How Social Media May Be Hurting Your Feelings

Kathryn Gregory of the West Virginia Gazette recently wrote an article discussing the link for many between social media and the fear of “missing out”.  In her article, Gregory discussed how the many forms of social media can cause anxiety, “As the constant need for communication is becoming the social norm, it’s increasingly difficult for … Read more

Birmingham Maple Clinic Reports on Studies Linking Oxytocin, Reduced Social Anxiety

Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of professional mental health services in Michigan for over 30 years, recently reported on the results of a study linking Oxytocin use with reduced social anxiety.  According to the Clinic’s blog, psychcentral.com recently published findings on a new study carried out by Concordia University which found that Oxytocin (a naturally occurring … Read more

How Oxytocin May Help Reduce Social Anxiety

While social anxiety can become a troublesome issue for many individuals at different points throughout their lives, many who suffer from chronic social anxiety can easily become overwhelmed during this time of year as they find themselves inundated with holiday party invitations and invitations to New Year’s celebrations.  The holiday season is particularly difficult for … Read more