Depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is higher in Utah and other places further from the equator. Psychiatrist Jason Hunziker, MD, talks about why ten percent of people in Utah are at a higher risk and key warning signs that indicate you or a loved one might suffer from SAD. To learn more about seasonal affective disorder treatments, listen to this interview with Dr. Hunziker.
If you or someone you know needs immediate support due to SAD or any other mental health concern, dial 988. In Utah, you can contact the Utah Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.
Sometimes a mental health crisis is serious enough that it requires immediate professional intervention. This can protect the person in crisis and the people around them. Natalie McClintock, LCSW, Sometimes a mental health crisis is serious enough that it requires immediate professional intervention. This can protect the person in crisis and the people around them.
If you suspect that you or a loved on is experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, call 988 to reach the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
We’ve all felt sad or “off” at one time or another, but when that feeling lasts for a long time or starts to interfere with your life, it could be depression. Mental health specialist Scott Langenecker, PhD, talks to the guys about what depression is, why it happens, and some strategies on how to get back to living your best life.
Sensory disorders in children have recently been added as an official psychiatric diagnosis and are estimated to impact as many as 15% of kids in the US. These conditions are marked by a significant sensitivity to sounds, textures, tastes, or brightness and can be quite disruptive to their behavior and development. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains why these conditions are on the rise, and how a parent can identify and accommodate them.
Together, with national experts across the country, Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah launched a nationwide collaborative effort toeliminate mental health and substance use disorder stigma.
An aging brain heavily impacts all the domains of healthy living. As we grow old, we hope to age with a clear mind. But dementing illnesses can impair our abilities to remember, think, or make decisions, and are unfortunately common among the aging. Medical clinical social worker Liz Garcia-Leavitt joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health—the last in a three-episode discussion on aging—to talk about women's aging brain and how dementing illnesses affect both the patient and their loved ones.
Your teenager complains of constant dizzy spells or vertigo. Could it be a symptom of something serious? According to Dr. Cindy Gellner, dizziness is a pretty common condition—especially for adolescents. Learn more about the causes of dizziness in children and treatments that can help.
One in ten Americans deal with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety every year, but there’s still a stigma surrounding the topic. Many people don’t seek treatment because they’re embarrassed or think they can handle it themselves. In this podcast, Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones advises those who suffer from depression and anxiety to seek help. He clears up confusion about medications and treatment options and offers advice on maintaining a healthy mind.
Binge Eating Disorder is a disruptive condition characterized by repeated binge/purge cycles. Psychiatrist Jason Hunziker explains why the condition and other eating disorders may be a symptom of a deeper underlying mental disorder. Prompt, effective treatment of the mental disorder can help to avert long-term physical problems often associated with obesity.