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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

Anxiety, not Halloween, may be the cause of your nightmares

But for many, the spooky season of Halloween time only highlights the nightmares that interfere with sleep and quality of life. Today we examine the relationship between anxiety and the nighttime disturbances of nightmares and night sweats.
Oct 19th, 2022

What has Fibromyalgia stolen from you?

Due to the variety of symptoms patients can report, Fibro can steal your quality of life. All of these symptoms can trigger the others, causing an endless loop of dysfunction.The good news for those with Fibro is that there are exciting new solutions.
Oct 15th, 2022

5 ways to be a healthier parent for healthier kids

It is not just anecdotal – studies have shown that the mental health of children is closely connected to their parents’ mental health. A child’s healthy development depends on their parents—and other caregivers who act in the role of parents—who support th
Sep 28th, 2022

The VA diagnosed you with PTSD, now what?

If you have been diagnosed with PTSD, know that you have options outside of the VA, many at no charge to you. We offer clinical research studies, private practice support with physicians who are veterans and ketamine therapy.
Sep 17th, 2022

Why is there water in my boat?

Brandon Lenfest, guest contributor and long-time staffer at the clinic, offers a fresh perspective on the journey of mental health and mental wellness.
Aug 10th, 2022

What You Need to Know About Alcohol and Anxiety

If you’re struggling with anxiety, a glass of wine may relax you in the short term, but it’s still important to deal with the underlying cause, especially if it is a medical condition called anxiety.
Apr 18th, 2022

5 Tips for Surviving Change

Change can be scary and downright anxiety-provoking for many. Learn five ways you can survive and thrive in times of uncertainty.
Apr 8th, 2022

Is Your Brain Getting Enough Sleep?

You can improve your mental and physical health by sleeping well each night. Sleep is important for both physical health as well as emotional health.
Mar 18th, 2022

Nutrition -- The Game Changer

Food is your fuel;  it can help you fight a virus, decrease inflammation, increase immunity, turn genetic markers for disease on or off. Take the challenge and use one of these 3 suggestions to change how you feel today!
Mar 15th, 2022

News from the clinic !

If your inbox looks anything like mine...there is a strong possibility you missed Doc's latest newsletter. Check it out by clicking on the link!
Feb 2nd, 2022

Your 2022 Road Map

Goal setting is a great way to start the New Year but what is the best way to go about this process to make sure it pays off in the long run?
Jan 12th, 2022

Happy Holidays!

Doc and a special guest want to wish you all the best of the season!
Dec 23rd, 2021

Social Anxiety Isn’t Just Shyness

Living with social anxiety disorder may be challenging, but you have options. There are many ways to help manage and overcome social anxiety triggers and reduce symptoms.
Dec 1st, 2021

Why Do More Women Than Men Get Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?

Unfortunately, women are prone to chronic pain disorders than men. According to U.S. Government statistics, females are 90% more likely to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. But there are treatment options for both genders available.
Nov 7th, 2021

Can PTSD Ever Go Away on its Own?

PTSD never entirely goes away; however, with proper treatment, PTSD symptoms can be diminished and made manageable. Experiencing a traumatic event doesn’t have to take over your life. We are here to help and want to guide you through the trauma you faced!
Nov 3rd, 2021

Is ketamine a treatment option for Anxiety?

Anxiety conditions can be disabling and result in life-disrupting stress, fear, and panic attacks. Ketamine therapy has shown promising results for treating mental disorders like anxiety to enhance lifestyle and ease extreme symptoms of the disorder.
Sep 16th, 2021

Back to school stress?

Watch our latest video where Dr. Sambunaris offers advice on how to deal with the "new normal" of back to school!
Aug 12th, 2021

Depression, Fibromyalgia, and chronic pain

Pain can be depressing, and depression creates and exacerbates pain. This cycle can be a dangerous one. In fact, people afflicted by chronic pain are three times more likely to develop psychiatric disorders (most often anxiety or mood disorders).
Jun 2nd, 2021

Fibromyalgia and Chickenpox: Is There a Connection?

Anyone that has had Chickenpox, even if it was all the way back in childhood, now lives with the risk of experiencing Shingles when they enter their later years. And what does that have to do with Fibromyalgia?!
Apr 29th, 2021
#Fibro #FibroATL #FibroAlpharetta #FibroOptions

The sneaky symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is painful, difficult to diagnose and has limited treatment options. But there are always new drugs being developed! #Fibro #FibroATL #FibroAlpharetta #FibroOptions
Mar 24th, 2021

Is it anxiety or depression?

Anxiety and depression can look a lot alike, but there are some distinct differences. Our recommendation: get a professional opinion from a physician!
Dec 9th, 2020

Discussing Depression with Friends & Family

Discussing depression is important. It is a medical condition that extends far beyond sadness. The following is a guide on how to help yourself OR how to help others.
Oct 7th, 2020

When older loved ones don't listen to your fears

You worry about your children during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of us are equally concerned about our elders, who are at much higher risk of death if they become infected. There may be only so much you can do!
Aug 12th, 2020

Recognize the signs of PTSD

If you are bothered by thoughts and feelings from a trauma, you may wonder if you have PTSD. Taking a screening — either online or at a VA medical center (VAMC) — is a good idea.
Aug 12th, 2020

Tips for a better night's sleep

Has stress got you struggling with sleep? Better habits can help but if you continue to toss and turn it could be more...
Jul 6th, 2020
Stress vs anxiety

Can stress really cause anxiety?

Stress is a normal and necessary reaction to the pressures of life and anxiety is a medical condition caused by an imbalance in the brain. Learn how stress can trigger a serious, but treatable, medical condition.
Jul 1st, 2020
Chronic Stress

How Stress Affects the Aging Process

Did you know that chronic stress, depression and anxiety all accelerate the aging process? Learn more about the mind/body connection and how you can protect both.
Jun 25th, 2020

One Big Misconception About ADD

Caffeine and nicotine help focus your attention in the short term attention, but doesn't help your ADD in the long term.
Apr 1st, 2020

Does My Child Have Depression?

Has your child been isolating themselves more often than usual? Are you wondering if they have depression? Here are a few of the common signs and symptoms.
Mar 27th, 2020
The process of neurogenesis

The science of ketamine

A quick overview on the science of why ketamine is different than traditional SSRIs and why it is an important treatment option for 33% of patients currently on medication for depression and anxiety.
Oct 8th, 2019

Have insomnia? You are in good company.

Did you know that 60 million Americans struggle with insomnia? If you are one of those that just can't seem to get a good night's rest, you are in good company!
Oct 14th, 2019