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Muriel Sommers

Ask The Psychiatrist: What’s Behind the Rise...

Suicide rates in the U.S. are rising, experts say, and the coronavirus pandemic may be to blame. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

September 23, 2021 / 5 min read

Ask the Psychiatrist: Why Observe International Overdose...

“I’m so passionate about this subject because there are so many stigmas associated with substance use disorders – I hope this information will be enlightening...

August 31, 2021 / 5 min read

Mindful Living, Mindful Eating: the Art of...

Staying well is always important – now more than ever – but with our never-ending to-do lists it can be a challenge finding time to...

August 26, 2021 / 3 min read

Ask the Therapist: Alcohol, Addiction and the...

Last year when COVID-19 hit, alcohol became an essential coping mechanism for many Americans, spurring a 54 percent increase in U.S. alcohol sales, according to...

August 19, 2021 / 5 min read

Ask the Psychiatrist: Could I Have Post-Traumatic...

Given everything South Floridians have endured with the pandemic over the past year and a half – emotions compounded by the recent tragedy of the...

July 15, 2021 / 4 min read

Ask the Psychiatrist: When Do Eating Habits...

People’s relationship with food can be complicated. So much of what you eat – and how you eat – is tied to your emotions, experts...

June 30, 2021 / 5 min read

Ask the Psychiatrist: Tending to Your Mental...

“One of my favorite books is Love in the Time of Cholera, not only because of the love story but also because one of its...

June 17, 2021 / 5 min read

Calming Techniques to Soothe Yourself and Your...

“You just had a beautiful new baby, it’s all a wonder and you’re so excited,” says Beth Ruhmann, certified therapeutic recreation specialist and Community Health...

June 10, 2021 / 4 min read

Ask the Psychiatrist: Everyday Tips for Better...

“When you treat a patient holistically, you not only treat the symptoms, you work with the patient on eating healthy, staying away from alcohol and...

May 29, 2021 / 5 min read

‘The Fourth Trimester’: Minding Your Mental Health...

Welcoming a baby into the world is one of life’s most magical experiences. But for new moms struggling with the physical and emotional changes that...

May 24, 2021 / 5 min read