Category Archives: Behavioral Health

Focus on Focus: A Look at ADHD

Let’s face it, the homework our children have to do can sometimes be boring. With a seemingly endless amount of things vying for their attention, no wonder it can be difficult to get them to complete their work and make it to bed. But, what is the difference between a child struggling to focus and…
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I’m Dreaming of a Sane Holiday

Ah, December... 'Tis the season for celebrating another year past and honoring our precious traditions. 'T'is the season for sharing extra smiles, sweets and heart-felt sentiments with the ones we love. While December is the time we speak most of peace on earth, it also is a time accompanied by a lot of stress for…
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Be Merry & Bright

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? And no…we don’t mean hot cocoa! How you answer this may depend on many factors, but we at Tallahassee Memorial consider it crucial to your health. Through our TMH FOR LIFE program — a health initiative created to help our community be the healthiest in the nation — we are…
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Peer Pressure 101

It seems to happen overnight. Your little son and daughter, who seemingly just started grammar school, have grown up! They’re teenagers now and suddenly, clothes and the way they look are just as important as music and the latest smartphone. The greatest influences in their lives, their parents and teachers, take a back seat to…
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Bullying: The Important Conversation

By: Connie L. Speer, MD Recently, bullying has moved from the shadows into the light. Schools have become aggressive in their policies related to student to student bullying. Bullying is no longer treated by looking the other way. Instead, it is being addressed directly by parents, often reporting it to school authorities and law enforcement.…
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It’s Time for Fitness February

Ah, February.  Or perhaps, uh-oh, it’s February already?  On the positive side, the days are getting longer, spring is approaching, and there will even be hope of extra chocolate around Valentine’s Day.  But, what about those New Year’s resolutions?  Are they starting to fade?  Are the extra holiday pounds and sluggish feeling still with us? …
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Healthy for the Holidays

The holidays are a beautiful time of year filled with family, celebration, gifts and of course, food. In order to stay happy and healthy while enjoying the season, we’re sharing tips on how to keep stress levels down and maintain a smaller waistline! Many people associate Thanksgiving with unhealthy casseroles and pies, which is typically…
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Is Your Drinking Really Moderate?

[caption id="attachment_6089" align="alignright" width="150"] Paul Knoll is the director of the Recovery Center at Tallahassee Memorial Behavioral Health Center.[/caption] Paul Knoll, PhD, LMHC, CAP While we may think of alcoholism as an easily-identified problem, in reality, alcohol dependence tends to develop gradually through subtle shifts in behavior. It is a slow process that can be…
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The High Risk of Eating Disorders

By: Paul Knoll, PhD, LMHC, CAP [caption id="attachment_6089" align="alignright" width="150"] Paul Knoll is the director of the Recovery Center at Tallahassee Memorial Behavioral Health Center.[/caption] Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can result in critical medical issues, even death. Many might remember the case of Terri Schiavo, a young lady whose extremely restrictive…
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I’m Dreaming of a Sane Christmas

 I’m dreaming of a Sane Christmas By: Christine T. Chiu-Geers, MD [caption id="attachment_3033" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Chiu-Geers is a primary care physician at TMH Physician Partners Wakulla.[/caption] Ah, December. Tis the season for celebrating another year past and honoring our precious traditions. Tis the season for sharing extra smiles, sweets, and heartfelt sentiments with the…
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