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Self-Care and Quarantine During COVID-19

Long before the pandemic, medical professionals had already realized a disturbing trend in mental health cases. In many communities across this nation, Americans are working longer hours. And increasing wages are failing to keep up with more rapidly increasing inflation. The internet allows us to build global communities, but many are still alone when they […]     Read More >>

The Reasons People Avoid Mental Health Treatment

Nearly half of the United States’ population will experience a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Despite the stigma, struggling with a mental illness is a normal part of existence, especially for urban populations where the percentage of cases is substantially higher. Perceptions of mental illness have drastically changed, allowing people to access […]     Read More >>

What are the Physical Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorders represent the most common mental illnesses present in the United States today. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, roughly 40 million adults over the age of 18 are affected every year. That is 18% of the national population! As many as 25% of American adults having an anxiety disorder at […]     Read More >>

How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack

Although they aren’t necessarily common, panic disorders affect between 2 and 3% of all American adults. In fact, 4.7% of American adults will experience a panic attack during their lifetime. These statistics are markedly higher for adults in their late teens to early twenties and doubled for women. For friends and family, it is important […]     Read More >>

What’s the Connection Between Depression and Insomnia?

According to the Sleep Foundation, depression affects around 20 million Americans. Still, many experts believe that depression remains an under-reported condition. On the one hand, the long-surviving negative attitude surrounding mental illness is a contributing factor. But, the subtle nature of depression itself is responsible for patients going undiagnosed for months or even years. And, insomni     Read More >>

You’re Not Alone: Dealing with Social Anxiety

The experts at Cognitive Behavior Associates estimate that roughly 7% of the American population experiences social anxiety on a regular basis. That means that at every one hundred plus person wedding you attend, there are probably at least other six people who know exactly how you feel. That being said, the precise way in which […]     Read More >>

Addicition: Exploring a Complicated Disease

Addicition: Exploring a Complicated Disease Historically, addiction was treated as a personal failure. It’s often associated with a lack of faith or fortitude, an assumption that comes with lasting effects. Even the early 20th century attempts to understand addiction recovery studied the condition from a perspective of superiority over their subjects. It led researchers to […]     Read More >>

Cognitive Behavior Associates’ Dr. Lauren Shapiro Awarded National Science Foundation Grant Focused on Reducing Dating Aggression

Cognitive Behavior Associates’ Dr. Lauren Shapiro Awarded National Science Foundation Grant Focused on Reducing Dating Aggression Are sweaty palms and vulgar language evidence of a potential sexual predator? (Beverly Hills, CA) November 06, 2016 – Does locker room talk lead to dating violence? Does a racing heart or sweaty palms during a fight with a […]     Read More >>

Partnering with Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute, Tri-City Mental Health Center will Offer Patients Cognitive Behavior Treatment for Psychosis

Partnering with Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute, Tri-City Mental Health Center will Offer Patients Cognitive Behavior Treatment for Psychosis CBTI, Tri-City Mental Health Center Partnership (Beverly Hills, CA) September 20, 2016 – Mental illness often leaves families in crowded emergency rooms or in psychiatric hospitals, leading to higher costs and poorer outcomes. In order to offer [&     Read More >>

Cognitive Behavior Associates Welcomes Megan L. Wagner, Ph.D., BCB

Cognitive Behavior Associates Welcomes Megan L. Wagner, Ph.D., BCB Psychologist Adding BioFeedback to List of Treatment Programs (Beverly Hills, CA) July 20, 2016 – Cognitive Behavior Associates (CBA) is pleased to announce that Megan L. Wagner, Ph.D., BCB has joined the practice, adding Biofeedback to its list of services. Biofeedback is empirically supported for anxiety reduction [&hellip     Read More >>