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Feeling the Emotional Aftermath of the Holidays? How Psychotherapy Can Help You Move Forward Jan 11th, 2022

For many, the holidays mark a difficult season for emotional wellness and mental health. Family conflicts flare up, tensions run high, and feelings of loneliness or exclusion can wound deeply. This season, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic only added to the emotional wrenching of the holiday season. It’s a lot to...

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dec 13th, 2021

While nearly every person in the world experiences trauma, sometimes the effects are farther-reaching than the original trauma itself. When a shocking or traumatic event causes certain symptoms, it’s possible that a person is living with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.  PTSD is a relatively common mental health issue, affecting...

I'm Embarrassed About My Depression. What Should I Do? Nov 8th, 2021

Depression is much more than feeling sad. There are over 16 million people in the United States who are currently living with depression, and only a small number of people are receiving treatment. Depression often occurs with other conditions, such as anxiety and ADHD, and can deeply affect your quality...

Tips to Manage Mental Health While Working from Home Oct 7th, 2021

Working from home has traditionally been an out-of-reach option for most working people, but now the number of people working from home has skyrocketed as a result of the COVID pandemic — and so have mental health issues surrounding this work revolution.  Amir Ahuja, MD understands how difficult work-life balance...

The Importance of Mental Health Services for the LGBTQ Community Sep 14th, 2021

While all communities benefit from equitable access to mental health services, the LGBTQ community experiences greater mental health disparity and faces higher rates of mental health struggles. This is particularly true for LGBTQ youth. Marginalization and prejudice are driving forces behind mental health struggles in people who identify as LGBTQ. ...

Myths and Facts About Bipolar Disorder Aug 18th, 2021

Bipolar disorder, or BPD, is characterized by a number of symptoms that might lead people around an affected person to believe that person is excited or sad. Episodes of BPD are mild for some, but severe for many others. Severe BPD can seriously affect someone’s relationships, their work life, and...

ADHD Is a Common, Nondiscriminatory Disorder Jul 13th, 2021

The inability to sit and focus on a task or sequence of tasks is a recognizable sign of ADHD, but it’s far from the only symptom. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common chronic mental health condition that affects an estimated 10% of children. More 50% of children with ADHD will...

When Do Anxiety and Depression Require Professional Help? Jun 24th, 2021

We all experience sadness. We’re passed over for jobs, we break a precious item, or we lose a friend who moves away — things like this happen all the time and can affect us deeply. However, when feelings of sadness take on a life of their own, you may be...

Understanding Psychotherapy May 11th, 2021

Trying to find help can seem overwhelming when it involves your mental or emotional health. That’s where psychotherapy can help.  As an experienced and compassionate psychiatrist, Amir Ahuja, MD, takes a personalized approach to working with his patients in Beverly Hills, California. And, he always encourages therapy first with the...