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Family-Based Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most treatment resistant illnesses that an adolescent and their family can face.  People with Anorexia will go to great lengths to maintain a low weight and unhealthy relationship with food.  It is neither the individual’s fault nor the families.  Although the direct cause of Anorexia is not known, genetic, […]

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Neuropsychological Evaluation

What is the purpose of neuropsychological testing? Neuropsychological tests can be helpful to determine the reasons for changes in the following areas: cognitive functioning, behavior, day-to-day tasks at work/school and/or home, and self-care (e.g., money management, ability to make personal decisions). A variety of conditions typically warrant neuropsychological testing. Here are some examples: cognitive problems […]

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Consultation and Training

Consultation to Programs Our team of child and adult psychiatrists and psychologists often work with residential and other treatment programs to provide a range of services for adolescent and adult residents and trainings for staff. Areas of consultation expertise include: CBT for Anxiety and Depression. Chronic Mental Illness. Adolescent Psychiatry. Co-Occurring Disorders. Substance Use Disorders. […]

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Offered both in individual therapy for adults and adolescents or a weekly skills group for adults, DBT is considered the treatment of choice for people with impulsivity, difficulties in relationships, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, and suicidal behaviors. Focuses on the balance between change and acceptance. Four core modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance. […]

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Exposure Based Therapy

Exposure based therapy works by helping a person be able to face and gain control of their fears or traumatic memories, while also building relaxation and coping skills. Exposure based therapy is effective for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, social anxiety, and other phobias. When paired with response prevention, it is also highly effective for obsessive […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.  Symptoms include re-experiencing aspects of the traumatic events (such as intrusive thoughts or nightmares), avoidance of reminders or cues related to the event(s), increased arousal (easily startled, irritability, etc), and cognitive or mood changes.  […]

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Substance Use and Addictive Behavior Treatment

Hanover Psychiatry offers psychotherapy to help people gain better control over their use of substances and other addictive behaviors, with the goal of minimizing the disruptive impact that addictive behaviors can have on one’s health, happiness, and relationships.  If you are someone you love are struggling with drugs of abuse, gambling, compulsive sexual behaviors, and […]

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Eating and Weight Program

Eating is a prerequisite for life, an activity of daily living. For some, it is not so easy. Too little. Too much. Emotional eating. Bingeing. Purging. Thinking about food all day long. Unhealthy relationships with food. HANOVER PSYCHIATRY’s clinicians have the expertise to help you feel more in control and make more informed decisions about […]

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Mindfulness-Based Techniques

Mindfulness based techniques are rooted in insight-based contemplative traditions that have been known to promote wellbeing and self-realization. Research has found these approaches to be highly efficacious for a wide range of issues, such as stress reduction, recovery from depression, recovery from addictive substances, unhealthy eating habits, recovery from certain kinds of cancer, skin problems, […]

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Behavioral Medicine

Biofeedback: Biofeedback is an evidence-based practice that uses non-invasive sensors to measure physiological functions of the body and provide real time feedback on a computer screen.  It is considered a form of complementary medicine, which means that it can be used in addition to your usual care with your doctor/therapist. Learning how our bodies function […]

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