Blog Articles

Illinois Cannabis Cards

At Your Service Psychiatry now offers Illinois Cannabis Cards. After a full psychiatric evaluation, if we find compassionate cannabis is a viable option, we work with your local medical marijuana dispensary.

Jul 8th, 2020
Myths and Facts About PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that can take a heavy toll on your life. But while PTSD was medically recognized as a disorder 40 years ago, it’s still widely misunderstood. These five common myths will test your PTSD awareness.

Jun 22nd, 2020
The Toll Depression Takes On Your Mental and Physical Health

Although depression is a mental health condition that affects millions in the US, it can take a major toll on your physical health, too. Understanding the link between depression and your overall health is important in getting the care you need.

May 28th, 2020
Emotional Support Animals

The ESA Request The following story is a culmination of the various requests I’ve had over the years, not one specific person, or animal, and the details are changed to protect the identity of the clients....

Dec 6th, 2019
Illinois Online ADHD

Welcome Back, College Students! You only have a limited time when you’re back in town. With your Vyvanse, you can keep on task, concentrate, and get through the coursework, but you keep running out of your medications at school...

Nov 13th, 2019
Health Anxiety

There are many ways anxiety, stress, trauma may manifest in our bodies. One common manifestation of this is through health anxiety, also called Illness Anxiety Disorder, where people worry about getting an illness...

Nov 13th, 2019
Care for the Highly Sensitive Person

Dr. Elaine Aron, PhD first described the highly sensitive person (HSP) as a personality trait in her book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You...

Oct 26th, 2019
High Functioning Depression

The alarm goes off, and you sigh. Everything feels so heavy. You hit snooze, and again, and are still tired. Wearily you sigh again and get up. It feels like too much today to wash your hair. “I’m so lazy,” but you keep going...

Oct 19th, 2019
Agoraphobia & Phone Call Anxiety

We often think of Agoraphobia only as of the inability to leave one’s house. But it may present in more subtle ways and still be very debilitating. The DSM-5 gives Agoraphobia examples of marked fear or anxiety about: · Using public transportation (c

Aug 10th, 2019
Grief and Depression

Grief and depression may look and feel the same, but there are some important distinctions...

Jul 21st, 2019