Posts in Behavioral Medicine

Anxiety in Children: What You Should Know

August 21, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine

Jenna Mendelson, Ph.D., HSP-P, shares important information about what anxiety looks like in children, including signs that could indicate a child is experiencing anxiety, and what parents can do.

Signs of Anxiety in Children and What to Do

Some of the things to look for that could indicate a child is experiencing anxiety include if that child:

  • Shows physiological symptoms (like stomachaches or headaches)
  • Avoids activities they used to enjoy
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Can Too Much Screen Time Lead to Depression in Adults?

July 30, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Wellness

Young man looking at tabletToo much screen time isn’t just a problem for children; adults are also spending more time than ever with laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Add in television time, and many adults are spending a significant part of the day in front of a screen. Recent studies show that adults who spend four to six hours a day on a computer or in front of the TV have a higher rate of depression than those who spend less than four hours a day in front of a screen.

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Meet Psychologist Jenna Mendelson: Helping Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

March 19, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Provider

Jenna Mendelson, PhD at LeBauer Behavioral MedicinePsychologist Jenna Mendelson became interested in helping individuals with autism and their families through a high school internship. During the internship, she had opportunities to interact with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. That experience led to her working in autism research, obtaining a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and training at autism centers at Duke and Emory universities. Now, Dr. Mendelson is offering diagnostic evaluations across the lifespan, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapeutic interventions for adolescents, adults, and families at LeBauer HealthCare at Summerfield and Oak Ridge.

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Winter Depression: Why You Might Feel Blue and What To Do

January 21, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Wellness

Depressed woman at home looking out window.Winter months bring the cozy glow of candlelight, the merriment of the holidays and the sweet fun of Valentine’s Day, and the coveted extra hour of sleep. But, for many, the shorter days and longer nights make them feel closed in, worn out, and emotionally down.

If you find yourself wanting to crawl back under the covers on cold winter mornings, you might be prone to winter depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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Discover Quality Care for Adults and Children at the new LeBauer office at Grandover Village

November 12, 2018 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Sports Medicine, Location

You never know when you’re going to need to call on a doctor, so it’s a good idea to establish a
primary care physician for you and your family before the need for medical care actually arises.
LeBauer HealthCare offers quality care for the entire family across the Triad and is excited to
announce our newest location, Grandover Village. This brand new facility is at 4023 Guilford
College Road in Greensboro, NC. It’s an incredibly convenient location for those located in Grandover, Sedgefield, Adams Farm, Jamestown, and students at Guilford Technical
Community College!

Discover more about the services and team you’ll find in our new office.

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Fit Mind, Fit Body: What’s the Connection?

November 14, 2016 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care

Mental and physical healthDoctors are discovering more every day about how physical and mental health impact each other. There is increasing evidence that poor physical health increases risks for mental health problems. Likewise, depression and other mental health issues can contribute to everything from back pain to heart disease.

Take into account a few of these facts:

  • Depression has been linked to a 67 percent increased risk of death from heart disease. 
  • A 2011 study showed that six weeks of bicycling or weight training reduced the symptoms of anxiety for women suffering from anxiety disorders. 
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Hope for Mental Illness: Awareness and Treatment Options

May 19, 2016 | Behavioral Medicine

2016-05-18_LHC_2Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.— that’s 43.8 million people — experience mental illness in any given year. Anxiety disorders affect 18 percent of American adults, and among people aged 15 to 24, suicide is the second leading cause of death. While the numbers are staggering, studies show that awareness and education help prompt more people to speak out and seek treatment. In honor of National Mental Health Month, we’ve provided a list of common signs of mental illness and information about treatment benefits and options.

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Am I Depressed or Just Going Through a Tough Time?

March 4, 2016 | Behavioral Medicine

2016-03-04We all have times when we feel sad or encounter obstacles that pull us down. In fact, sad emotions are a normal reaction to the loss of a job, illness in the family, and other life hurdles. However, if the sadness persists or feels overwhelming, you may be wondering if it’s actual depression or just a tough time that will pass on its own.

“People who are depressed may experience symptoms in different ways, but for most people, depression changes how you function on a day-to-day basis over a period of time,” says Dr. David Gutterman of LeBauer Behavioral Medicine in Greensboro, NC. “Sleep patterns, appetite, and energy levels are typically affected by depression, and these areas impact your ability to function at work and home.”

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