Depression and Diet

Depression is a serious condition affecting 280 million people globally. Seeing a psychiatrist can often help as there are a variety of treatments that can help manage symptoms. You might be surprised to learn that recent research suggests connections between an unhealthy diet and depression.  Certain eating patterns are more associated with individuals that deal […]

Understanding Complex PTSD

PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, affects an estimated 12,000,000 Americans. Now there is also a diagnosis of Complex PTSD. This disorder may be called C-PTSD. Understanding PTSD – Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas ( Complex PTSD is caused by trauma that continues over a period of months or years, while PTSD usually results from a more […]

The Hidden Crisis of Loneliness

By Randall Staley, MD Impacting Health, Happiness, and Society Loneliness is a problem for many Americans, affecting not only their physical health and mental well-being but also society as a whole. In our fast-paced and interconnected world, it’s easy to assume loneliness is a rare phenomenon. However, the reality is far from it. Loneliness has […]

Mental Health Month

Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA) is kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month with a message: mental health is an essential part of a person’s whole health. MANA physicians, providers, and nurses across 25 locations are wearing a green lapel pin this month to increase awareness of the importance of mental health as part of […]

Children’s Mental Health

It’s natural for parents to worry about their children’s well-being, including their mental health. Concerns about kids’ mental health have been increased by the pandemic. In fact, a new report from Pew Research reveals that worries about mental health are at the top of the list of parental concerns. There are good reasons for this. […]

MANA Doctors Featured in Our Health

Several MANA doctors are featured in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Our Health magazine in the March 2023 “Top Doctors” issue. Dr. Kelly Pierce, a breast radiologist at The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, is featured on the cover. On page 12, you will find the article that includes several MANA doctors.  Angela Curry, MD, Gynecology, […]

MANA Voted the Best of Northwest Arkansas 2022!

Each year, The Best of Northwest Arkansas Reader’s Poll tabulates the votes of thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas. The results show the services that people in Northwest Arkansas love the most.  Each year, MANA clinics show up on this list of winners. Here are the honorees for 2022. WINNER – BEST MEDICAL CLINICS MANA […]

Welcome Julie Brooks, APRN

Julie Brooks, APRN, joins Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in October 2022.  Nurse Practitioner Brooks will work with the psychiatrists to provide continuation of care and medication management to children and adults. Brooks has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and a […]

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition with its hallmark being extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior, and the ability to think clearly. Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a year. Bipolar disorder most […]

Did TikTok Tell You You’re Depressed?

About 7% of American adults suffer from depression, and 18% from anxiety, according to a research paper from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. If you watch a few #sad or #depressed videos on TikTok, though, the platform may serve up nearly 100% sad content for you. What you watch, share, like, and follow […]