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In order to limit the exposure and transmission of Covid-19, PTI will be exclusively doing tele-psychiatry (virtual) visits. You will still have your appointment, you will just have to do it with our Virtual Psych Network (VPN™). Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Setting Boundaries With Cell Phone Use

Aug 05, 2015

Is this a hot button?  How many times do we pull out the phone to waste time, when we’re bored, or need a distraction?  Sometimes the cell phone and social media becomes a tool for feeling valued and accepted based on how many “likes” we have acquired for a post or a photo.  If you’re a grown adult, you probably remember the good old days in the 90’s...
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Mental Health…There’s an App for That!

Jun 24, 2015

Here at the PTI, we take mental health and well being seriously.  It’s important to us to stay up to date on evolving technology and well-researched methods for dealing with mental illness.  It’s also important to acknowledge the interconnectedness and emphasis on technology that has occurred within our culture over the past ten years.  While we can’t endorse the use of any mental health app, we want to educate...
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Links Between Technology and Mental Health

May 20, 2015

Earlier this year, we ran a post about a young man who was experiencing insomnia, heightened anxiety, stomach pains and, at times, panic attacks.  He spent a few days in the hospital, however, the doctors could not figure out what was wrong.  In the following weeks after his discharge, he stopped playing video games and all of the symptoms went away.  This is only an anecdotal experience,...
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Video Games and Links to Mental Health

Feb 25, 2015

Recently, a young man in his mid-20’s took a few visits to the hospital, including an overnight stay in the ICU.  He had terrible stomach pains, was experiencing dizziness, and had a form of sleep apnea, which basically meant that his body would intermittently stop breathing in the middle of the night while he was sleeping.  Eventually, the problems were linked to panic attacks and anxiety.  All of...
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