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Becoming a New Patient at MPA

  Congratulations! You’ve made it this far. You’ve decided to pursue therapy or medication management, and you’re considering seeing someone here at Madison Psychiatric Associates. We hope we can be of service to you. Here are a few things to consider as you begin your journey with us. If you need help immediately, or if […]

MPA Clinician Supports Food Security

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“We joined this coalition because it aligned with our belief that students should be hungry to learn, not hungry,” said Lea of the Food for Thought Initiative. “Research unequivocally demonstrates hunger impairs health, learning, behavior, and the ability to attend and focus.”

Dealing with Anger

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by Noam Gordon, Ms.C, LPC Anger outbursts are not fate’s decree. They are not only manageable, but also controllable, and can be minimized dramatically. Self-directed anger is usually considered problematic, causing bitterness which leads to guilt feelings and sadness. Anger directed towards others is perceived as healthier, because the individual unloads their angers, and by […]

Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluations

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By Karen Kane, PhD This is some information about why a child might benefit from an evaluation, as well as some details about the process. If you would like more details, there is a brochure that can be downloaded from our website. What is Pediatric Neuropsychology? Pediatric neuropsychology is a professional specialty concerned with learning […]

Mindfulness

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For years now, I have used mindfulness with patients, in my personal life, and as a scientist, conducting randomized controlled trials funded by the NIH (see, for example, MacCoon, et al., 2012). In fact, my interest in mindfulness led to my graduate studies in Clinical Psychology with a focus on the role of attention in […]

New Year – Insurance Changes

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The New Year always brings change, and the healthcare industry is no different. Many insurance plans run on a calendar year, which means your copays and deductibles apply from January 1st to December 31st of that year. Insurance benefits can change even if your employer sticks with the same company. Just because your employer decided to stick […]

Insurance Tips for New Patients

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by Joel Campnell, Billing Specialist Beyond the important clinical considerations for finding a new mental health provider, don’t let the insurance aspects fall by the wayside. Unexpected costs arising from insurance confusion can be a significant source of stress. To help reduce your risk of these, follow these tips before scheduling your first appointment: 1. […]

Avoidance – the root of all evil

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“Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think”. Jeremy Bentham Friedrich Nietzsche […]