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Study: Stress And Even OCD Symptoms On The Rise After 2016 Election

Posted on · Research from Baylor College of Medicine indicates that, following the 2016 election, many individuals have reported intrusive thoughts -- and even ritualistic behaviors -- associated with anxiety and stress related specifically to the state of politics.

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Helping Firefighters Extinguish Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on · A new report released last week by the International Association of Fire Fighters says firefighters and paramedics experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates comparable to combat veterans. To learn why PTSD is so prevalent in the firefighting community, we talk with Houston Fire Department staff psychologist Dr. Jana Tran. She worked at the Houston VA […]

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How Do Houston Doctors Keep from Burning Out?

Posted on · Have a high stress job? Feel like you’re burning out a bit? It happens to a lot of Houstonians – notably to physicians, who too often spend more time with paperwork and less with their patients. We discuss what’s behind physician burnout, and how it impacts the doctor-patient relationship.