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Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. We are here to provide comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Over the past few years, adult coloring books have gained popularity. In these coloring books, intricate designs, requiring attention and details, offer adults an opportunity to revisit one of their favorite pastimes from childhood. In 2017, CNN and Beaumont.org both published articles touting the many benefits of adult coloring books. Here are a few of them:

Studies have shown that coloring, especially symmetrical objects like mandalas, can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Focusing on the intricate designs provided in adult coloring books helps to provide a mental break from the stressful factors of life.

Adult coloring books also help adults to express themselves creatively, even if they aren’t particularly artistic. This can then be used an outlet of expression and exploration.

Adult coloring books are also a great way to help you unwind before bed. Numerous studies have shown that screen time before bed can actually disrupt your sleep. So, put down the phone, turn off the TV, and grab a coloring book.

With the widespread popularity in adult coloring books, you can now find a coloring book focused on just about anything that strikes your fancy: from flowers to foxes.

For comprehensive therapy from a group of experienced psychiatrists, give us a call at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine in Augusta County, VA.