Posts Tagged 'dallas psychiatry'

Join a Women’s Group to Boost Your Summer Self Esteem

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Summer is the cruelest month for those of us who don’t have perfect bodies. It’s hot here in California, but stripping off the layers to shorts and a tank top can feel like having one of those nightmares where you suddenly realize don’t have any clothes on at all. You catch sight of yourself in a store window and feel horrified. Even on a good day, you may find yourself worrying about how your arms look ...

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Is There a Pill That Can Help You Stop Drinking?

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Are you struggling with alcohol addiction? Have you tried to cut back only to find old drinking habits creeping back? Have you tried to quit “cold turkey”? Does AA alone just not work for you? Have your relationships, your career and your quality of life been seriously impacted by your alcohol abuse? Do you want to kick this habit now before you do permanent harm to your liver?

Pharmaceutical Treatment May Help

There is no quick fix for ...

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MRIs Might Make Sense for Bipolar Patients

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Has your mental health therapist suggested that your mood shifts and behavioral issues might be due to bipolar disorder? There might be a way to confirm this diagnosis with a brain scan. Experts at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been able to distinguish between brain scans of people with and without bipolar using MRI imaging. The technique is accurate in more than seven out of ten cases.

This obviously isn’t perfect. However, bipolar is very often ...

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How Many Athletes Could Use an Orange County Psychiatrist?

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Even before the completion of the recent Dallas Cowboys football stadium, the DFW has been well-known for its heavy investment in professional sports. It’s no surprise that the Metroplex is home to many pro players and countless high school and college athletes hoping to make it to the big time. The pressure to perform and the physical toughness required of athletes can take a serious mental toll. But athletes are expected to just suck it up ...

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Prescription Drug Abuse Poses a Big Problem for Teens

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In the field of child psychiatry, doctors see lots of kids who have emotional and behavioral challenges that are difficult to trace to a specific source. But some of the common issues child psychiatrists deal with do have a known and preventable cause – prescription drug abuse.

What Are Teens Using These Days?

You probably know that alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used mind-altering substance for ...

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Has Your Orange County Therapist Recommended Medications?

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If you are seeing a Costa Mesa or Orange County therapist for a mental health concern, there may come a time when they suggest that you could benefit from medication. In the state of Texas, psychologists don’t have prescribing authority (because they lack medical training). So, they may let you know it is time to bring in a psychiatrist as a “medication consultant”. This does not mean the psychiatrist should just whip out their prescription pad and order up ...

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