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I Think I Have ADHD: Adult Symptom & Diagnosis Guide

I Think I Have ADHD: Adult Symptom & Diagnosis Guide

Could you have adult ADHD? If you suspect that your lifelong struggles with memory, focus, or friendships may actually trace back to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), this slideshow will guide you through the process of diagnosis, treatment, and healing.

Ketamine as an Antidepressant

The FDA's approval of esketamine (which is a derivative of the anesthetic drug ketamine) for treatment of depression has been hailed as a ‘game changer’ in the treatment of major depressive disorders. The exact mechanism of action of this drug still remains mostly unknown. There has been a rush of theories mostly focused on the neurotransmitter glutamate. As a psychiatrist who has practiced and followed the research over the last three decades, I am unconvinced by this explanation and its reductionistic, pseudoscientific description.

Let’s face it:...

Ketamine as an Antidepressant
Somatic Awareness Coaching Rec...
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Are you tired of reading self-help books about anxiety management that do not help? Have you been in therapy for years without any sustainable benefits? Are you afraid of dependence on psychiatric...

ADHD in Marriage and Relations...
1 month ago

By the time we are adults the condition we call ADHD in children morphs into a particular style of living and relating that the term itself does not imply at all. What was formerly a childhood lack...

5 Steps to Survive Extremes of...
2 months ago

Some might wonder why a psychiatrist would dare to comment on the current political climate and the unhealthy dialogue that is going on. The reality is that most people, including the patients that...

I Think I Have ADHD: Adult Sym...
4 months ago

Could you have adult ADHD? If you suspect that your lifelong struggles with memory, focus, or friendships may actually trace back to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), this sli...

Turbulent times lead to strong...
5 months ago

It's okay to feel anxious,sad and restless these days! It might point you to some corners of your mind and psyche that need working on. If you are a human anywhere on this planet you feel the unset...

How can Integrative Holistic M...
1 year ago

When a physician claims a holistic/ integrative approach to medical care, she usually faces either admiration or incredulity and disgust. I can attest to that from personal experience and my additi...

Why I switched my specialty field from Radiation Oncology to Psychiatry and am happy about it!

08/05/2018 Yes, you read it correctly. I had rationally noted my interest in physics and medicine as I searched for residencies and reached the conclusion that Radiation Oncology was the field for me. The field has remained one of the most competitive, lucrative, and supportive of a humane life style in Medicine. Its popularity has continued to grow exponentially among medical students, and I still believe it is an excellent field. My purpose here is not to bash my former choice of medical specialty.

The problem was that I realized in the middle of my internship year that although rationally the choice made sense , my heart was not in it. I was expecting something different from my role as a Physician. My heartfelt choice of specialty is to this day is not a popular choice with medical students, is not considered prestigious, and is frequently confused with a non-medical field. Believe it or not, I chose to complete my residency in Psychiatry! Despite the myriad challenges faced by the field, I have not regretted my choice twenty five years ago!

I have been privileged to care for thousands of patients and families, and to walk the path of the healer I wanted to be. Psychiatry has allowed me to look at the totality of my patients, to feel comfortable with ambivalence and competing theories, and ultimately to do what is best for my patients. It has been rewarding in every way and has allowed me to enrich myself intellectually and to expand my horizons of knowledge. Psychiatrists are in high demand, and the Physician can also function as an administrator in many areas of health care and society. If you are deciding on a specialty and Psychiatry has not crossed your mind, I advise you to consider it. You will be challenged and rewarded unlike any other field!

Dr. Farid Sabet

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