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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 actual...

5 Steps to Survive Extremes of Political Discourse

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 have privilege to serve, are effected directly or indirectly by this climate. Many express a pervasive sense of unease, hopelessness, anxiety, fear, and lack of trust. My purpose here is not to delve into root causes of our current political problems, but rather to give some hints of some psycholo...

5 Steps to Survive Extremes of Political Discourse
5 Steps to Survive Extremes of...
2 weeks ago

Some might wonder why a psychiatrist would dare to comment on the current political climate and th...

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

Turbulent times lead to strong...
3 months ago

It's okay to feel anxious,sad and restless these days! It might point you to some corners of your...

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...

How do I know if I have ADHD?
1 year ago

One of the more challenging aspects of my my work as a psychiatrist is when patients with good intentions come in to the office with a self-diagnosis of ADHD.  They are completely convinced af...

The Reluctant Psychiatrist
1 year ago

When I was a resident physician in training, I remember my excitement in mastering the principles of psychopharmacology. I was so eager to diagnose patients" problems and apply the right treat...

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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