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Is Social Media Addiction Real And How to Treat It?

Although social media addiction is not yet listed in the DSM V, it is starting to be recognized by psychiatrists as a real phenomenon. Social media addiction, like any other addiction, can be disabling, interfere with social and occupational functioning, be very hard to treat, and present with a relapsing and remitting course. What Are …

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Treatment Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder And Intrusive Thoughts

What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a group or collection of symptoms which include intrusive thoughts which keep entering a person’s head and usually causing distress or discomfort. An example is a recurrent intrusive thought which keeps coming your head that you have forgotten to turn off the lights, even though rationally you …

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Causes Of Hallucinations And Types Of Hallucinations

Causes of Hallucinations – Hearing voices and other things:  There are many different causes of hallucinations and many different types of hallucinations. Hallucinations can mean seeing things (visual hallucinations, hearing voices (auditory hallucinations), feeling or smelling things (somatic hallucinations and olfactory hallucinations) which cannot be seen or detected by anything else.  A hallucination can be …

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Social Phobia Or Social Anxiety Disorder

What is the difference between social phobia and social anxiety disorder? Social Phobia and Social Anxiety Disorder are both common terms but what do they mean? Social Phobia was classified in the DSM IV (Psychiatric Diagnostic Manual Fourth Edition)  as a specific anxiety disorder. Recently, social phobia was changed to Social Anxiety Disorder in the …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – How To Get Over The Winter Blues

Many of us have noticed a change in mood during the winter months, a lowered level of motivation, a mild sluggishness, craving fatty foods, sleeping more, and just a little less excited about everything. This collection of symptoms during the winter is called ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ or ‘Winter Blues.’  There are many factors which can …

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‘I Only Want Natural Treatment For Psychiatric Symptoms’

The Neanderthals were well aware of the therapeutic properties of many berries, leaves, and herbs. Many medications used today are manufactured from plant extracts. However, can pharmaceuticals be entirely substituted with ‘natural’ products? Before answering this question, the first thing to consider is why are many of us so against pills? If a leaf is …

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Telepsychiatry Safe Practices And Protocols

All over the internet, we see commercials for ‘telehealth,’ ‘doctor on demand,’ ‘dial a doc,’ ‘instant doctor,’ ‘therapist on demand’ and ‘text your therapist.’ It sounds like a dream. Licensed and skilled healthcare practitioners at your beck and call. Ethical telepsychiatry does not work this way. A psychiatrist should not prescribe medications for you without …

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How Can Genetic Testing Affect Your Over-All Psychiatric Care Plan?

The rapid advancement of the technologies in genetics has prompted genetic testing to become an essential component in clinical practice and research. In the past decades, we have seen how genetics was studied to unravel its relationship to underlying psychiatric disorders. Genetics is one of the most critical factors as to how well a patient …

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Finding The Best Telepsychiatry Service Provider

Finding a mental health/telepsychiatry service provider can be challenging under the best of circumstances. You have to find a provider that you like. It is essential somehow, and this is highly subjective, although discussing differences in styles and understanding transference can be a treatment outcome. People can tolerate a primary care provider, or a dermatologist, …

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Treating Depression With Telemedicine Offers Same Results As In-Person Visits

Over half of all U.S. hospitals use telemedicine, and this trend is fast becoming adopted across different states. Depression affects about one in 10 Americans at any moment in time, and 40 percent of Americans are thought to have had at least one major depressive episode throughout their lifetime. The consequence of not getting psychiatric treatment …

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