Top Florida Psychiatrists

How Depression Was Treated Throughout History

  Depression and mental health issues aren’t just today’s problem. People have been wrestling with mental illnesses throughout history. But how exactly was depression treated back then? Every culture had their own methods, each evolving through time. Here were the most popular treatment options for depression in history. Medications Plant-based remedies were the main way that depression was t...

6 Tips For Managing That Back-To-School Stress

  The start of the school year brings stress for everyone. Teachers, parents, students, and even random people have to deal with extra traffic, new schedules, and a heavier workload. All of this brings on a new load of stress and anxiety. As a parent, managing all of this is vital. Here are 6 tips for managing that back-to-school stress you might be feeling.   1. Learn to identify it It’...

Is Ketamine the Future of Depression Medication?

  With the current drug epidemic going on in America, it seems odd to discuss how a popular party street drug could help those suffering from depression. With more than 16 million Americans suffering from major depression, and one-third of those not able to get relief from traditional treatment, maybe ketamine is the answer. What is Ketamine? Ketamine is commonly thought of as a party drug. I...

5 Common Myths About Couples Therapy Debunked

  Couples, or marriage, therapy has gotten a bad reputation. People see it as the kiss of death for a relationship. The truth is that it fails most relationships simply because people either go too late or don’t commit to the work. Couples therapy can be extremely beneficial for working through issues and stopping them from becoming larger problems. We’ve debunked the 5 most common myths abou...

Understanding Fentanyl and its Contribution to the Opiate Crisis

  No doubt you’ve heard about the opiate crisis going on in the US right now. Every day we seem to be greeted with more news of deaths due to an increased rate of opiate addiction. While it’s a nationwide problem, Florida with its low substance abuse treatment funding is in particular danger to this issue. Just last month Gov. Rick Scott even declared a state of emergency in Florida over the ...

What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

  The conversation around eating disorders usually focuses on anorexia or bulimia. But not every eating disorder is about limiting food intake. About 5% of people with eating disorders suffer from binge eating disorder (BED), which causes individuals to eat unhealthy quantities of food in short time periods.  What Is Binge Eating Disorder? Individuals with BED feel they have little control ov...

Do Fidget Spinners Help With ADHD?

  It seems like every day there’s a new trend in youth culture. Yesterday it was slime; today its fidget spinners. Not only are these incredibly fun to play with, many are claiming they aid with certain mental disorders. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), depression and anxiety are a few that are often spouted. Florida’s top psychiatrists claim ...

Is Netflix’s New Movie Glorifying Eating Disorders?

  Netflix is no stranger to controversial content. Their hit show “13 Reasons Why”, which depicts teen suicide and sexual assault, was hit with criticism and concerns over the content being triggering or glorifying these acts. Two days ago Netflix released a trailer for their new movie “To the Bone”. Lily Collins stars in it as a young woman battling anorexia. The trailer depicts Ellen (Colli...

Mental Health In LGBTQ Individuals

  In honor of Pride Month, we’re going to look at how LGBTQ individuals are affected by mental health issues. Due to the discrimination and stigma individuals in this community face, they are at great risk of mental illness and mental health problems. Mental Health In LGBTQ Community Members of the LGBTQ community are at a greater risk for mental health issues. Individuals are nearly 3 times ...

8 Common Myths About Eating Disorders

  Nearly 50% of people either know someone with an eating disorder or have been affected by one personally. Despite this high number, there are still a lot of myths out there about them. These misconceptions reinforce the stigma and make it difficult for people to get help for them. Florida’s top psychiatrists debunk the 8 most common myths about eating disorders out there. Myth #1: Men don’t...

Florida Public Schools Set Up Mental Health Conferences

  In an effort to focus more on mental health, Duval County Public Schools recently held two mental health conferences. Mental health has been receiving increasing focus in society and media lately. Duval schools wanted to send the message to their students that social, emotional, and mental needs are just as important as academic success. These conferences were specifically held in May to co...

How To Help Someone Having A Panic Attack

Having a panic attack is a frightening experience- the word panic is in there for a reason. Knowing how to help someone experiencing one can be extremely helpful. Florida psychiatrists say there are a few simple things you can say and do to help someone through the experience. What To Do It’s important not to add to the stress when someone is going through a panic attack. Here are few ways you can...

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