Florida Psychiatrists

8 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression where a patient experiences mood shifts at the same time every year. It usually happens in the fall and winter months. Doctors aren’t sure what causes it, although changes in hormones and lack of sunlight are though to impact it. This form of depression is often trivialized and not discussed often, which leads people to dismiss...

7 Common Myths About PTSD Debunked

  There are tons of falsehoods and myths surrounding PTSD and mental health that just further stigmatize those that suffer from it. Here are the top 7 most common myths about PTSD out there.   Myth 1: Anything can be traumatic Even though the word “traumatic” gets thrown around casually today, for an event to be considered traumatic it actually has to fit certain criteria. The DMS-V defi...

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 ...

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...

Mental Health and the New Health Care Bill

The political climate in the United States has been tense and controversial this past year. The state of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare, has been a big focus for the first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency. After an initial failure to implement a new health care bill, Republicans have finally succeeded. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, a conservative o...

Netflix’s New Show Has South Florida Schools Worried

Netflix is known for their binge-worthy shows. Their latest release, 13 Reasons Why, is no different. It has taken the world by storm, but unfortunately not only for good reasons. The show follows the aftermath of a student, Hannah, who committed suicide. Before she passed she left behind 13 tapes explaining why she killed herself. The show follows her friend Clay as he makes his way through the t...

Statistics About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is more common than people think. While it is most often associated with soldiers returning from combat, this mental disorder doesn’t discriminate. Military personnel, civilians, adults, teens, and children of every gender and background can experience it. Some of the statistics about PTSD are surprising and shocking. Prevalence Even with the United States ...

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