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Blog - Psychiatry

Check out our mental health blog for expert resources and strategies on a variety of mental health and wellness topics.
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Are Antidepressants Addictive?
Antidepressants are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States today. Overall, antidepressants are widely considered to be relatively safe medications with good efficacy in treating a variety of mental health conditions. There a...
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Supporting Someone with Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that causes people to have episodes of psychosis, which means people lose touch with reality. Symptoms are divided into positive and negative symptoms.
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Everything You Should Know About TMS Therapy for Depression
Since being approved as a therapeutic modality of treatment-resistant depression by the US Food and Drug Administration in 20081, TMS therapy has become an increasingly utilized evidence-based treatment for those facing treatment-resistant depression and ...
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What to Know About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
The lifetime prevalence rate for major depression is around 17.1%.1 This means that 17.1% of the population will experience a major depressive episode at some point in their life. Depression is not an uncommon occurrence, and patients have the right to ev...
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Getting to Know Psychiatric PAs Infographic - National Physician Assistants Week
National Physician Assistants Week is celebrated from October 6th—12th every year to raise the visibility of the profession and recognize the hard work, and thousands of hours, PAs have contributed to the medical world in all different facets of the field...
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Therapy vs. Psychiatry: How Are They Different and How Are They the Same?
When I began considering working in the mental health field, I realized quickly that I was pretty confused about the various types of providers that I was seeing online. There seemed to be a bunch of smiling faces with a series of random letters following...
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Common Myths and Misconceptions About Antidepressants
Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications utilized to treat various mental health conditions such as Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and others. There are various types of antidepressants,...
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Understanding Seizures and How to Help
“If seizures can’t stop me, nothing can.” -LM Fields Living with epilepsy is different for everyone. For some people, seizures can remain under control for years while for others they are a daily occurrence. Coping with epilepsy involves understanding th...
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Understanding Trazodone and its Uses
“Imagination is my trazodone.” - J.D. Tew During the early 1980s, trazodone became commonly prescribed for patients who experienced symptoms of depression. Although trazodone is mainly used as an antidepressant, doctors may prescribe it to patients with ...
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Dr. Pavan Prasad Interviewed on WVON Real Talk, Real People Radio Show
Clarity Clinic's Dr. Pavan Prasad was interviewed in a WVON Radio segment on the challenges of balancing New Year's resolutions while maintaining healthy relationships in the new decade.
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4 Tips For Dealing With Slurred Speech
When someone has slurred speech it can be a scary experience. Many times when someone has slurred speech it is abrupt and people are confused as to why it is happening or where it is coming from.
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