Farid Sabet MD
Cleveland Psychiatrist
8401 Chagrin Road, Suite #15A
Chagrin Falls, OH, 44023

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Why I switched my specialty field from Radiation Oncology to Psychiatry and am happy about it!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

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!

Oct
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"No sex please, I'm on antidepressants!"

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Many people erroneously believe that being treated for depression means sacrificing a normal sex life. It is true that some antidepressants could impair libido and orgasmic phase of sexual activity. There are ways however to manage this side effect. Some points to consider to address this problem:

Jun
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ADHD and anger, strategies for management

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Low frustration tolerance is a hallmark of the ADHD sufferers. The scenario goes something like this: You are trying to focus on completing your expense report, and the guy from the next cubicle in the office is chatting away about stupid stuff with his girlfriend. At first you don't even notice him, then a few minutes later you get up from your seat and tell him SHUT THE F UP! You are then called to the HR and since this has happened before, you are referred for ANGER MANAGEMENT classes. In reality your problem is not anger at all! It is the perception of being disrupted while trying to focus. So... some strategies that have worked for others:

Jun
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Pornography addiction and ADHD in adults

By Farid Sabet M.D.

ADDers love to have dopamine surges and, "Voila!" you have a volatile combination! The problem comes when the person becomes compulsive and hyper-focused on the behavior, which then replaces healthy interpersonal relations and other life affirming strategies with compulsive viewing, searching, and masturbating to the material. The widespread availability of pornography has propelled it as drug/behavior of choice. My technique for helping patients bothered by this addiction is to

Jun
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ADHD communication style, before and after therapy

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Many people who start medication therapies to treat the core ADD/ADHD symptom notice subtle changes that are not always easy to accept or manage. The character style that was considered to be a problem is now dearly missed! You were always entertaining, funny, jumped from topic to topic and never at loss for words and now after therapy with ADD medications are concentrating much better but feel awkward in conversations especially with people who know you well. This effect could be so dramatic that some have reported to me that their coworkers demand that they go back to their previous 'life of the party' selves! So here are some suggestions:

Jun
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ADHD and the Friday night date

By Farid Sabet M.D.

You have been working hard all week and really look forward to going out with your fiancé to a nice restaurant and enjoying yourself. She has not seen you all week and is excited about finding out about your work and reconnecting with you emotionally. After answering her third question before finishing your appetizer you snap and say something harsh and stupid! The evening is ruined and you are totally baffled as to what happened. You feel guilty and frustrated and vow not to do this again.

Jun
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Shut up and give me my meds!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Recently a patient whom I had not seen for almost a year showed up in my office demanding that her antidepressant prescriptions be filled for another year. She made it clear that she had no interest in engaging in any form of therapy and refused to provide any necessary information in the way of medical workup, emotional life, or any other interaction that did not revolve around her immediate intention of renewing her prescriptions.

Jun
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Let Rumi be your psychotherapist today!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

"This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond." Thus reminds us the great 13th century Persian poet and mystic, Rumi! We in the western world seem too quick to identify with our fleeting thoughts and conditions. How profoundly different our attitude would be if we could approach our daily condition of mind and heart as an invitation to self-discovery and an exploration of our soul's essence. This posture allows us to push aside our subjective identification with our thoughts or even life situations. Our life situation might be sad and difficult but our life transcends that and cannot be judged in such a limited plane. So, what are the implications beyond abstract words? That we can choose to see our mental/mortal life as a teacher and a guide and joyfully participate in its sorrows and blessings. Safe journey!

Jun
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Diagnosed with ADHD? Don't forget the eye exam!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

ADHD-affected individuals often have trouble reading for long periods. Many report trouble concentrating, experience headaches, sleepiness, and restlessness while attempting to read. The problem is then conceived and tackled solely on a cognitive or brain-based dimension. Interestingly, the condition of "convergence insufficiency", which denotes drifting of the eyes inward or outward, can be a contributing factor. The effort it takes for the ocular muscles to correct this problem leads to strain, tiredness, restlessness, and headaches. The solution lies either in

Jun
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With ADHD therapy, one size doesn't fit all!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

I saw the young man for the first time last month. He could not sit still for more than a few seconds and was constantly fidgeting. His life was a classic example of setbacks and unfulfilled dreams. His self esteem was poor and he frequently referred to himself as stupid and lazy. What I observed suggested another story. Although he was intelligent and insightful, his attention was poor and he appeared remarkably distractable. He was overwhelmingly guilty and was fearful of losing his job.

Jun
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