Farid Sabet MD
Behavioral Medicine
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All you need is love

By Farid Sabet M.D.

People have an easier time talking about their brain's prefrontal cortex than about love! Lately, concrete metaphors for human experience seem to be replacing more timeless, abstract expressions. Pop-culture and the advertising industry use the word "love" as a replacement for obsession or fascination with someone or something. Throughout the ages however the wise have noticed that our lives tend to degenerate into meaninglessness, boredom, and desperation when

Jun
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Stuck in a funk?

By Farid Sabet M.D.

So you've been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or another related condition. You have seen a skilled physician and have been started on proper medications. You are also receiving individual therapy from an excellent psychologist. You are eating properly, have been exercising and cultivating good relationships. Yet you still feel terrible sometimes, and are beginning to lose hope about your recovery and or being normal again. The truth is that this scenario is a lot more common than we realize. Medical science has struggled with treatment resistance. There are certain principles that I would strongly recommend if you or your loved one is facing this situation. Here are some suggestions:

Jun
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Faking ADHD

By Farid Sabet M.D.

There is a national debate going on regarding the abuse of prescription drugs. Most of the time this has been about opioid abuse and dependence and the criminal activity that goes along with this process. Other substances such as sedatives and stimulants are also included in some discussions as they too are scheduled substances and have abuse potential. Finding a balance between proper diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders that warrant therapy and detecting potential addicts and criminals is a challenge that our society must face. The issue is quite complex and....

Jun
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Suicide

By Farid Sabet M.D.

When one suffers from pain and disease, particularly the type that involves the mind, one's perceptions are distorted and impulsive actions could ensue. If you are suffering from mental discomfort and have contemplated suicide, please develop a first aid kit available to you at all times in case these impulses that appear grow stronger. If you're not getting results from your current medical/psychiatric therapy, seek additional paths of working your way out of your dilemma.You don't have to suffer alone! There are many others who have been through this road have found....

Jun
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ADHD and aging

By Farid Sabet M.D.

The passage of time is not perceived the same way by everyone. The ADHD mind does not process time in a linear way: There is a certain sense of disconnect between the events. Paradoxically, seemingly unrelated hallmarks in one's life have the appearance of relatedness. Many ADHDers do not have clear childhood memories. I have even witnessed misdiagnosis of childhood trauma by therapists of ADHD-afflicted individuals because

Jun
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Summer maintenance and tune-up, for families!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Summer is the season when generally we're supposed to relax and get together with families and friends more frequently. It is also a time when conflicts and issues arise because of this geographic and emotional proximity. If you're finding yourself more anxious, depressed or reacting emotionally before, during, or after family gatherings, consider shining awareness into the situation. There are a few key concepts that family therapists and clinicians have found to be useful in sorting out these emotional tangles. I will avoid dwelling on any theories here, but would like to point out some practical points for all of us to consider:

Jun
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ADHD, coffee, and intuition

By Farid Sabet M.D.

The diagnostic criteria for ADHD barely touch the surface of what it is to live with and experience the condition. There are certain accompanying characteristics that, although not diagnostic, occur with enough frequency to guide me in assessing the progress of an affected person. Some of these have been alluded to by other thinkers and researchers, and some have only been observed clinically. Here are some of my observations of the characteristics of adults who are ADHDers:

Jun
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Christian counseling

By Farid Sabet M.D.

It is my experience that when some one asks for a "Christian therapist", that person seeks a professional that has spiritual values of kindness, fidelity, truthfulness, generosity and many others based on some faith and knowledge of the Christ Spirit. Unfortunately, the term has become a marketing ploy for some self-righteous groups devoid of that Spirit. On the other hand I know many other professionals who embody those principles without loudly advertising them, and perhaps carry the label of a different tradition.

Jun
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Soul essence shining through the Alzheimer's brain

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Have you been around an individual afflicted with the devastating effects of a severe brain disease such as Alzheimer's dementia? The memory loss, personality change, blank stare, confusion, labile mood and many other signs and symptoms speak of a brain that is no longer functioning properly. The personality that used to interact with the world is either diminished or no longer there. Medical sciences are working hard to discover the pathological correlates of the disease with the hope of reversing or attenuating the catastrophic consequences for the person and the caregivers. We all hope to witness breakthroughs soon. A spiritual outlook on the condition meanwhile will shine light on the problem from a different angle.

Jun
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ADHD and binge eating

By Farid Sabet M.D.

You have had problems with weight gain and compulsive eating all your life. You have tried numerous diet regimens only with temporary success. You eat when you are bored. You eat mindlessly. You obsess about your next meal before you finish your current one. Your mood fluctuates wildly depending on the food type you eat. You love sugar and caffeine. You eat in binges as you keep making up your mind about the healthier patterns but then you find yourself overeating beyond the satisfaction of appeasing hunger. You are not hyperactive so you never suspected the problem could be related to attention/impulsivity parameters, yet

Jun
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