Farid Sabet MD
Cleveland Psychiatrist
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Chagrin Falls, OH, 44023

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ADHD or Attention Shift Disorder?

By Farid Sabet M.D.

One of the most troublesome aspects of what brings ADDers to seek help is the phenomenon of having multiple thoughts simultaneously. Many with ADHD have worried that they might be going crazy or losing their minds. Some have been told by teachers, parents, therapists, and friends that it is impossible to have more than one thought at a time, yet the experience is real for them.

Jun
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Alternative therapies: Why your doctor is suspicious!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Since health and healing in the broad sense are ultimately subjective and frequently defy our current scientific knowledge, many physicians become frustrated in clinical settings due to the individual variability of human biopsychosocial-spiritual needs. The limits of dry and objective scientific inquiry into human suffering, and the visceral experience of disease is glaringly apparent in day to day clinical practice. The void is filled at times by resorting to a pool of knowledge from other traditions and philosophical approaches. More emphasis on...

Jun
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Anxious, distractible, and moody

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Our current terminology of mental illnesses classify mood, anxiety and attention disorders as separate categories. Yet clinical experience points to the convergence of these symptoms in the same individual in many of cases. I have a different take on this phenomenon: I think the best way to conceptualize it is to start with the biological basis of ADHD which first leads to

Jun
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Passion versus desire, and implications for ADHD

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Although the given definitions of these terms vary, I do find the following distinction helpful. Passion denotes a pervasive enthusiasm for a life pursuit or bliss that transcends time and space and brings satisfaction, serenity and joy. Desire is a temporary state that can never be fully satisfied and demands possession, ownership and engulfment. From a mystical standpoint, true desire is always for the ultimate Beloved which could be interpreted as the Source of all or God. How does this relate to ADHD?

Jun
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Adult ADHD: Coaching to be more organized?

By Farid Sabet M.D.

There is a whole industry of coaches and "professionals" arrayed to teach and guide the person with ADHD to be more organized and successful at work. These methods are sometimes successful in the short term but in many instances create more tension, anxiety and guilt in the afflicted person. There is a forced style to many of these techniques, somewhat like...

Jun
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Pain and addiction

By Farid Sabet M.D.

He was barely twenty and was wearing a stylish polo shirt. He appeared confident and mature. I was interviewing him for his addiction to heroin. He was found passed out in his car in a parking lot after shooting up with an elixir of different types of opiates he had gotten hold of. "When did you start using, and why?" I asked.

Jun
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Antidepressants: Are they only for severe depression?

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Many suffering people are quite hesitant to avail themselves of therapies due to the current biased trend in literature. We hear almost daily that antidepressants are no better than placebo. These medications although are by no means a panacea (you can find my view on the fallacy of the label 'antidepressant' in my earlier posts), leading to a change in the processing of information by the brain that could...

Jun
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Cardiovascular health and psychiatric disorders: Towards a holistic approach

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Treating any behavioral condition without careful attention to cardiovascular and metabolic issues is tantamount to a total disregard of the whole person. We have come a long way from the days when Mind/Body issues could be compartmentalized and treated separately. Many medical conditions such as sleep apnea, thyroid abnormalities and inflammatory diseases manifest themselves as mood, anxiety or attention problems. Psychiatric conditions on the other hand lead to ...

Jun
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Emergency intervention for adult ADHD

By Farid Sabet M.D.

He gets a promotion in his 30's. The job demands a new level of organization. Anxious nights make sleeping disrupted. Arguments with the spouse and coworkers ensue. An urgent visit to the family doctor to evaluate the panic-based chest pain does not reveal any physical causes. Everyone is alarmed.

Jun
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Benzodiazepines

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Your family doctor gave you a prescription for Xanax and voila you discovered a new best friend. It helped all your symptoms calm down; you began taking higher and higher doses. Your family doctor expressed some concerns, but to keep you satisfied and content refilled your prescriptions. You began to take Xanax just to relax before or after a meeting or to tolerate the kids nagging once you came home from the office. You have developed a dependence on benzodiazepines. This is a very serious condition...

Apr
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