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

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Wish I hadn't said that!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Many ADHDers have social anxiety. The reasons are obvious: Verbal impulsiveness makes the ADHDer prone to talk without thinking in social gatherings. This leads to negative experiences in social situations and an exaggerated awareness of perceived threats from interactions with others...

Apr
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ADHD in adulthood and grieving the past

By Farid Sabet M.D.

It is not unusual for an ADHD-affected person to wait till adulthood to seek help with diagnosis and treatment of their condition. Some postpone diagnosis due to the shame of seeking mental health care arising from personal and family biases. Others get used to the struggle and internalize the shame of unrealized dreams, failed careers, and broken relationships resulting from their ADHD-organized brain. It is a privilege to enter these lives as a physician and to provide solutions and structural explanation to their lives. The relief of the initial phase often gives rise to regret, grief, and guilt over not seeking help earlier...

Apr
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Integrative holistic medicine and your health

By Farid Sabet M.D.

I was first drawn to psychiatric medicine in the middle of my residency training for radiation oncology, believing that it addressed the alienation of medical science from its roots in the healing arts, thereby defying over-reliance on technology to address human disease conditions. Unfortunately, I soon realized that biological reductionism had taken firm hold of the field, and the work of a psychiatrist was reduced to adjusting doses of medicines regardless of the psychosocial and spiritual context...

Apr
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ADHD: Not always a good thing!

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Perpetual procrastination, inattention, distraction, inability to complete tasks,and rapid emotional fluctuations lead to life-long setbacks and negative consequences. Unfulfilled careers, broken marriages, and stunted life potentials are the outcomes...

Apr
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A tale of two wardrobes

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Some of the more dramatic manifestations of the winter depression (seasonal affective disorder) are fatigue, increased need for sleep, and increased appetite. I have seen some patients who have to maintain completely different sizes of clothing for the winter wardrobe as they gain considerable weight between November and April...

Feb
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Do ADHDers have a high sex drive?

By Farid Sabet M.D.

I have had more 'confidential' confessions and comments on that topic than any other that I have discussed throughout the years. Some of my patients have commented that my points were simplistic and increased their sense of shame and guilt. Since this was not my intention I will discuss some further issues....Click title to read more

Jan
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Family Gatherings: Dynamics of love and pain

By Farid Sabet M.D.

The interplay between heightened expectations, dependencies, unresolved conflicts, unspoken emotions, and existential awareness of the passage of time creates many bittersweet moments. In my practice, I witness the reactivation of many old wounds and the resultant increased stress response. Here are a few helpful suggestions for getting through the holidays...

Nov
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Inattentive and angry: Patience deficit disorder?

By Farid Sabet M.D.

People unfamiliar with the internal world of ADDer would be very surprised to find out how quickly the anger rises within them and what a prominent emotion anger could easily become. It is not unusual for these patients to come for an assessment solely based on reports of anger and being easily frustrated. The problem lies in...

Nov
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Smoking, pornography, and ADHD

By Farid Sabet M.D.

Smoking leads to ruined and weakened bodies; pornography leaves its consumers isolated, depleted, distracted, obsessive and impure. The first behavior is toxic to the body while the second is toxic to mind and spirit. They both mimic a solution for ADHD, but ultimately worsen it. Recovery is possible only through...

Oct
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Transitioning into Autumn

By Farid Sabet M.D.

If you feel more unsettled and are experiencing vague body aches and pains, you might be the mind/body type that is more sensitive to this seasonal experience. The equivalent concept in our medical terminology is the 'seasonal affective disorder'. I do not believe this is an adequate term as it misses the global picture of one's constitutional needs...

Sep
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