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Dallas Psychiatrist Dr. Surin Sehdev

Why Do We Feel Sad? The Neuropsychology of Sadness

Why Do We Feel Sad? The Neuropsychology of Sadness 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Exploring Emotional Landscapes with Insights from Psychiatry Sadness is a universal human emotion, one that is an important part of the human experience. We know it as our desire to cry, feel down, and be upset. As a psychiatrist, we also understand that sadness is not only a feeling and emotion – it is also a neuropsychological reaction that your brain engages in for specific, behavioral reasons. The Neuropsychological Basis of Sadness Sadness, like all emotions, originates in the brain, engaging complex neural networks and neurotransmitter systems. Key brain regions involved in the experience and regulation of sadness include: The…

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Psychiatric Treatment for the Mental Health Symptoms Associated with ADHD

Psychiatric Treatment for the Mental Health Symptoms Associated with ADHD 1920 2560 Aware Behavioral Health

Aware Behavioral Health’s Approach to Managing Co-occurring Conditions in ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. However, ADHD seldom exists in isolation. It frequently co-occurs with various mental health conditions, complicating its management and treatment. Aware Behavioral Health specializes in providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment tailored to address the multifaceted nature of ADHD and its associated mental health symptoms. Understanding ADHD and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions Individuals with ADHD often experience additional psychiatric symptoms that can exacerbate the challenges associated with the disorder. Common co-occurring conditions include anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar…

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Psychiatrist for Seasonal Depression in Dallas – Aware Behavioral Health

Psychiatrist for Seasonal Depression in Dallas – Aware Behavioral Health 2560 1709 Aware Behavioral Health

Expert Psychiatric Care for Seasonal Affective Disorder at Aware Behavioral Health At Aware Behavioral Health, we specialize in the psychiatric management of depression, including seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that commonly occurs during specific seasons, particularly in fall and winter. Led by a local psychiatrist that truly cares about your health and wellness, Aware Behavioral Health offers comprehensive and personalized care to individuals grappling with this condition. If you’re encountering the challenges of seasonal depression, our expert psychiatric team is ready to assist with professional and compassionate care. Contact us today to get started.…

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Treating Insomnia by Addressing Anxiety

Treating Insomnia by Addressing Anxiety 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Insomnia, characterized by difficulty in falling or staying asleep, is a common sleep disorder affecting many individuals. While several factors can contribute to insomnia, anxiety is frequently a primary culprit. Anxiety disorders can lead to a heightened state of mental arousal that disrupts the natural sleep-wake cycle, making it challenging for individuals to relax enough to fall asleep or maintain sleep throughout the night. This interplay between anxiety and insomnia often creates a cyclical pattern, where anxiety leads to sleep disturbances, and the resulting lack of sleep further exacerbates anxiety. Approach to Treatment – Tackling the Root Cause The key…

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ADHD in Girls – Pay Attention to How ADHD Manifests Differently

ADHD in Girls – Pay Attention to How ADHD Manifests Differently 2560 1718 Aware Behavioral Health

Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or ADHD, is often associated with hyperactive young boys. Boys do, according to most estimates, make up a majority of those diagnosed with ADHD, helping to create this impression that it is both more common in boys and young men, and that the symptoms these boys display are the most commonly associated ADHD symptoms. Most researchers do not believe this to be the case. In fact, the ratio of ADHD in boys to girls is believed to be 1:1. Boys and girls tend to have ADHD at the same rates. The primary issue, and the reason for…

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How Long Does It Take Anxiety Medications to Work?

How Long Does It Take Anxiety Medications to Work? 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that interferes with daily life, from social interactions to work performance. Finding an effective treatment solution is often a priority for those seeking help. When someone has struggled with anxiety for a long time, they also typically want some relief right away – a chance to have a break from their anxiety symptoms. One of the most common questions raised in this context is, “How long will it take for my anxiety medication to work?” At Aware Behavioral Health, we understand the urgency behind this question and the importance of managing expectations. We encourage…

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Comorbid Mental Health Issues that Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction

Comorbid Mental Health Issues that Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction 2560 1706 Aware Behavioral Health

In today’s modern healthcare landscape, the interconnectedness of physical and mental health has garnered significant attention. While erectile dysfunction (ED) is primarily categorized as a physical health issue, emerging research indicates that mental health conditions often play a critical role in its onset or exacerbation. Located in Dallas, TX, Aware Behavioral Health specializes in understanding and treating both the physical and psychological aspects of sexual health issues like ED. Understanding Erectile Dysfunction Erectile Dysfunction, often abbreviated as ED, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse. Although it is commonly perceived as a physical disorder…

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Long-Term Benefits and Side Effects: What to Expect from TMS Therapy

Long-Term Benefits and Side Effects: What to Expect from TMS Therapy 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has emerged as a promising treatment for various neuropsychiatric conditions, most notably treatment-resistant depression. As with any medical intervention, understanding the long-term implications is crucial for making informed decisions. The following are some of the long term benefits and risks associated with TMS therapy in Dallas. Understanding the Core Mechanism of TMS Therapy Before diving into the long-term components of TMS therapy, it’s essential to grasp how TMS therapy works. TMS utilizes electromagnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain, specifically targeting regions involved in mood control and depression. This technology is designed to modulate…

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The Emotional and Physical Triggers of PTSD

The Emotional and Physical Triggers of PTSD 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Daily life involves contending with a lot of emotions. The annoyance caused by our alarm clock, the elation of that first sip of coffee, the anger caused by traffic, or the joy of clocking out of work can all affect our mood whether we are anticipating them to or not. When the emotions of the day overwhelm us and illicit a physical or emotional response we can’t ignore, we often call this episode a “trigger”. Triggers are just what they sound like, a moment of emotional and physical distress caused by a previous emotional experience or trauma. Those living with…

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How Do You Treat Opioid Addiction?

How Do You Treat Opioid Addiction? 2560 1706 Aware Behavioral Health

The opioid epidemic has been a constant in America for many decades. Legislation, lawsuits, and learning have each helped us understand the severity of this epidemic better, but treatment for those suffering from addiction has often lagged behind. The stigma against drug use in America has made opioid addiction research an uphill struggle, to the point that it is a topic often absent in medical schools. Since declaring the opioid epidemic to be a Public Health Emergency in 2017 though, America has seen a lot of progress in the field of addiction therapy and the treatment of those struggling with…

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