262017Nov
GPC is Helping Puerto Rico

GPC is Helping Puerto Rico

Georgia Psychiatric Consultants is partnering with the Puerto Rican Princess Foundation, which was founded rapper, producer, and reality television personality Joseline Hernandez to help provide aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  She also wanted to address the issue of joblessness on the island so she reached out to someone who is passionate…

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192017Oct
Obesity: Underlying Conditions and How We Can Help

Obesity: Underlying Conditions and How We Can Help

Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most troubling health problems. If your weight is significantly more than what is generally considered healthy for your height, you are likely increasing your risk of many serious health conditions, including hypertension, heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, chronic fatigue, asthma, sleep apnea, and some…

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272017Sep
Clinical Research Studies

Clinical Research Studies

Medical science is continually evolving due to clinical research studies. Ideas for clinical trials often originate in a laboratory. After laboratory testing, the most promising experimental treatments are moved into clinical trials where more information is gained about the treatment’s risks and effectiveness. By testing new drugs, procedures, or devices, new medical standards are established…

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182017Aug
About Us: Dr. David Purselle, MD, MS

About Us: Dr. David Purselle, MD, MS

After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1992, Dr. David Purselle received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1996, and completed a residency in psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in 2000. He then earned a Master of Science…

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252017Jul
Peer Pressure and Teen Drug Abuse

Peer Pressure and Teen Drug Abuse

Teens use drugs for a variety of reasons. They may feel alone, misunderstood, mistreated, or lonely. In order to escape these realities some teens turn to drugs as a way to self-medicate. They may want to test boundaries and rebel against their parents’ rules. By using drugs, they feel as if they are in control…

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192017Jun
Georgia Psychiatric Consultants Services

Georgia Psychiatric Consultants Services

At Georgia Psychiatric Consultants, our focus is the medical management of mental disorders. With each new patient, we begin with a complete evaluation of any medical conditions, psychological factors, and other aspects of the patient’s life, to determine an accurate diagnosis and identify any factors that may be affecting the patient’s mental health. We then…

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162017Jun
June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD can occur in anyone: Posttraumatic stress disorder can affect anyone of any age who witnessed or experienced a life-threatening or traumatic event. Know the signs of PTSD: People suffering from PTSD may repeatedly think about the trauma, be constantly on guard or alert, or avoid things that remind them of the trauma. PTSD can…

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222017May
10 Ways to Find Happiness

10 Ways to Find Happiness

Happiness is a state we all want to achieve, but it often seems frustratingly elusive. By consistently practicing certain actions, we can increase our happiness. Here are 10 ways to find more happiness in your daily life. Take Time to Reflect at the Beginning and End of Each Day Give yourself private time in the morning….

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182017Apr
Psychiatry and the Human Brain

Psychiatry and the Human Brain

The typical human brain weighs about 3 pounds (roughly 2% of your body’s weight) but uses 20% of your body’s total energy and oxygen intake. Scientists estimate that our brains contain roughly 86 billion brain cells and that more than 100,000 chemical reactions take place in the brain every second! The average brain generates around 50,000 thoughts…

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212017Mar
Understanding Schizophrenia

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious and disabling mental disorder that affects a person’s ability to think clearly, make decisions, manage emotions, and relate to others. Affecting about 1% of Americans, schizophrenia can occur at any age, with the average age of onset generally being between the late teens and early 20s for men and the late…

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