12017Mar
Local Mental Health Treatment at Georgia Psychiatric Consultants in Decatur

Local Mental Health Treatment at Georgia Psychiatric Consultants in Decatur

At Georgia Psychiatric Consultants we provide individualized medical treatment for a full spectrum of mental disorders and specialize in: ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Eating Disorders: An eating disorder is an illness that causes abnormal or disturbed eating habits,…

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242017Jan
Depression

Depression

Sadness is a normal reaction to some of life’s difficulties and the emotion usually passes with a little time. Depression, however, is a serious mood disorder which causes severe symptoms that interfere with daily life and normal functioning. It can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working….

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162016Dec
Holiday Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Holiday Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Occasional anxiety is a normal response to the stressful circumstances of life. You may feel tense and worried or your blood pressure may increase before a test or when you are making an important decision. As with stress, anxiety is pretty easy to manage even during the holidays. Tips for Reducing Your Anxiety During the…

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12016Dec
Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, is a mental illness that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels, and can hinder a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Episodes vary from person to person and can last hours, days, weeks, or months. Scientists have found no single cause, but believe that multiple factors…

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12016Nov
Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) describes Alzheimer’s disease as a degenerative, irreversible, and incurable form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Alzheimer’s disease causes as many as 50% – 70% of all dementia cases. Here are 10…

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302016Sep
ADHD Behavioral Therapy

ADHD Behavioral Therapy

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may find yourself wondering what the best course of treatment is for them. Just as ADHD is not a “one size fits all” diagnosis, there are a variety of treatment options available. By taking advantage of the multiple resources available to you and by working closely…

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122016Aug
Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often when someone suffering from a mental health condition is unable, or no longer able, to cope with their stressors. Over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder such as bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder, schizophrenia, borderline or antisocial personality disorder,…

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292016Jul

Drugs and Antidepressants Don’t Mix

Antidepressants mixed with any type of other drug (illegal, other prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, or alcohol) can result in a lethal combination. It is very important to honestly discuss all drug and medication use with your doctor when making treatment decisions. Illegal/Street Drugs: The use of illegal drugs isn’t recommended if you’re taking antidepressants because they…

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272016Jun
Obesity: The Silent Killer

Obesity: The Silent Killer

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion (39%) adults were considered overweight, and (13%) 600 million of those adults were considered obese. In the United States, roughly 300,000 deaths per year are related to obesity. Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive amounts of body fat that present…

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82015Oct

Helping a Loved One with Substance Abuse

Helping a loved one with substance abuse can leave many people confused, lost, and feeling like there is nowhere to turn. No one imagines they will become an addict when they begin using prescription or illegal drugs, but if left untreated, abuse can become dependence. The repeated use of drugs changes a user’s brain and…

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