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Sumit Anand, MD

MedicationMental Health
August 6, 2019

Is Contemporary Culture Re-defining ADHD?: Lessons Derived from Limitless

For an eight year old movie, the issues that Limitless raise remain as contemporary as ever: What are the actual indications for stimulant pills? What does it say about those living in modern, western culture that they seem simply unable to function without them in modern workplace culture? If so, does…
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MedicationMental Health
June 25, 2019

Does Your Psychiatric Diagnosis Matter?

The answer to this question is most a resounding yes for most patients, families, and, insurance companies. But for the millions of practicing therapists, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists, we may not get such enthusiastic agreement on this answer. Why is that? The answer may lie in how psychiatric diagnoses are…
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Mental Health
April 9, 2019

Anxiety: Common and Treatable

Anxiety is a very common and very human experience. So common in fact that all human beings experience some degree of anxiety. But there is a distinct difference between anxiety as a brief, understandable concern that occurs when thinking about the future (such as an exam, bills, or a life…
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Mental Health
October 18, 2018

Suicide: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective

We have recently heard news of high profile celebrities completing suicide. As tragic and eye opening as such news is, this psychiatrist’s opinion is that the discussion has been superficial and speculative. It also, rather unsatisfyingly, concludes by only offering up the national suicide hotline. What appears to missing from…
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Medication
October 16, 2018

Over the Counter and Psychiatric Medications: Helpful or Dangerous Combination?

Over the counter medications (OTC’s): many of us have relied on them for day-to-day ailments. Be it for coughs, colds, headaches, fever, minor sprains, allergies, or aches and pains, we’ve all found ourselves meandering into our local pharmacy seeking relief from these minor but pesky symptoms. In fact, studies have…
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MedicationMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
June 6, 2018

Dr. Anand Answers Questions About Psychiatric Medications

Am I on the right medication? How do I know if it is working? These are among the most common questions I get asked by patients. Naturally it stems from people wanting to learn more about their medications, including how they work. I try to set up realistic expectations for…
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Mental Health
April 25, 2017

Anxiety or ADHD – Which Disorder Do I Have?

For many patients and doctors, these can two disorders can be the hardest to distinguish from one another. After all, both can affect concentration, make people distractible and forgetful, and result in impulsive or rash decisions that can sometimes have bad consequences. Anxiety and ADHD also make many people feel…
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Mental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
April 12, 2017

Medication Management

IIAT Philosophy on Medications and Psychiatric Disorders Medication can play a pivotal role in helping address mental health concerns. Studies have shown that when appropriately prescribed and monitored, and when combined with therapy, medication can help significantly improve the outcome of many psychiatric and psychological conditions. IIAT now has a…
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