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Controlled Substance Database
There is a new state law that goes into effect on 07.01.2018 which requires all physicians in Florida to perform an online search at a state maintained database every time they write a prescription for a controlled substance. The purpose of this search is to verify the patient's controlled substance medication history. You may visit the Florida Department of Health E-Forcse Website for more...
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 (111 Views)


What Is PTSD?
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. PTSD has been known by many names in the past, such as "shell shock" during the years of World War I and "combat...
Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2018 (165 Views)


What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives....
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018 (219 Views)


What is ADHD?
Attention-defficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include: inattention (not being able to focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting), and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought.) Many ADHD symptoms, such as high activity...
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 (194 Views)


What is Depression?
Depression is a treatable medical illness involving an imbalance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. It's not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. Just like you can't "wish away" diabetes, heart disease, or any other physical illness, you can't make depression go away by trying to "snap out of it." Episodes of depression often follow...
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (228 Views)


What Does a Psychiatrist Do? What is Psychiatry?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. A psychiatrist has completed medical school (is an M.D. or D.O.) and an additional four or more years of residency training in psychiatry....
Posted on Friday, January 1, 2016 (1372 Views)