Psychiatry Blog

What is Seasonal Depression?
Seasonal Depression Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called seasonal depression, is a term that describes the tendency for a mood episode, most commonly depression but also can be mania or hypomania, that occurs rhythmically during a particular season.  In this article, I will focus on depression. When does Seasonal Depression Occur? SAD typically occurs in the winter, when daylight hours grow short and the the cold weather starts in most of the country.  Symptoms typically get better
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Being a Sarasota Psychiatrist
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Thoughts From A Sarasota Psychiatrist I’m Dr. Sean Paul, a dual board certified psychiatrist located in Sarasota, FL. I wanted to put together some information about our amazing community and why I chose to practice here. Sarasota’s beaches attract people from around the globe to soak up some rays and enjoy the art, music and entertainment scene of the gem of the gulf coast.  As a Sarasota psychiatrist, I, too was attracted to the vibrant energy of
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How to Treat Anxiety
How to Treat Anxiety
How Do Professionals Treat Anxiety? Psychotherapy and medications are the two principal ways to treat anxiety.  Moderate to severe anxiety is typically best treated with both medication and therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy, also called CBT).  Let’s discuss two main treatment options: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Medications for Anxiety CBT for Treating Anxiety CBT is considered the gold standard of the treatment of anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias.
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