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Early Symptoms of Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders that occur in people across the United States. The caring professionals at South Tampa Psychiatry have the expertise to understand the different types of depression, depression symptoms, and the fact that some people need treatment for both depression and addiction issues. If you’re looking for support from…

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Benefits of MAT for Mental Health

Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is a process available at South Tampa Psychiatry when clients need medication to address their specific mental health issues. It is important for potential clients to understand what medication-assisted treatment is. There are several benefits to this approach for clients in need of treatment for mental health disorders or co-occurring disorders. To…

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Using Insurance to Pay for Mental Health Treatment

Today, most medical experts recognize that your mental health is just as vital to your overall wellness as your physical health is. Unfortunately, until Congress passed the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, insurers didn’t quite agree. Until these critical laws came into being, most insurance companies provided better…

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How Bipolar Disorder Leads to Addiction

Bipolar disorder is a severe mental health condition that often leads to substance abuse. The truth is that there are a number of ways that bipolar disorder can lead to addiction. The result of this is that individuals often seek services of a program with highly-trained and qualified professionals, such as South Tampa Psychiatry. To…

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What Disorders Can Co-Occur?

Co-occurring disorders are potentially confusing for some clients or their family members when they do not fully understand the nature of co-occurring disorders. Determining whether you or your loved one has conditions that can co-occur first requires an assessment. Mental health services, such as those offered through the South Tampa Psychiatry program, is often the first step…

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3 Most Beneficial Medicines in Treatment

When dealing with a substance abuse problem, you have to take whatever course of action necessary to get treatment. Addiction is harmful, both physically and psychologically. It can also lead to broken families and ruined communities. However, several treatment methods, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and mental health therapy, can help. Today, experts recognize that a…

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The Importance of Checking on Depressed Friends

Depression is a distressing condition that afflicts millions of people in the United States. While some people may deal with a more severe depressive disorder, all depression has the potential to be crippling. If you have any depressed friends, it is essential to keep an eye out for their mental health. Sometimes people overlook a…

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How the Winter Affects Mental Health

During the winter, many people face mental health challenges, such as depression. One of the main factors in winter depression is a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition afflicts millions of people across the United States during the fall and winter months. Typically, this type of condition lasts four months, although some people…

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