Link Found Between Use of Some Anti-Anxiety Medications and Alzheimer’s Disease

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The British Medical Journal (BMJ) just published a new study with disturbing information. A class of medications called Benzodiazepines which are commonly used by doctors of all specialties to treat anxiety has been found to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that are […]

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Dispose of Your Unused Medicine on DEA’s National Take Back Day

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Unused meds

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has initiated a National Take Back Day. On April 26th, 2014, you can take your unused and expired old medications to designated places and turn them in to be disposed of. See their webpage below for more information: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html  Currently we do not have any good guidelines for getting rid […]

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Introducing Our New Drug and Alcohol Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program

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Doctor Beheshti Introduces Healing Path Recovery Over the years of working with clients who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, I have learned that a strong therapeutic environment and an effective support system are essential to achieving success in recovery. I therefore founded Healing Path Recovery in order to provide the supportive and therapeutic environment […]

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My Mother Does Not Care About Me

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Maturing Girl

  A young woman has reached her menses, and feels that her mother does not care about this milestone in her life. She is asking where to turn. Dear Doctor Life Advice, I am nineteen years old and I just got my very first period. I told my mother, but she does not seem to […]

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Treating Heroin and Other Opioid Addiction with Medications

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Dried Poppyhead

  There are different opinions on the subject of recovering from addiction and treating heroin and other opioid dependencies with medications. With the recent death of Philip Seymore Hoffman, the topic of heroin addiction has been getting a lot of attention in the news. In this article I share my opinions about using medications to […]

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My Mother is Acting Sexually Inappropriate

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Man under threat of failure

A 29 year old man is concerned that his mother is acting sexually inappropriate towards him. He is afraid and not sure what to do. Dear Doctor Life Advice, I am 29 years old and I moved back home last year after my stepfather left my mother. I now live with my fifty year old […]

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Sibling Abuse Among Twins

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Teenage Girl

A question was submitted by a thirteen year old girl who is being abused by her twin brother. She is not getting any help from her parents or school counselors. Sibling abuse is very common and I have seen it in my own practice and among children and adults of all ages. Many of the […]

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About Doctor Life Advice

Doctor Beheshti

I am a compassionate and well trained psychiatric doctor, and I spend my days talking to others and helping them with their daily issues and problems. I have come to understand that all of us, regardless of our backgrounds and our life stories - every one of which is unique - share similar wants and needs.

I love my job which allows me to hear unique stories and help each of my clients individually. Although I cannot take the place of your doctor, I would love to hear your story too and perhaps provide some advice that will be useful to you, as well as others that will benefit from your story.

I have a sense of humor which comes through in my writings. Please know that I NEVER intend to make light of anyone's painful or sensitive situation. I only use humor because I think sometimes a smile and a little chuckle can go a long way in helping us feel better.

Doctor Life Advice is written and maintained by Sayeh Beheshti, M.D., M.A., a private practice psychiatrist in Newport Beach, CA.


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