Behavioral health Services
A mental condition is never the result of one cause. The biopsychosocial treatment model was developed to address the interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors. While psychologists, LCSWs, or LMHCs are able to manage the psychological and social aspects of treatment, only a psychiatrist can assess and treat all three spheres. There may be underlying medical conditions that can present as psychiatric symptoms. Many mental conditions (depression/anxiety/ADHD) may require specific drugs that only an MD can provide.
Obtain the highest level of behavioral health services immediately with Core Revitalizing Center. Dr. Tariq Halim is a medical doctor (MD) who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness using the wellness model. You will only be treated by the physician. We decide together if medications would be beneficial and initiate therapy as needed. Dr. Halim’s focus is restoring you to your best self.
Core Revitalizing Center practices integrative psychiatry; a holistic approach that uses both evidence-based pharmaceutical treatments and complementary therapies in the treatment of psychiatric conditions. Personalized treatments are developed to suit each patient’s lifestyle and strengthen self-awareness and resources for self-care.
Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation
A psychiatric evaluation is not the same as a psychological evaluation. A psychiatrist specializes in pharmaceutical/biological treatments of psychiatric illness as well as their psychological and social aspects. On the other hand, psychologists are doctors of philosophy that specialize in the analysis/understanding of mental illnesses through therapy.
Dr. Tariq Halim’s expertise in psychopharmacology lies in determining which medications, complementary therapies. and innovative treatments among the many available in psychiatry and neurology would be best suited for you, taking into account your genetics, family environment, medical history, lifestyle, preferences, and your overall treatment goals.
The psychiatric assessment of a child or adolescent consists of a detailed exploration of the family’s concerns about the child’s emotional or behavioral problems, physical health and development, and family relationships. Many parents are concerned about how they will be viewed during the evaluation. Caregivers are also worried that the child may be placed on unnessessary medications. CRC is here to work with and support families to define the goals of the treatment.
Buprenorphine is used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates, such as pain relievers like morphine. CRC utilizes a harm reduction approach and is non-judgmental in treatment policies.
Medical Cannabis Treatment
Medical cannabis is currently legal for medical use in 33 states, including Florida. The Attorney General Nominee William Barr plans on deferring the decision of Federal prohibition to the “pro-cannabis” Congress. If appropriate, CRC is able to register patients to obtain the Florida Medical Card and recommend cannabis treatment as part of the treatment plan for multiple approved conditions.
Psychiatric Conditions Treated
A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.
Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process.
Depressive disorder, frequently referred to simply as depression, is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. Left untreated, depression can be devastating for those who have it and their families. Fortunately, with early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy and healthy lifestyle choices, many people can and do get better.
Anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions, each having unique symptoms. However, all anxiety disorders have one thing in common: persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. (18%) have an anxiety disorder. Meanwhile, approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience an anxiety disorder. Most people develop symptoms before age 21.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience. The average age-of-onset is about 25, but it can occur in the teens, or more uncommonly, in childhood. If left untreated, bipolar disorder usually worsens. However, with a good treatment plan including psychotherapy, medications, a healthy lifestyle, a regular schedule and early identification of symptoms, many people live well with the condition.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people; an estimated 9% of children between ages 3–17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, it does not only affect children. An estimated 4% of adults have ADHD. With treatment, most people with ADHD can be successful in school, work and lead productive lives.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It is a complex, long-term medical illness, affecting about 1% of Americans. Although schizophrenia can occur at any age, the average age of onset tends to be in the late teens to the early 20s for men, and the late 20s to early 30s for women. It is uncommon for schizophrenia to be diagnosed in a person younger than 12 or older than 40. It is possible to live well with schizophrenia.
Traumatic events—such as an accident, assault, military combat or natural disaster—can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health. While many people will have short term responses to life-threatening events, some will develop longer term symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD symptoms often co-exist with other conditions such as substance use disorders, depression and anxiety. PTSD affects 3.5% of the U.S. adult population—about 8 million Americans. Though PTSD cannot be cured, it can be treated and managed in several ways.
Many people experience problems sleeping including not getting enough sleep, not feeling rested and not sleeping well. This problem can lead to difficulties functioning during the daytime and have unpleasant effects on your work, social and family life. Problems sleeping can be secondary to a medical illness such as sleep apnea, or a mental health condition like depression. Sleep issues can be a sign of an impending condition such as bipolar disorder. In addition to affecting sleep itself, many medical and mental health conditions can be worsened by sleep-related problems.