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    Depression
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Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease.

Healthy Minds Now, an Adult and Child Psychiatry clinic started by Dr. Hima Ravi, MD, is dedicated to a holistic approach to the well being of Children, Adolescents and Adults. Dr. Ravi has over 14 years of experience as a psychiatrist. She is passionate about evidence based treatment approaches and solutions that are proven to produce positive results. homepage-separator-line Dr. Hima Ravi As an Adult and Pediatric psychiatrist, Dr. Ravi takes a holistic approach in evaluating and treating patients. The overall health and functioning of the individual is an important component of the initial assessment and incorporated into the treatment plan. Most psychiatric disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive compulsive Disorders, Autism, and ADHD, start before age 14. The symptoms resulting from these disorders impair functioning at home, school, work and in social situations. Addressing these symptoms in a timely manner leads to a better quality of life and improved functioning all around. A skilled psychiatrist can diagnose, and work with the patient and family to treat these disorders for a more fuller, and enjoyable quality of life. homepage-separator-line There is an increasing body of research with evidence that common conditions such as Depression and Anxiety lead to disorders such as Diabetes and heart disease. The interaction between physical health, mental health, and our overall well being is real. The science supporting this concept is evolving at a rapid pace. homepage-separator-line Dr. Ravi is board certified in Adult psychiatry, and has a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Duke University. Dr. Ravi has spent several years on faculty at Duke, and was involved in research in ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD and Autism. Her research experience adds to the comprehensive nature and attention to detail that is needed for a thorough evaluation and treatment. She currently holds an Assistant Consulting Professor faculty appointment at Duke University. homepage-separator-line Dr. Ravi specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, in Adults, Children and Adolescents. She utilizes medications, therapeutic approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Interpersonal Therapy and Parenting Skill training as appropriate for each patient and their families.
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