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Signature Silicon Valley: November 2014

Watch this award-winning magazine show Signature Silicon Valley hosted by Janice Edwards where she has a candid discussion with Dr. Vidushi Savant and Dr. Sonia Parikh about how SavantCare is focusing on the treatments for mental illness. Catch the co-founders of SavantCare openly talk about how SavantCare integrates all of these evidence-based technologies to take …Read More.
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Overcoming stigmas about mental illness

People with mental health problems often don’t seek medical attention out of fear of social stigma. According to Dr. Sonia Parikh, M.D, Psychiatrist, the biggest barrier to treatment is the social stigma. Mental health issues are highly stigmatized and often misunderstood in our society.Published in: www.losaltosonline.com Written by Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD, Psychiatrist On Oct …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / Depression is not a normal part of aging and should be taken seriously

Depression is not a normal part of aging and should be taken seriously

Depression is more than just a bout of sadness and it’s not a natural consequence of aging. However, treatment of elderly depression should be taken seriously because the impairing medical condition with accompanying changes to the brain can have a long-lasting effect on cognition and mortality.Published in: www.losaltosonline.com Written by Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD, Psychiatrist …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / Overcoming Stigmas: Starting the Conversation about South Asian Mental Health

Overcoming Stigmas: Starting the Conversation about South Asian Mental Health

Dr. Sonia Parikh initiates the conversation about the mental health issues rampant in the South Asian community and the stigma attached to them. Stress and addiction are common complaints among South Asians in the U.S. But people are reluctant to seek medical support because of the tags like ‘crazy’, ‘mad’, or ‘weak.’ They don’t want …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / Is marijuana use increasing the burden of mental illness?

Is marijuana use increasing the burden of mental illness?

The New York Times and other opinion polls have boldly suggested that the federal government should legalize marijuana use in the country. There is a strong trend toward euphemizing a substance that has a long-term negative impact on society as a whole. Does that mean that an adult’s susceptibility to psychiatric disease and addiction will …Read More.