Meet Dr. Rishi Kakar

Dr. Rishi Kakar is Segal Institute’s Principal Investigator and Associate Medical Director, he’s also the Principal Investigator at Atlantic Shores Hospital and the West Broward Outpatient Clinic, and maintains an active private practice with Compass Health Systems. He conducts clinical trials for phase I-IV studies in indications including ADHD in children, adolescents and adults, depression, …

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Empathizing with Opioid Dependency

The misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers in the U.S. has dramatically increased over the past decade. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that the number of Americans misusing prescription opioid pain relievers has more than doubled in the past decade. This alarming …

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Improving Your Bipolar Disorder

With its constant swinging moods, shifting energy levels, sleep difficulties and intrusive anxiety, bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming to say the least. Managing your bipolar disorder can feel the same way. However, you can feel better and get better by taking small, feasible steps every day. Here are some effective ways to manage your bipolar …

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How Opioids Develop Addiction

The opioid epidemic is severely affecting the nation. Many people nationwide are overdosing or developing an addiction to these prescription opioid medications. Addiction cannot be spotted as easily as we would like to think. Anyone can be addicted to opioids and people can attain them through different methods such as doctor prescription or buying them …

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A Guide on How to Better Manage and Control Bipolar Disorder Episodes

Bipolar disorder is a condition that does not only affect your mental health, but also your interpersonal relationships with friends and loved ones. Generally, this condition may cause several different changes in your lifestyle and behavior. It can be responsible for possible fights, irritations and other problems. Manic episodes and depression are two of the …

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Painkiller Addicts Getting Fix from Doctors

Americans who are addicted to prescription painkillers tend to get them for free from friends and family. However, new study shows that people who use these opiates are also likely to gravitate towards doctors or dealers for their fixes. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, U.S. government researchers found that …

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Community-Based Care for Schizophrenia in Low Income Communities

A first of its kind, randomized trial used to test community-based care for schizophrenia patients in low-income communities found that treatment in the community led by community health workers is more effective than standard facility-based care. It was shown to reduce disability and psychotic symptoms and ensured that patients continued with antipsychotic medications. Lead researcher, …

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