The brain does not simply take the raw data that it receives through the senses and reproduce it faithfully. Instead, each sensory system first analyzes and deconstructs, then restructures the raw, incoming information according to its own built-in connections and rules- shades of Immanuel Kant!”
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind (2006)
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.

Dr. Eric Kandel, psychoanalyst, professor of Physiology and Cell Biophysics, and Nobel Prize winner, has helped the world understand that the mind and the brain are one, and as such, can exhibit illness. Neurologists and psychiatrists work together to address the various illnesses affecting the brain. Neurologists treat problems involved with motor, sensory, speech, and balance. Cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease or delirium are often addressed by both types of doctors.

As a Psychiatrist, Dr. Rashti treats illnesses in the brain involved with mood, anxiety, attention, and psychosis. Examples include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, OCD, and generalized anxiety disorder. Substance abuse and personality disorders are conditions often coexisting with these illnesses, and all these conditions need to be addressed when treating the whole person.

Unlike the neurologist, she does not treat the causes of dementia, but does treat many of its manifestations that can occur: agitation, depression, anxiety, and psychosis. She works closely with the neurologist and other members of the treatment team helping both patient and family.

Below, you will find brochures of many different psychiatric illnesses. This information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

ADHD (from NIMH)

Anxiety Disorders (from NIMH)

Bipolar Disorder (from NIMH)

Borderline Personality Disorder (from NIMH)

Depression (from NIMH)

Eating Disorders (from NIMH)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (from NIMH)

OCD (from NIMH)

Panic Disorder (from NIMH)

PTSD (from NIMH)

Schizophrenia (from NIMH)

Sleep and Health (from CDC)

Sleep Hygiene (from CDC)

Sleep and Sleep Disorders (from CDC)

Social Phobia (from NIMH)

Suicide Prevention (from CDC)

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