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In order to limit the exposure and transmission of Covid-19, PTI will be exclusively doing tele-psychiatry (virtual) visits. You will still have your appointment, you will just have to do it with our Virtual Psych Network (VPN™). Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Reduce Screen Time At Night For Better Health

Jul 27, 2016

We’re living in a digital age where everything is connected, every-thing and every-one is always “on.”  There’s no rest until you go to bed, however, the “always-on” of your phone or laptop is keeping your brain flipped in the “always on” mode.  Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

Turn off the lights to go to bed and, while you’re laying there, you reflect back on the day You’re stressed...
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Children’s Mental Health Assessment

May 25, 2016

If you saw our previous post about Children’s Mental Health Overview, then you were most likely alarmed by the statistics about the state of mental health and children.  Given the lack of information, awareness, and the prevalence of stereotypes surrounding the topic, we’d like to continue to offer our platform to educate parents and their children, along with doctors, physicians, teachers, and other youth workers regarding...
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Children’s Mental Health Overview

May 18, 2016

What if it was as accepted and “normal” to have a mental illness as a physical illness?  Mental health has a bad rap.  It’s had a bad rap for a long time– ever since we started putting people away, locking people up in asylums, and sweeping things under the carpet.  Things have gotten better, and we still have a long ways to go.

Awareness Comes First

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Depression And Men

May 11, 2016

Chances are you know someone who is depressed.  Chances are also that you know someone who has it and isn’t talking about it and, chances are they’re not getting help.  With all the stereotypes and misinformation that surrounds mental illness, depression, and caricatures of people seeing Mickey Mouse and all the Looney Toons in “crazy house,” it’s no wonder that so many people don’t get the help they...
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Mental Health and Children

Jun 03, 2015

Here at the PTI, if there’s anything that we want the good people of Baton Rouge and Covington to know is that we’re here and we care.  We want to serve the people of our communities with the most up to date research and methods so that we can best care for those suffering from mental health issues, whether they are short or long term.  Something that we think...
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Video Games and Links to Mental Health

Feb 25, 2015

Recently, a young man in his mid-20’s took a few visits to the hospital, including an overnight stay in the ICU.  He had terrible stomach pains, was experiencing dizziness, and had a form of sleep apnea, which basically meant that his body would intermittently stop breathing in the middle of the night while he was sleeping.  Eventually, the problems were linked to panic attacks and anxiety.  All of...
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