Media Appearances

Nevada Mental Health's psychiatry team is often tapped to share their knowledge and expertise in the news and other media. Check out some of their appearances below and be sure to visit our blog to view video interviews and more.

Is Increase In Violence Among Las Vegas Teens Linked To Social Media Use?

May 30, 2023

Dr. Sid Khurana has observed an increase in various forms of violence among teenagers, which he attributes to a significant deficit in interpersonal skills. He points out that social media platforms may contribute to this surge in violence, as many teenagers view acts of violence as an opportunity to gain attention and go viral. Dr. Khurana emphasizes the need for parents to be actively involved in their children's lives, have open conversations with them, and stay informed about what is happening in their social circles.

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Is It Safe To Mix Wellbutrin And Caffeine?

May 23, 2023

In another interview from The Check Up Blog,  Dr. Sid Khurana advises against mixing Wellbutrin (bupropion) and caffeine. He warns that high doses of caffeine can increase the level of Wellbutrin in the body, leading to toxicity and seizures. The combination of caffeine and Wellbutrin can worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression, such as over-alertness, jitteriness, and trouble sleeping. Additionally, Wellbutrin itself can cause insomnia as a side effect, so combining it with caffeine can further disrupt sleep.

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Families On Edge After School Security Monitor Was Shot Monday, Social Media Threats

May 9, 2023

Dr. Sid Khurana, a psychiatrist specializing in children and families, addressed the concerns of parents and children following a recent school shooting and social media threats. He acknowledged that the prevalence of school shootings has created a climate of heightened vigilance, where every incident raises concerns. Dr. Khurana emphasized the importance of open communication between parents and children about these events

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How Long Do Antidepressants Take To Work? 

May 2, 2023

In this post from The Check Up Blog,  Dr. Sid Khurana advises that most conventional antidepressants take several weeks to work, with it taking four to eight weeks to feel the full benefits. He recommends to start with a lower dose and increase gradually based on symptom severity and antidepressant choice. It's important to incorporate other self-care strategies such as exercise, meditation, and attending therapy sessions or support group meetings while waiting for the medication to work. 

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Las Vegas Man Attacks Woman, Toddler With Axe

April 4, 2023

Dr. Sid Khurana provided insight into the potential factors that could have contributed to the violent attack by Christopher Vera on his neighbor and her toddler. Dr. Khurana explained that individuals with mental illness, like Vera, may experience psychotic states where they perceive threats or plots against them, leading to paranoid thoughts. He emphasized the importance of Vera receiving appropriate help and support for his mental health condition.

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It's Time to Spring Clean Our Relationships

April 3, 2023

In an article about "spring cleaning" for relationships, Dr. Timothy Jeider, offers insights on evaluating and categorizing relationships. He suggests that some relationships might need to be "tossed" if they no longer serve a purpose or have a negative impact on one's life. For relationships that are meaningful but difficult to manage, Jeider recommends "storing" them by setting new boundaries or taking a step back for evaluation. Lastly, he emphasizes the importance of recognizing and nurturing relationships that enrich one's life. The article highlights that maintaining healthy relationships can significantly improve mental health and well-being.

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Control Issues: Causes, Signs and Treatments

March 13, 2023

In this story from Forbes Health,  Dr. Khurana provided valuable insights into controlling behavior and its impact on mental health. He explained that controlling individuals often display rigidity, a belief that their way is superior, a need for praise, criticism of others' ideas, and difficulty respecting boundaries. Dr. Khurana highlighted that control issues can manifest in various settings, such as relationships, friendships, and the workplace, causing emotional exhaustion and mental harm.

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Adderall shortage continues to impact valley families

January 7, 2023

Dr. Khurana spoke with Las Vegas 8 News Now on the topic of the adderall shortage that is affecting families across the Las Vegas Valley. He shares insights on the cause of the shortage and notes that lower income families are suffering the most.

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Approval-Seeking Behavior: Signs, Causes, and How to Heal

October 27, 2022

Dr. Jeider was interviewed in this Psych Central article about why people seek approval from others and how it can be linked to low self-esteem and negative experiences.

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