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Dr. Tariq Halim

Psychiatry
Lakewood Ranch
15 years experience male

Locations

Core Revitalizing Center

Lakewood Ranch

Address

7357 International Place, Suite 107, Lakewood Ranch, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

I became a psychiatrist in order to help patients at a personal level not possible in any other field of medicine. My intention is to provide the highest quality patient care no matter the individual's ability to pay.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Licenses

United States: Florida, Georgia

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
79 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Acute Psychosis: Please seek emergency medical attention if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others in context of hallucinations.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Indication?: All benzodiazepines are controlled substances and should be taken as prescribed or needed per direction of a physician. For anxiety disorders, the fda... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
SSRI Discontinuation: "ssri discontinuation syndrome" (or "withdrawal") may occur when someone stops citalopram or another ssri. The symptoms include: dizziness, light-hea... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Urgent Care or ER: When did the headaches start? Was is related to an injury? Are they the worst headaches in his/her life? This may be a simple sinusitis to a ruptu... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Not directly...: Fluoxetine does not directly help manage the symptoms of adhd. However, if one is depressed or overly anxious, the ssri may indirectly treat the under... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Contextual: It truly depends on the line of work. Some professions require one to disclose their mental health history for job safety concerns. If you are wanting... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Myriad of Reasons...: There could be numerous explanations for the numbness in your arms upon awakening. Zzzquil's active ingredient is Diphenhydramine (generic for benadry... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
YES: Yes, you can still complete a routine urine drug screen even if you are pregnant. It should not affect the results. Good luck!
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Category IV: Ambien, the brand name for zolpidem, is a category IV controlled substance per the controlled substances act determined by the dea and fda. That means... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Low Sex Drive: Sex drive in females may or may not be hormone related. There is a significant emotional component to sexual arousal, especially in women. In addition... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes on both...: There are otc drugs to help w/ depression (st. John's wart, sam-e, omega fatty acids), but none are fda approved for treatment of a mood disorder. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Squeeze Technique: 1.Begin sexual activity, including stimulation of the penis, until close to ejaculation. 2.Squeeze the end of your penis and maintain the squeeze for... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Emotional Cycling: The cycling of emotions is seen in everyone; even those not diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder. Eventually, a depressed or manic patient wi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Eat: Eat a balanced meal. Don't forget to eat proteins. Soak up the sun, too! (for vit d).
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Go to the ER: If the headache is the worst you've ever had and is not going away, please present to the er for a full evaluation. If all is normal, then seeing a ps... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Myriad of Reasons...: There could be quite a few reasons why you feel tired even after you wake up in the morning. I would start by seeing your primary care physician for a... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Muscle Wasting: When using meth for prolonged, continuous periods of time, it can cause muscle degradation. Once stored fat is used up, muscle mass is next to be brok... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
STAR*D Study: 1. Make sure you give citalopram an adequate trial at an appropriate dose. 2. Augmenting with Bupropion may help in certain individuals. It was benefi... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Anxiety Treatment: I am not sure why the Lamictal is being prescribed. BusPar does help with anxiety conditions, but it takes a few weeks to actually work. Viibryd (vila... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
At least 4-6 weeks: Give it time... Usually 4-6 weeks. The medication works by increasing the serotonin (neurotransmitter related to mood/anxiety) in your brain. This is ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
About down...: I am proud of you for quitting the use of opioids. You've already been through the worst and the physical withdrawal symptoms should subside very... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Disability: Disability for a diagnosis of only adhd is difficult to substantiate as it does not "very seriously limit his or her activities" if properly treated b... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes.: SSRIs (like sertraline) are commonly used with a benzodiazepine (like diazepam) initially because it takes the SSRI a few weeks to actually start work... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Misnomer: Manic-Depression is the old term used for Bipolar Disorder. A "manic depression: is may be misconstrued for a mixed episode.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Specific Phobia: Yes, this can be a form of "specific phobia" - situational type. Although this may sound very uncomfortable, the usual treatment is exposure therapy. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Benzo and Boos: The half life, or time it takes for 1/2 of the drug to be cleaned up by your body (mainly your liver for diazepam), is long and quite variable. It is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Obvious Answer: 1. Don't use meth. 2. Don't use meth. 3. Don't use meth. 4. Don't use meth... 99. Stay hydrated with water. 100. Use biotene otc (increases saliva pro... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
PMDD: I would speak with your primary care provider who may defer to your ob/gyn or refer you to a psychiatrist. Remember, pmdd is not the same as pms. In a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Open Communication: As a parent or legal guardian, you have the legal right (and responsibility) to inquire about the child's well-being. Make sure you find a psychiatris... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Relax!: Performance anxiety affects everyone at some point in their lives. Relax! build a relationship with your partner. Discuss the deeds to be completed an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Emergency: What you are reporting requires an urgent visit to the local er to determine if it is a stroke or cerebrovascular accident (of which you are at a much... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
If: If one parent has bipolar i disorder, their offspring will have a 10% chance of inheriting it.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Proper Sleep Hygiene: Chronic fatigue can have a myriad of etiologies. I would first examine your sleeping habits. Eliminate naps, do not use your bedroom for anything but ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is usually started at 150 mg once in the morning for 3 days and then increased to twice a day (2nd dose before 2pm to avoid ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Speed: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants (class ii controlled drugs) are occasionally used in the treatment of depres... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
SSRI Side Effects: First and foremost, call the physicians's office that prescribed the medication. If it is the initial few days after starting, and the side effects ar... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Underlying Condition: Ninahg, the first step is to make sure your hypothyroidism is treated accordingly with hormone replacement therapy. If the low sex drive persists, spe... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
SSRI Side Effect: Ssris, including zoloft or sertraline, can cause sexual side effects, such as increased latency to orgasm. There are medications that may help counter... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Burning Bush: No, sertraline does not cause "vagina burning." i would also recommend you be tested for sexually transmitted diseases to rule out other causes.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
OCD: Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessio... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Make: Make sure you keep a set schedule and have a good night's rest!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Go to the ER : If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or are unable to care for yourself, please present to the nearest emergency room for assistance.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Make: Make sure your child eats three well-balanced meals a day with scheduled snacks.
A female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Multiple Reasons: Have your husband see a medical provider to determine if the condition is medically-related: low testosterone, decreased blood flow, neuropathy, etc. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
No relation : No. Being gullible is a character trait that can be changed. It has no correlation to bipolar disorder.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Lithium Level: Lithium is a mood stabilizer and usually needs to be at therapeutic levels to help regulate the manic/depressive episodes. The blood sample should be... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Possibly...: I would recommend cutting down back to 1/2 for a night --> 1/4 for a night --> stop. In actuality, you can discontinue it immediately since you ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Vyvanse, or lisdexamfetamine, is a category ii controlled substance used to treat symptoms of adhd by acting as a central nervous system long-acting s... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Sleep Study: I think this is a common misconception that many patients have regarding sleep studies. Yes, they are often ordered to rule out a breathing-related sl... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Already?! Relax!: Premature ejaculation occurs when a man has an orgasm sooner during intercourse (may occur before actual penetration) than he or his partner desires. ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Halim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Halim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jul 27, 2014
Thanks for the awesome consult!
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I see but that is part of what i am trying to figure out. Is what NOW at a month from being 45 is what do I actually have? I thought that i had everything in the world that I wanted in life. A step ch...Read More
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I actually just got this the time was 8:40p.m. I printed out copies of the form. I was actually down when i first opened this and at that moment my friend from Maine called and we chatted for about 20...Read More
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Friday was a VERY VERY hard day and night for me everything reminded me about Jess and Sam and what I don't have now. my mind would not stop thinking. I will look for events. thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Gold Humanism Award
USF Department of Psychiatry Outstanding Teaching Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, Tallahassee Region, FL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Red Crescent Clinic of Tampa Bay
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