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  • Specializing in the full range of adult problems:
    - Attention, Depression, & Bipolar Disorders. 
    - Schizophrenia skillfully managed.
    - OCD, Anxiety, Phobias, & Personality Disorders.
    - Neuropsychiatric problems evaluated & treated.
    - Hospital discharge follow up & after care.
    - Consultation & Second Opinions.
  • Complete, thorough medical psychiatric evaluations.
  • Solid diagnoses, criteria based.
  • Individualized treatment plans, evidence based.
  • (Much greater detail in FAQ)

 

  1. Initial Evaluation - Major Elements
  2. Medication
  3. Therapy
  4. Comprehensive
  5. Alternative Medicine?
  6. No Treatment = Best Treatment?


1.  Initial
Evaluation - Major Elements

  • Why you came to see me.
  • Deeper inquiry (see FAQ).
  • Mental status examination.
  • Other tests, if needed (lab, etc.).
  • Treatment options.
  • Implementation.
  • About 1.0 - 1.5 hours.

 

2.  Medication

  • Many symptoms most efficiently treated with medication.
  • Very subtle neurochemical changes cause symptoms.
  • Medication to balance, complement neurochemistry, symptoms resolve.
  • Selection, prescription, unique, tailored to you.

 

3.  Therapy

  • Make sense of troubling aspects of life.
  • Improve understanding.
  • Control of certain behavior patterns.
  • Individualized therapy.
  • (aka psychotherapy, talk-therapy)
  • Psychoanalysis, 4 or 5 sessions per week for years.

 

4.  Comprehensive

  • Always patient-centered.
  • Unique and creative, designed for you.
  • May be combination of medication, psychotherapy.
  • Needs will change over course of treatment.
  • Medications may help resolve symptoms.
  • Therapy to understand, change reaction to stresses.

 

5.  Alternative Medicine?

  • I am happy to discuss your ideas.

 

6.  No Treatment = Best Treatment?

  • Initial visit makes obvious: no treatment needed.