Treatment begins with the development of an accurate diagnosis based on the findings of a thorough psycho-social evaluation. The focus of treatment is to reduce symptoms, alleviate the presenting problem and improve the overall quality of life for the patient.
A treatment plan is developed between the patient and treatment providers. This may include prescribing the best medication for the presenting problem and/or working on the issues outlined in the treatment plan in therapy. Studies have shown that the best outcomes are reached through a combination of medication and therapy when indicated. Individual, marital, family, group and play therapy are various modalities used in treatment.
Many of the patients that are seen at our office are in need of treatment for Dual Diagnosis. This is where a patient has an addiction problem and at the same time psychiatric disorder. These cases can be quite complex as treatment must focus on both the addiction and psychiatric issues throughout the course of treatment.
Available Treatments for Mental Illness:
- Major Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Obesity / Bulimia / Anorexia / Body Image Issues
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Marital / Relationship Problems
- School / Workplace Problems
- Food Issues
- Family Problems
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