Psychiatry can help with a wide range of problems, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, confusion and others. I have been working with people for many years to help them understand and resolve these kinds of problems. And as medical faculty I taught medical students and psychiatry residents how to help.
The starting point is a good evaluation, which should result in a shared understanding of what are the difficulties and what kinds of treatment are likely to be effective. I often combine types of psychotherapy to fit the needs of specific patients. I am also knowledgeable about the use of psychiatric medications such as antidepressant, mood stabilizers, antianxiety agents and others. I believe in working collaboratively with patients, in paying attention to both medical, psychological, family and social issues, and in listening closely to what are the most pressing concerns of my patients and what kinds of treatment my patients prefer.
If you like reading to gather information, the following sections will tell you more about how I work with people: