I provide psychological treatments for mental and emotional problems such as depression and anxiety, and for medical conditions such as chronic pain. I do not prescribe medications.
Antidepressant medications, and other medications aimedat mental and emotional conditions, can be prescribed by a primary-care physician or nurse practitioner. In more complicated cases a psychiatrist is the physician most specialized in medications for mental and emotional problems.
At the same time, medications are not free of side effects (there is no medicine for any condition that only has the effect we want; there are always other effects, called side effects; sometimes these can be problematic), nor do medications always completely resolve problems with anxiety or depression.
The incorporation of psychotherapy or other psychological treatments may yield a better outcome than with medication alone. The addition of psychotherapy may also help prevent future episodes of illness.
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