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Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

Numerous conditions are treated at PsychNS. The following list is not complete but a reference to the more common conditions.

  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • PTSD
Conditions Not Treated

Eating Disorders are not treated at PsychNS, but referred to more specialized clinics. Co-existing disorders like depression, anxiety, etc can be treated at PsychNS.

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (with the exception of ADD/ADHD)
  • Forensic / court ordered evaluations
  • Custody evaluations
  • Disability evaluations
  • Work related evaluations
  • Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective
Treatment Methods

At PsychNS, the goal is to form an individualized plan founded in trust which encourages patient autonomy in selecting the best evidenced based treatment option.

Is therapy offered at PsychNS?

Yes, typically as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy. However, an individualized plan is formed, which may include a referral to another clinician if necessary.

I already have a therapist, is that okay?

Yes.

Is medical marijuana prescribed here?

No.

Are benzodiazepines prescribed here?

No, with some caveats. Only under exceptional circumstances are benzodiazepines (alprazolam, lorazepam, clonazepam, temazepam, triazolam) prescribed at PscyhNS for psychiatric conditions. However, tapering prescriptions maybe considered as a treatment option for newly establishing patients who are already taking this class of medication for psychiatric indications.

Are long acting injectable antipsychotic class medicines prescribed here?

No, injection medicines are not offered here.

Are letters for Emotional Support Animals (ESA) written here?

No.

Can you schedule my child who is 17 and a half?

No. Only patients 18 years old or older will be scheduled.

What insurance do you accept?

Please click on a ‘Request Consultation’ button and you will be directed to a site that has the most updated list of insurance that’s in network.

Psychiatry

MEDICAL SPECIALTY

Psychiatry is a four year medical specialty where physicians with a MD or DO train in the diagnosis of emotional disturbance, mental illness, and abnormal behavior. The specialty also focuses on a diversity of treatments to offer improved function and well being.

Professional Certifications
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AMERICAN BOARD OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES

There are many agencies and types of board certifcations a Physician can achieve; however, the highest standard is felt to be under the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). With PsychNS you will find certifications in Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.

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