In this post, I'd like to share more about myself and my motivations for creating this blog.
I am a Yale-trained Adult Psychiatrist. I completed medical school in 2002. Since then, I have treated well over a thousand patients who have sought care for a broad range of mental health conditions - such as a mood disorder (depression or bipolar disorder), an anxiety disorder (generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder), a psychotic disorder (schizophrenia), an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia), insomnia, a personality disorder (borderline personality disorder), ADD/ADHD, troubles related to alcohol or drug use, or some other malady.
Some people experience mental health problems triggered by temporary or long-term physical conditions like pregnancy, illness, or chronic pain.
I work with each of these patients to restore their level of functioning. We work together with the goal of shifting mental illness from a defining characteristic of their lives to a mere footnote.
Other people with whom I work do not contend with major mental illness. Short and sweet professional advice can help to resolve difficulties coping with day-to-day life stressors or challenging circumstances in romantic, social, or work relationships.
I have experience related to the delivery of mental health care in outpatient settings (large multidisciplinary managed care clinics, academia, and individual/solo private practice), crisis clinics and emergency rooms, and, inpatient settings.
My passions include helping people who are experiencing emotional difficulties, writing, and advice columns. I aim to combine my education and passions to help people face their life challenges. I hope that you will find this blog to be both informative and enjoyable to read.
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