Saint Paul Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.
Kids and teens are complex and often shut their parents out.
They are fascinating beings whose lives can be severely disrupted by mental illness.
Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.
Some psychiatric practitioners in Saint Paul specialize in age groups (so check for Saint Paul child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Saint Paul).
My experience with thousands of patients has been that therapy has much more long term benefit than medications and that with good therapy most people can gradually taper off medications eventually.
I have a sliding fee scale and accept most major insurance.""I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and therapist with 40 years experience.
I am experienced in prescribing psychiatric medications but believe there is substantial evidence that the risks of most psychiatric medications are greater than the benefits.
Abruptly stopping medication can cause serious withdrawal symptoms which reinforces the belief that people need to remain on medication indefinitely.
I enjoy working with all addictions and provide relapse prevention education.
I treat all traditional psychiatric disorders in addition to working with patients that are dealing with loss, difficult life transitions, chronic illnesses and relationship issues.""As an MD I am able to prescribe medication.
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