Psychiatric illnesses have significant ramifications on the quality of an individual’s life. They are much more common than most of us realize.
The worst thing for an individual is to not understand why their mood is depressed all the time, why their moods seem out of control, why their impulses are out of control. Part of my job is to help them understand and put into context what’s going on with them, and then help treat them.
At the core, psychiatric illnesses, addictions, they are all brain diseases. And in my practice that is my main focus. How can I address and how can I treat that problem? And like any good physician, it’s not just about the medicine, it’s also about helping people change their lives, understand their illness, and learn how to live with their illness in the context of their life — to improve the quality of their life.