Dr. Wittlin has a holistic approach to treating patients. He understands symptoms as a product of biological, social, psychological and potentially spiritual discord in a patient’s life. As such he utilizes medications along with individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy.
This is the single most important question in psychiatry because depression is the most common psychological cause for compromised functioning and emotional anguish. The answer I present is based upon my treatment of more than 2000 depressed patients in my private practice over the past 15 years.
Despite the many sites ranking psychiatrists in order of a relatively few patient surveys, can such rankings be a good predictor of who may be your best psychiatrist? Are highly satisfied or unsatisfied patients most likely to give rankings of
The most confounding aspect of suicide is its taboo nature. It is a subject not to be mentioned, and surely not to be openly discussed. Therefore, the key to successful intervention is open and full-disclosure. Suicidal feelings or attempts must
Of course it is impossible to predict the treatment course of any particular patient. Nevertheless, I will offer some time frames based on my experience. I begin with psychopharmacological treatment of a patient with the typical symptoms of mood disorder: anxiety,
How is depression best treated? This is the single most important question in psychiatry because depression is the most common psychological cause for compromised functioning and emotional anguish. The answer I present is based upon my treatment of more than
How often do we experience taking daily psychiatric meds as a chore, as a burden that serves to remind us how sick we truly are? Our pills can be the most powerful symbol of our illness. Under these circumstances we
Most of my patients through a combination of medication and psychotherapy achieve remarkable benefits, however when the patient starts to feel significantly better, they often unconsciously revert to self-sabotaging behaviors, like “forgetting” their medication schedule. People have an attachment to
In all my years of psychiatric practice I have never seen such a deteriorated state of being in my patients. What meaning can we find in life when we live in a world dominated by fear, anxiety and human misery?
It’s time for Spring cleaning. We bring order to our homes, clean out all the nooks and crannies and rid our space of dust bunnies. For a moment, our main space may be filled with clutter and chaos as we
Every psychotherapist or psychiatrist practices differently. The basis of my practice is to look at the foundation of the patient who is before me. Without healthy human development at every stage, the progression of development is impaired. Discovering the root
The vast majority of us feel ourselves holding on by a thread to a reality that was supposed to be fulfilling and happy but instead feels hellish under the pressure to maintain basic survival. Our psyche has little choice but