LIFE AS A WORKING PROFESSIONAL
Do you feel trapped with:
Deadlines and time pressures
Low control and autonomy
No work-life balance
Do you struggle internally with burnout, depression, anxiety or other distress? Do these symptoms get in the way of your work, relationships and daily responsibilities?
A few facts:
76% of US employees experience burnout
32-44% are exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally
19-26% have low motivation and show poor effort at work
Depression is the #1 cause of disability
Depression affects 6.7% of the US population annually; only 62% receive treatment
Anxiety is the #1 mental disorder in the US
Anxiety affects 18% of the US population annually; only 37% receive treatment
50% of those who suffer from depression also struggle with anxiety
WHY SEE A PSYCHIATRIST?
My training offers in-depth understanding of the nuances when diagnosing, treating or prescribing medications for high achievers with intense workload and schedule. One major hesitation is medication may cause daytime sleepiness or brain fog that interfere with your work. I dabbled in the corporate world before my medical training - I understand.
Every patient is different, and my recommendations are always made on a case-by-case analysis. If together we determine that medication is beneficial, I’ll walk you through different options, thoroughly explaining risks, benefits, alternatives and potential side effects, so you can be fully informed and content with your next steps.
A few examples:
Some antidepressants, like trazodone, can be sedating and help with sleep. However, in the case of trazodone, for instance, you may also watch out for morning grogginess.
Some bipolar medications (carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine) and supplements for depression (St John’s Wort) increase an enzyme in your liver called CYP3A4, which ramps up the clearance of oral contraceptive pills (OCP), making your OCP less effective.
My Masters in Psychopharmacology and Applied Psychology add even more insights on all things medication and human behavior. Let me help you feel your best and find fulfillment.