Here at Hagan Health, we are committed to providing excellent mental healthcare. We have a specialized team of clinicians who will communicate together to bring about a better and deeper understanding of the patient.
Generally speaking, and before we talk about you, just let me say that I am here to help. It can be intimidating to think about meeting a psychiatrist for the first time, and I understand that. In fact, I know that some people might find me intimidating, particularly after reading my bio, but I really want to be seen as that kind and gracious doctor who wants to help you. My style as a psychiatrist is to inform you and to discuss options while respecting your right to make the decisions that are best for you. I don’t do anything in the way of treatment without your full agreement, and I don’t tell you what to do. Sometimes I will tell a patient that “you are the captain of your ship and I am just the ship’s doctor”. Now I would invite you to read on, looking for how might be able to work together.
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Another specialty we have at Hagan Health is in the area of treatment-resistant depression. We use a combination of medication management and psychotherapy to treat depression, and our NeuroStar TMS device (transcranial magnetic stimulation) gives us the ability to treat difficult depression with a technology that actually works better than medication. We are really excited to have this option to help people when medication is either not working or when the side effects are moderate to severe. TMS is therefore an area where my background in both neurosurgery and psychiatry come together to help people, and I enjoy being able to do that.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages. OCD is characterized by obsessions, or intrusive thoughts, that lead to compulsions, or repetitive behaviors. People with OCD often feel that they must perform certain rituals or tasks in order to prevent something bad from happening. OCD can be very debilitating, making it difficult for people to function in their everyday lives.
There is no one cause of OCD, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment for OCD typically includes cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication. With proper treatment, people with OCD can live normal, productive lives.
Anxious depression is a type of depression that is characterized by feeling anxious or nervous all the time. People with this type of depression often have a hard time relaxing and may be constantly on edge. They may also have trouble sleeping and may feel like they are never really rested. Anxious depression can be a very debilitating condition, making it hard for people to function in their everyday lives. If you are suffering from anxious depression, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional. With treatment, you can learn to manage your anxiety and live a more fulfilling life.
Over the years, what I seem to do the best and enjoy the most is helping people to strive for their full potential. In the treatment of ADHD, there is an upside to ADHD that people do not normally hear about in the medical treatment of ADHD. At Hagan Health, we believe it is much more important to understand ADHD than it is to medicate it, such that medication is a useful tool in the toolbox should you choose to use it. But understanding ADHD means having an awareness of the weaknesses in order to compensate for them, while using the strengths of the ADHD brain as one’s ticket to success. People with milder degrees of ADHD are creative, intuitive, intelligent people with great potential. At Hagan Health we have developed a program of managing ADHD with medication, coaching, and sometimes psychotherapy, always with a positive and encouraging approach.