Psychiatric Services in Sarasota Florida
Psychopharmacology / Medication ManagementPsychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders. Psychopharmacologists need to understand all the clinically relevant principles of pharmacokinetics (what the body does to medication) and pharmacodynamics (what the medications do to the body). This includes an understanding of:
- How available the medication is to the body
- How long the medication stays in the body
- Drug interactions
Since the use of these medications is to treat mental disorders, an extensive understanding of basic neuroscience, basic psychopharmacology, clinical medicine, the differential diagnosis of mental disorders, and treatment options is required. Psychopharmacologists also must be skilled in building and utilizing a therapeutic alliance with the patient.
TMS Therapy / Transcranial Magnetic StimulationTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS Therapy) is a ground-breaking highly effective and FDA approved treatment for major depression. Dr. Cohen is a specialist in this treatment and has worked with it for over 10 years. View our information and videos about transcranial magnetic stimulation, click here.
Dr. Cohen also treats a broad range of psychiatric symptoms and disorders including:
- Panic attacks
- Adjustment reactions
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Eating disorders
Dr. Cohen’s Treatment Philosophy
I have always approached patient care with the idea of recognizing the complex biological, psychological and situational impact of each person’s presentation. Psychiatric symptoms are the most complicated of any medical specialty, because they potentially impact who you are and how you feel about yourself.
My goal with patients is to help you understand your psychiatric symptoms and conflicts, and to work collaboratively with you to improve your overall health and well-being. In over a decade of private clinical practice, I have worked with patients in both acute crisis situations as well as with more chronic, debilitating symptoms or difficulties. For some patients, seeking out care can be upsetting or difficult. My goal is to establish a safe and nurturing environment so we can do the work together, establish clear goals for your treatment plan and take proper care of your needs.
As a psychopharmacologist I will take a detailed history of your symptoms and select the most evidence-based, effective medication(s) to achieve symptom remission.
Additionally, in our work together, I also strive to assist you with gaining more personal insight, provide support for your discomfort and help you develop new strategies for coping with your challenges. I will gladly work with your other treating medical doctors or therapists to provide the most thorough treatment possible.
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