Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Do I have the right diagnosis?
Some patients do not achieve significant benefit from proven treatments, despite good adherence with a proper dose and treatment duration. This may sometimes stem from a diagnosis that either is unrecognized, or one that evolves from a diagnosis given earlier in treatment. These are common scenarios that can impede good outcomes.
Our program takes this issue seriously, and therefore we use a validated, scientifically-proven structured diagnostic procedure in order to discern the proper diagnosis. Dr. Minzenberg is highly-trained in the use of these types of diagnostic instruments, which are included in the numerous clinical research articles he published in the scientific literature. We will share with you the results of this diagnostic procedure as a condition for proceeding with the most suitable treatment.
Clinical Conditions That We Treat
Depression is very common and can take many forms. It is essential to have a thorough evaluation in order to reach an accurate diagnosis, as this will determine how to choose the best treatment of the many that are available. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a special form of depression where individuals do not experience adequate relief with conventional treatments. We can offer these individuals considerable expertise in the use of TMS, esketamine, and medication combinations to achieve better outcomes.
Many individuals who experience depression also experience clinical states referred to as mania or hypomania. These persons should be carefully distinguished from those who experience depression alone (unipolar depression) because the treatments and other considerations may be very different. We offer a thorough evaluation to establish an accurate diagnosis so that the right treatment can proceed.
Anxiety is quite common, and like depression, there are diverse treatments available. We treat individuals with anxiety syndromes such as post-traumatic stress, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Conditions such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and related conditions require long-term, ongoing care. Medications are a mainstay for these conditions, though psychosocial interventions can offer additional benefit. We have recognized expertise in the use of antipsychotic medications to relieve the more serious symptoms and support well-being.
Get In Touch
New Patients & Non-Urgent Calls from Established Patients: 510-990-5070
Urgent Calls from Established Patients: (925) 268-8211
895 Moraga Road, Suite 15 Lafayette, CA 94549
Monday 3:30-6:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00-6:30 PM
Wednesday 3:30-6:30 PM
Thursday 1:30-6:30 PM
Friday 1:30-6:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM