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Eating Disorders – Bulimia

I am a psychiatrist in Austin, Texas specializing in the treatment of adults, including adults with eating disorders such as bulimia.   The only medication which is FDA approved for the treatment of bulimia is Prozac.  In clinical trials, Prozac was found to reduce the frequency of binge-eating and purging episodes in patients with bulimia; these [...]

Depression

I am a psychiatrist in Austin, Texas specializing in the treatment of adults, including adults with depression.  Sometimes people with depression are reluctant to take an antidepressant.  Common concerns include being worried that the antidepressant will have intolerable side effects.  It is certainly true that antidepressants, like all medications, have many potential side effects.  However, [...]

Anxiety/Panic Disorder

I am a psychiatrist in Austin, Texas specializing in the treatment of adults, including adults with Panic Disorder.  One of the most helpful classes of medications for anxiety is the SSRI medications (Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft).  Once a patient has been on a therapeutic dose of an SSRI medication for a month, many will [...]

Adult ADD/ADHD

I am a psychiatrist in Austin, Texas specializing in the treatment of adults, including adults with ADD/ADHD.  One common question that many of my patients have is whether they should switch to Vyvanse for treatment of their ADD/ADHD.  Vyvanse is closely related to the medications Adderall and Adderall XR.  Adderall and Adderall XR are a [...]