Anxiety Management

In my practice I use a combination of therapies to assist my patients, including: endo-cannabinoid system balancing; anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications; nutritional medicine and functional medicine; IV nutritional therapy; and counselling. I find mental health one of the most rewarding aspects of general practice. It is truly life changing for patients and their families, when they are able to recover from their symptoms.

As a family doctor, for many years I have been the first person with whom my patients have shared their psychological difficulties, relationship distress, anxiety, and depression. It takes a lot of thought, planning, courage, and motivation to overcome the inertia required to seek help. Often patients have suffered for years before they have the insight to understand that the dysfunction in their relationships; their declining work performance; their deteriorating physical and sexual health, is related to an anxiety disorder.

Part of my approach to supporting patients recover from anxiety involves optimising their physical health, sexual health, and managing disordered sleep. A large part of my practice involves helping high performance professionals, executives, athletes, and doctors; who as a cohort delay seeking help and often self-manage. I have an interest in trauma and its neurobiological and behavioural effects. I also manage mental illness in survivors of childhood trauma and those struggling with relationship difficulties.

We know that patients do better when their treatment is individualised, and it is important to me that my patients feel engaged and involved in developing a holistic, individualised treatment plan that they feel comfortable implementing.

In my practice I use a combination of therapies to assist my patients, including: endo-cannabinoid system balancing; anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications; nutritional medicine and functional medicine; IV nutritional therapy; and counselling. I find mental health one of the most rewarding aspects of general practice. It is truly life changing for patients and their families, when they are able to recover from their symptoms.

There is no doubt that mental health is the foundation for physical health, family health, and community health. One in seven Australians is currently experiencing an anxiety condition. My hope is to give my patients the necessary tools to improve their mental health and healing; to provide them with access to a wide range of treatment options; in the hope that we can find the one that best suits each individual and leads to recovery.

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