As part of the discussion of treatment options we will have with patients, medications may be recommended. Medications can be helpful in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, and related disorders. Medications can help balance the brain’s chemistry and circuits that underlie emotions, thoughts, and behavior. 

As all medications have potential side-effects, we engage patients in an active discussion of the benefits versus side effects of treatment options and encourage the patient to take an active role in deciding which medication makes the most sense for him or her.