Proper diagnosis and treatment of any co-occurring mental health disorder(s) is key when evaluating those suffering with addiction. In many cases, addiction is fueled by either an under treated or undiagnosed mental health problem such as Anxiety, Social Phobia, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, etc…When this is the case, failing to identify and/or treat the underlying problem can make it very difficult to stabilize the addiction and visa versa.
Many treatment programs pay little attention to the issue of diagnosing and treating co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Dr Bienenfeld evaluates every client, and when appropriate, manages their psychiatric care with both therapy and psychopharmacology. In addition, when appropriate, we provide cutting edge modalities.