WHAT IS A PSYCHIATRIST?
A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health and emotional problems. It is also common for a psychiatrist to handle substance abuse such as drinking and drug addictions. Common mental illnesses include anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar and phobias.
WHAT TREATMENTS DO PSYCHIATRISTS USE?
Psychiatrists use a wide variety of treatments, including forms of counseling, medications and hospitalization. The physician will always meet you individually and with family by request.
WHAT IS A SLEEP SPECIALIST?
A medical specialty where the physician focuses on sleep, sleep disorders and sleep related conditions. Proper sleep plays an important role in good health. Trouble sleeping can reduce the overall quality of life and lead to mental/behavioral problems.
Dr. Shroff specializes in the overlap between psychiatric illness and sleep disorders. Numerous studies have shown that psychiatric illness, like clinical depression and ADHD are worsened by sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia. Dr. Shroff's unique expertise and experience helps patients regain control of their lives that otherwise might remain elusive.
The initial session would be a time for the physician to gather current and past medical history including medication usage. The physician will offer a treatment plan based on the information gather. This initial session typically lasts between 30-60 min.
New Patient appointments are to welcome and evaluate a new person to the practice. During this session all pertinent information is gathered to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual.
Follow- up sessions are to gather continued information on how the patient is progressing through the treatment plan. These sessions typically last from 15-30 minutes in length.