Mental illness, whether it is depression, anxiety, bipolar or a psychotic disorder, can be very painful. These are real illnesses causing real pain to people all over the world each and every day. Yet mental illness remains tremendously under diagnosed and under treated. Many people go months or years without proper diagnosis or treatment. So much of the pain and suffering from mental illness is unnecessary. As an experienced, Harvard trained Psychiatrist, I know that there are many very effective treatment options available today.
If you think that you or a family member may be suffering from a mental illness, please call or email me. I see patients from the Boston area, throughout the USA, Canada and from around the world.
Lots of Treatment Options
Over the past decades, psychiatry has advanced significantly as a medical discipline as a result of significant research. Today we have many new diagnostic tools and treatment methods. Many new medicines have been introduced. We have more data on how to use these medicines and which patients benefit the most from different types of medicines. Psychiatry has also developed new types of psychotherapy for several mental illnesses.
Dr. Brendel is kind, smart and understanding. He is very knowledgeable about all of the medicines and treatment options. He has been a big help to me. -- J.B. patient of Dr. Brendel
There are so many new options available to patients that it can be difficult for patients to know which one, or which combinations, to choose. I believe it is important for patients to find a psychiatrist who has significant experience with the broad variety of treatment options available today. Psychiatrists, trained as medical doctors with a specialty in mental health issues, have the knowledge and training required for diagnosing mental illness, recommending treatment options (including medications) and coordinating a team of professionals to assist in diagnosis and treatment.
There are thousands of psychiatrists, psychologists and others who are devoting their professional lives to treating patients and to easing the pain that mental illness can cause. If you think that you or a loved one may be suffering from mental illness, please contact a professional. Helpful treatments are available. I am a psychiatrist in Massachusetts but also see patients from around the world. I look forward to helping patients.
For additional information about specific mental illnesses, please see the following pages on my website:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Psychotic Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Medical-Psychiatric Disorder
- Substance Abuse
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Another dimension of my professional practice is executive coaching, which helps high-level professionals and business leaders to manage stress, avoid burnout, and develop leadership skills which can help them advance their careers. Visit the Leading Minds Executive Coaching website for more information.