Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing "voices." Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.
Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments – including various forms of talk therapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments, depending on the needs of each patient.
Antidepressant detox, also known as antidepressant discontinuation or tapering, is the process of gradually reducing the dosage of an antidepressant medication over time with the goal of safely coming off the medication. This process is typically guided by a doctor or mental health professional to minimize withdrawal symptoms and ensure a smooth transition.
Antidepressant detox is often recommended for people who have been taking antidepressants for an extended period and no longer require them, or for those who experience intolerable side effects from the medication. Sudden discontinuation of antidepressants can lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, such as dizziness, nausea, flu-like symptoms, and mood swings.
A gradual tapering schedule helps to alleviate these symptoms by giving the body time to adjust to decreasing levels of the medication. The tapering schedule is typically individualized based on the specific antidepressant, the dosage, and the patient's response to the reduction.
During antidepressant detox, it is crucial to maintain regular communication with your doctor or mental health professional. They will closely monitor your progress, provide support, and make adjustments to the tapering schedule as needed. Additionally, therapy and lifestyle changes can be beneficial during this process to promote overall mental well-being.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a medical treatment that may enhance the body’s natural healing processes. It is a simple, non-invasive, and painless treatment. The combination of increased atmospheric pressure and increased percentage of oxygen in a total body chamber may treat a wide variety of medical conditions. It is also commonly referred to as oxygen treatment, hyperbaric therapy, or hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
There may be many benefits of HBOT. Healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue and cells. Many illnesses and injuries fail to heal because of inadequate oxygen levels. Increased oxygen under pressure, or HBOT, provides this extra oxygen to tissue and cells with minimal side effects.
Contrary to the historical practice of hyperbaric oxygen therapy where treatment is delivered based on rote protocols and a “one size fits all” approach, Dr. McDonald practices follows the principles of personalized medicine. Personalized medicine recognizes that each person is distinctly different from every other person.
Mild Hyperbaric Chambers are a Class II Medical Device and is cleared by the FDA for Acute Mountain Sickness. We do not claim that the Hyperbaric Chambers are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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BioIV, also known as nutrient or infusion therapy, is used by most people because they are not getting the proper amount of nutrients through their diet alone. Nutrient infusion therapy is a safe and effective way to receive your vitamins, minerals and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream. Treatment sessions typically last 30-45 minutes and may cause you to feel refreshed and energized.
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Dr. McDonald is an osteopathic physician specializing in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. She is an expert clinical psychiatrist with a diverse training background. After graduating from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she received the program’s Outpatient Psychiatry Award in recognition of her outstanding patient care.
Dr. McDonald specializes in treating mood and depressive disorders, anxiety and trauma disorders, eating disorders, insomnia, other sleep-related disorders, and adult ADHD. She has broad experience and has worked in a variety of settings, including psychiatric ER, in-patient hospitals, detox/residential recovery units, partial hospitalization programs, out-patient clinics, and assisted living facilities. She has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy, and is skilled in delivering brief therapeutic interventions.
Dr. McDonald approaches each patient as an individual and works with the patient to develop a plan for treatment. She believes in educating and empowering patients to be active in maintaining their own health.
When Dr. McDonald is not in her clinic, she enjoys travel, running, tennis, reading, and spending time with her dogs.
Dr. McDonald is board certified and has been through one of the most rigorous training programs available.
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