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COLUMBIA CENTER FOR PSYCHIATRY

DAVID J. FISCHER, M.D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

PHONE: 202-363-4333
PHONE: 202-686-0114
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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

Psychopharmacology is the use of drugs to modify behavior, restore normal mood and alleviate distressing psychological and behavioral symptoms in people with chemical imbalances. The psychopharmacological (medication) management of patients who require medication is a crucial aspect of the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Fischer is a board certified psychiatrist who performs psychiatric evaluation and is a leading psychopharmacologist. He is skilled and knowledgeable in applying the most recent advances in psychopharmacology and medication management to problems caused or complicated by chemical imbalances.

Dr. Fischer is an experienced expert in diagnosing and treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and (ADHD), Mood Disorders including Bipolar I and II Disorders, Clinical Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Panic Attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The main categories of psychiatric medications include:

ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Used to treat disparate disorders such as clinical depression, dysthymia, anxiety, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder.

STIMULANTS

Used to treat disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.

Pyschopharmacology - antidepressants, stimulants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizer, anxiolytics, hypnotics, cognitive enhancersANTIPSYCHOTICS

Used to treat psychoses such as schizophrenia and mania.

MOOD STABILIZERS

Used to treat bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder.

ANXIOLYTICS

Used to treat anxiety disorders.

HYPNOTIC

Used to treat insomnia.

COGNITIVE ENHANCERS

Used to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

With the advancements in the psychopharmacology of psychiatric disorders, the outlook with treatment for problems primarily due to or complicated by chemical imbalances is quite optimistic and promising.

 

Pharmacological Treatment Process at the Columbia Center



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