We strive to limit the use of addictive medications such as benzodiazepines. These are controlled substances that should be used infrequently and for a limited period of time due to potential risks. Therefore please note that we do not:
- Prescribe high doses or high amounts of benzodiazepines (including Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium, etc).
- Prescribe Xanax (Alprazolam) except under extremely rare circumstances and in very small quantities
If you are currently taking this medication, we will work with you to explore alternative treatment options to manage the symptoms that often lead to the use of these medications. These include nonaddictive medications, lifestyle changes, therapy, coping skills and relaxation techniques.
- If you have been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD in the past and received treatment with stimulant medications (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, etc) which are controlled substances, we have to ensure that the diagnosis is correct. Therefore in addition to requiring your previous medical records which should include proof of diagnosis, testing if any and past treatments, we also perform our own evaluation and in some cases may require additional assessment such as neuropsychological testing.
- For patients without prior ADHD diagnosis, we conduct a psychiatric evaluation and in some cases may require additional assessment such as a neuropsychological testing, this is usually performed by a Psychologist and a written report is provided upon completion.