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PROBLEMS TREATED

ADVANCED MEDICATIONS & NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO MEDICATIONS ARE USED TO TREAT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Addictions - Alcohol, Drugs, Opiates (Suboxone/Buprenorphine available)
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders, Panic, Phobias, Stress, Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Burnout; PTSD; Sleep Problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Cognitive and Memory Enhancement

Advanced, state of the art Medication Management Integrated with Complementary Targeted Nutritional Therapies.

Nutritional Therapy

Dr. Brauer uses state-of-the-art psychopharmacological methods for evaluating and treating emotional disorders.

Dr. Brauer is one of the pioneers in the emerging field of Integrative Psychopharmacologic Psychiatry (IPP). Integrative Psychopharmacologic Psychiatry is based upon the premise that when brain chemistry becomes disordered or imbalanced, improvement in dietary and lifestyle measures alone are insufficient to restore emotional health. If the chemical imbalances are too significant or longstanding, detoxification from pollutants, and specific nutrient factors in higher concentrations than found in food may be necessary for a few months or longer.

This concept of using concentrated doses of specific nutrient factors - Nutraceutical Therapy, was developed by double Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, who called it Orthomolecular Medicine. Integrative Psychopharmacologic Psychiatry applies discoveries in Orthomolecular Medicine, and evidence based Anti-Aging Medicine to restore brain health.

Targeted Medication Management—Psycho Pharmaco Genetics Testing

If you’re suffering from depression, the last thing anyone wants to go through is a lengthy trial and error process with multiple medications. The process can be frustrating and leave people feeling worse, not better.Genetic testing is a new tool that can help guide psychiatrists prescribe more scientifically than in the past. The test analyzes your DNA and can help the psychiatrist get a better understanding of which depression medications might be more likely to work and which may require dose adjustments, may be less likely to work, or may have an increased risk of side effects based on your genetic makeup.

By examining how your DNA responds to specific medications such as antidepressants, this simple, painless test is available to help dr. Brauer determine which medications may not work for you, so you can get back to feeling like yourself again.

Combined Medication and Nutriceutical Programs

For maximum effectiveness, Dr. Brauer often combines Nutraceutical Therapy and Psychiatric Medications. One of a small but growing group of Integrative Pharmacologic Psychiatrists, Dr. Brauer uses newly developed testing methods to diagnose brain chemistry and hormone imbalances. Saliva, urine, blood testing, Genetic Analysis, and Brain Scans can yield information for more accurate treatment than ever before.

Addictions:
Alcohol Abuse & Substance Abuse

Dr. Brauer is experienced in managing the emotional and physical problems associated with substance and alcohol abuse. Sometimes people seek help because uncomfortable or worrisome situations or symptoms develop. Or it may be that family, job, or the legal system is exerting pressure.

Several new medications for reducing urges to drink and decrease the alcohol “high” are frequently prescribed.

For opiate addictions, the new Suboxone-bupronex medication program is available.

Dr. Brauer is one of the few physicians in the Bay Area authorized to prescribe this effective, new treatment of opiate dependence problems.
Electro-sleep therapy is a new electronic method for increasing endorphins - the body's natural mood elevator and painkiller. Using almost undetectable electrical currents delivered through an external connection at the earlobes, electro-sleep therapy stimulates the brain to improve both physical and emotional symptoms. This therapy comfortably and safely helps to substitute for addictive substances.

ABOUT ADDICTIONS: Alcohol Abuse & Substance Abuse

As a former Director of Drug Abuse Services for Santa Clara County, and consultant for many years to San Mateo County Drug Programs, Dr. Brauer is quite experienced in managing the emotional and physical problems associated with substance and alcohol abuse.

For Alcohol: Sometimes people seek help because uncomfortable or worrisome situations or symptoms develop. Or it may be that family, job, or the legal system is exerting pressure. Several new medications for reducing urges to drink and decrease the alcohol “high” are frequently prescribed.

For Opiate Addictions: The new Suboxone-bupronex medication program is available. Dr. Brauer is one of only a few physicians in the Bay Area authorized to prescribe this new often surprisingly effective, & relatively safe treatment for opiate dependence problems.

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