ADVANCED MEDICATIONS & NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO MEDICATIONS ARE USED TO TREAT THE FOLLOWING:
- Addictions – Alcohol, Drugs
- Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders, Panic, Phobias, Stress, Anger
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Burnout; PTSD; Sleep Problems
- Cognitive and Memory Enhancement
Advanced, state of the art Medication Management Integrated with Complementary Targeted Nutritional Therapies.
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 – Nutriceutical 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.
When detoxification of toxins and concentrated nutritional therapy and stress reduction are insufficient, specific medications for a period of time may be necessary. Correctly prescribed psychiatric medication may be both faster and more effective in alleviating significant emotional distress.
Individuals vary considerably in their sensitivity and response to medication. Dr. Brauer, a psychopharmacologist with 35 years of experience, is very cautious and conservative in initiating and dosing prescribed medication. Potential side effects are minimized and potential benefits enhanced.
Combined Medication and Nutriceutical Programs
For maximum effectiveness, Dr. Brauer often combines Nutriceutical 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.
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.
“Quit Now Forever” Smoking Cessation
Smoking cessation programs are medically supervised and include hypnosis, biofeedback, behavior modification, thought control training, and optional acupuncture. Chantix, a new highly effective medication is available. Also, Zyban, a new ultra-potent nasal spray and other medications may be prescribed.
Unlike most other programs, we carefully monitor physical changes during the program. New, simple-to-use technology allows us to instantly measure smoking-related poisons in your body so that we can monitor your progress in reducing or quitting smoking. Lung function testing is periodically performed to determine improvements in the health of your lungs.