Welcome. My name is Dr. Michael Madow, and this is the launch of my blog.
This blog will contain topics pertinent to various aspects of the practice of adult outpatient psychiatry. It will also address the nature of the many types of mental and emotional illnesses for which people seek psychiatric help. Although not everything is currently understood about these illnesses, science and medicine now offer a tremendous array of therapeutic agents and strategies to achieve the reduction and in some cases elimination of troubling symptoms.
This blog is intended for informational purposes only. It is not designed to be a substitute for seeking assistance from a licensed mental-health professional. It will be interactive, but it will be closely monitored, and I will respond to appropriate comments and questions.
In upcoming posts I will address such issues as: the diagnosis and treatment of depression; anxiety disorders; stress; bipolar disorders; ADD; post-traumatic stress disorder; social phobia; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and many others. This site is intended to be user friendly. I look forward to answering questions as well as providing psychiatric care to people in the greater Las Vegas area, including Boulder City, Henderson, and Summerlin.