V. Depala MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist - Promote Excellence in Psychiatric Care
 
QUALITY OF SERVICE 
 
Dr. Depala is qualified to integrate knowledge about human behavior and development from biological, psychological, familial, social, and cultural perspectives with scientific, humanistic, and collaborative approaches to diagnosis, treatment and the promotion of mental health.
Dr. Depala performs an extensive evaluation upon first meeting with a patient. He spends considerable amount of time answering questions about the diagnosis, explaining how he arrived at his conclusions, what the patient’s prognosis is, and what treatment options exist.  He discusses the different options available with patients including the pros and cons of each option. Follow up appointments, though not  as long as the initial evaluation, are conducted carefully and thoroughly as well. 
 
SERVICES RENDERED
 
          Dr. Depala provides psychiatric services including assessment,
consultation, education and treatment for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric age groups. Dr. Depala provides extensive evaluations for a wide range of emotional problems and  psychiatric conditions. He takes a thorough history, may order lab tests and reviews previous testing and evaluations before arriving at a diagnosis. 
Dr. Depala provides treatment for a variety of psychiatric
conditions and his expertise includes:
 
Anxiety
 
Depression
 
Panic Disorder
 
Bipolar Disorder
 
Schizophrenia
 
Dementia
 
ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
 
Autism /Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Asperger's disorder
 
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
 
Parenting Problems
 
School Refusal
 
Eating Disorders
 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
 
Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 
Alcohol & Drug Dependence
 
Chemical Dependency with dual diagnosis
 
Marital & Relationship conflict
 
MEDICATION
 
Dr. Depala is a medical doctor and can prescribe his patients medications when needed.  Medications are not always appropriate for a patient. Dr. Depala is very conservative about using medications and takes care to treat with medication only where it will be both beneficial and safe. 
 
PATIENT EDUCATION
 
Dr. Depala educates each patient with explanation of the diagnosis and the various treatment options available. He explains through evaluation and therapy what patients need to know to understand about their illness and discusses various options to reach their goals. He takes into account the various biological, psychological and social factors that impact the patient's life.  
         
SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY
 
Supportive Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy. Dr. Depala provides supportive therapy for individuals (both children and adults) couples, and families. He also coordinates patient care with other mental health professionals the patient is seeing if any.
 
 
 
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