David Salvage, M.D., FAPM
Forensic and Addiction Psychiatrist located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY & Financial District, New York, NY
While the thought of a magic pill that can somehow “cure” you is enticing, managing mental disorders through psychopharmacological treatments is never an exact science. It requires vigilant oversight and management to ensure that the right medications, or combinations of medications, bring about relief from your symptoms. Through years of experience and training, David Salvage, MD, FAPM, has helped his patients in Brooklyn (Park Slope) and the Financial District, New York, overcome life-altering mental disorders using both a psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approach. To learn more about the medications that are available to you, call or request a consultation using the online form.
Medication Management Q & A
What is medication management?
The human body is an incredibly complex machine, and nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to mental disorders that involve your brain. Delicate neural connections govern your behavior, mood, and thoughts, and your brain is constantly creating new connections. When a mental disorder disrupts this “wiring,” you often need outside intervention in the form of pharmaceuticals.
Over the past several decades, incredible advances have been made in the field of psychopharmacology with the introduction of:
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Mood stabilizers
- Stimulant medications
- Antipsychotic medications
Still, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for most mental disorders, which often require psychotherapeutic and behavioral therapies to make the pharmaceutical treatment effective.
As a psychotherapist who specializes in psychopharmacology, Dr. Salvage understands this better than most, which is why he carefully manages any medications he prescribes to be sure you’re receiving the benefits you need.
Along the way, he makes tweaks in dosages, or changes course entirely if you don’t respond to the treatment.
What can medications treat?
Dr. Salvage has had great success in treating many different disorders with medication, including:
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Mood disorders
Dr. Salvage treats each case individually, and custom tailors a treatment plan that fits your needs, medical history, and goals.
How do I know which treatment is right for me?
It’s hard to overstate the complexity of the human brain, which means that finding the right treatment for your disorder requires the careful and experienced guidance of Dr. Salvage. Many of the medications take several weeks to have any effect, so patience is key.
Dr. Salvage works with you throughout, ensuring that your needs are met. Before he prescribes any medication, he sits down with you to truly understand your problem and your goals. After a thorough review of your symptoms, as well as a full medical history, he lets his extensive experience and your goals be his guides as he recommends an appropriate treatment plan.
While you wait to see whether the medication is effective, Dr. Salvage continues his work with you to make sure you’re getting the help you need.
To get the best in medication management, call David Salvage, MD, FAPM, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
Dr. Salvage does not take insurance but can supply documentation for you to send to your insurance if you have out of network benefits.