Compassionate Psychiatric Treatment
Henderson and Las Vegas psychiatrist and psychopharmocologist Dr. Michael Madow offers a compassionate, professional approach to patients in need of mental health evaluations and treatments.
Dr. Madow’s specialized expertise focuses on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Madow also treats the following conditions for patients who live in Henderson and Las Vegas or in surrounding communities:
- Adjustment reaction
- Adult attention-deficit disorder
- Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Panic disorder
- Perimenopausal issues
- Phobias including social phobia
- Post-partum depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTDS)
- Premenstrual dysphoria disorder
- Women's issues
In most cases, Dr. Madow treats patients with medications. In some instances, he combines psychotherapy with medication. If you live in the greater Las Vegas area and feel as though you’re suffering from a mood or anxiety disorder, then Henderson and Las Vegas psychiatrist Dr. Madow may be able to help.
At his Henderson and Las Vegas office, psychiatrist Dr. Madow performs a complete evaluation, which consists of a verbal interview with the patient about the chief complaint, medical history, family history, psychosocial history, and so forth, and then he completes a mental status examination. At the conclusion of the evaluation, Henderson and Las Vegas psychiatrist Dr. Madow can then decide how to best serve the mental health needs of the patient. How serious the patient is about doing the required work is a major factor in Dr. Madow’s decision about treatment. Willingness to receive treatment is paramount to therapeutic success.
Henderson and Las Vegas psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Dr. Madow may subscribe psychotropic medications to alleviate certain conditions. These medications often require four to six weeks to reach full efficacy. Dr. Madow requires all patients who are taking prescriptions to follow up with him on a regular basis at his Henderson and Las Vegas psychiatric office.
Psychiatric evaluations include a complete psychiatric history, which consists of the chief complaint; history of the present illness; past psychiatric history, including medications, therapy, and hospitalizations; drug and alcohol history; education; occupational, marital, work, family, religious, legal, and childhood history. In addition, activities of daily living are reviewed.
A complete medical history is taken, which includes surgeries, medical problems, allergies to medications, specific male or female problems depending on the patient’s gender, and any current medications the patient may be taking and from what source.
An extensive mental status examination follows, which includes an evaluation of the patient’s attire, grooming, orientation, attitude, eye contact, level of alertness, and level of anxiety. Concentration, memory, and judgment are evaluated. Mood and affect are evaluated, especially for suicidal, homicidal, and violent tendencies, as are neurovegetative signs of depression.
Speech and content of thought are evaluated, following which a determination is made with regard to whether the patient is delusional, hallucinating, or has obsessions, compulsions, or phobias. Insight and ability to abstract are also evaluated.
Henderson psychiatrist Dr. Michael Madow provides comprehensive psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological services for patients in Henderson, Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Boulder City.
Dr. Madow’s website is intended for informational and educational purposes only. For a diagnosis, please call our Henderson or Las Vegas office to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Madow. A diagnosis can only be made under the care of a licensed professional.