Ira Steinman, MD
Street:
339 Spruce Street
City:
San Francisco
State:
California
ZIP:
94118
Country:
United States
Phone:
415-221-1377
Accepts Insurance:
No
In Practice Since:
1971
Type of support offered:
prescribing/tapering, psychodynamic psychotherapy
Setting:
private

A psychodynamic psychotherapy often helps people to understand the meaning to them of hallucinations, delusions and bizarre thoughts and actions. In such a process, it is often possible to titrate down and–sometimes–stop antipsychotic medications, as the meaning of previously frightening phenomena becomes clear and the patient calms through understanding and the working through of psychological material. Such a process is described in greater detail at www.treatingtheuntreatable.com

Antidepressants:
Yes
Antipsychotics:
Yes
Benzodiazepines:
Yes
Mood Stabilizers:
Yes
Opiates:
No