It is common for people to experience periods of sadness, low mood and irritability. However, this differs in severity, duration, and presentation from clinical disorders of mood. Mood Disorders can result in significant impairment in daily functioning, interpersonal issues, inability to sustain employment, mood swings, and decreased quality of life. Some common mood Disorders include Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Pervasive Depressive Disorder. The presentation of these disorders is variable and it is important to seek medical advice to clarify diagnoses and plan appropriate treatment.
Anxiety Disorders can present as social phobias, obsessive and compulsive behaviors and thoughts, specific phobias, attacks of panic, and a general and pervasive feeling of uneasiness, fear, and impending doom. Although almost everyone will experience anxiety throughout their lives, An Anxiety Disorder can result in an inability to function in the world, impaired relationships, work and school issues, avoidance behaviors, physiological symptoms including rapid heart rate and breathing issues, and medical conditions such as stomachaches and headaches. Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral therapy and medication management can provide relief of symptoms for individuals with anxiety and can greatly improve their quality of life.
Who Are We
Welcome to Richard A Waldman MD, private Psychiatric practitioner centrally located in Atlanta, Georgia.Richard A Waldman MD offers psychopharmacological management and psychotherapy for adults with a range of mental health disorders. Dr.Waldman specializes in Adult General Psychiatry and Addictionology. Dr. Richard A. Waldman graduated from the University of South Florida Medical School in 1998. He completed his residency at Emory University Department of Psychiatry in 2002. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr, Waldman provides mental health diagnostic medication management, and psychotherapeutic services to residents of the Greater Atlanta area and surrounding environs.Read More
What We Do
Please explore our website and review the various treatment modalities offered by Dr. Richard A. Waldman, M.D. The section on psychiatric disorders may also give you insight into a disorder you may be struggling with at this time. It is important to note that if you feel that you have symptoms of one or more disorders listed, you may want to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options.Read More