Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

With a primary focus on Psychiatry and expertise in Sleep Medicine, we can restore the essential natural balance between day time and night time function. We believe in a patient-centered, empowering approach to achieve the best outcomes, with as little medication as possible. We'll work together and focus on all aspects of life to attain results that last.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks

  • Insomnia

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • ADHD - Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Complex treatment resistant conditions (depression / bipolar disorder) 

Balance. In all of our work, we aim for the most accurate and minimalist diagnosis, and apply the same accuracy and efficiency in all of our treatment. Nature and biology are beautiful and complex, and our goal is to be as minimally disruptive as possible.

 

 

DEPRESSION

In daily experience, we can all be unsettled by life events. Depression is when it gets hard to see the way out, or when it becomes hard to do basic life tasks.  

The good news is there's hope.

Expertise in psychopharmacology allows for careful and conservative medication approaches - focusing on specific symptoms and medication effects to achieve optimal outcomes. Beyond medication, we focus on optimizing sleep and daytime function. Therapy and non-medical approaches are introduced as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Lastly, we give you the tools to take control of your life again.

Depression can certainly be situational - in response to life changes and stressors (such as bereavement), but may also have a genetic basis and a course of its own. Most broadly, a depressive episode is a period of at least 2 weeks, during which someone may report a low mood, or loss of interest in activity or lack of pleasure. Often these feelings may be significant enough to be noticed by others, or result in a significant change in function. Commonly, mood is depressed or irritable, energy level is low, sleep may be increased or decreased, and concentration can become difficult. In some cases, appetite may change, thinking and speed of movement may be slower and suicidal thoughts may occur. 

 

ANXIETY
 

Anxiety is often the exact opposite of mindfulness or presence in the moment. People who suffer from anxiety are often caught up in regrets around the past, or worries of the future - often absent mentally from daily life, friends, and family.

  • 1-3 people will experience an anxiety disorder in their lives (28% of adults, to be exact)

  • 11-18% of adults have a clinical level of anxiety, right now

  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, but only 1/3 of those suffering receive treatment

 
 

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MENLO PARK  PSYCHIATRY & SLEEP MEDICINE  650-326-5888

CONDITIONS TREATED: anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant depression.

REGIONS COVERED:  We serve clients of the Bay Area, including the communities of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Atherton, Sunnyvale, and San Jose