Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Alex was quoted in Psychology Today

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Why We Need to Stop Demonizing Antidepressants
Suicide is a leading cause of death in U.S. One risk factor is stigma.

By Allison Abrams, LCSW-R , Jun 08, 2018

A  leading cause of death in the United States, suicide has become a significant public healthissue both here and worldwide. Mental illness is one of many risk factors in cases of suicide, the most common being depression. Unfortunately, only half of those living with depression and other mental illnesses actually receive treatment. The culprit most often is stigma. Whether individually, as in cases of internalized stigma, or on a societal level, evidenced by a health care policy that treats mental illness as inferior, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists stigma associated with mental illness and help-seeking as one of the primary risk factors for suicide.

Click HERE for the full article on Psychology Today.


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