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We are dedicated to our profession and to our clients’ mental health.
We are a collection of independent mental health care providers practicing in the same office in Poway, California. Dr. Hall and Dr. Takamura provide medication management and psycho-pharmacology with a wide range of specializations.
To our patients: Our office is closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. At this time, we are remaining open to provide necessary treatment to our patients. In-person appointments are available – call the office for details and requirements. If you have an in-person appointment and have recently been exposed to COVID-19, or are ill with a fever and cough, please call and we will or convert to a telemedicine appointment. The health and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Please be diligent in following CDC guidelines for prevention: CDC’s Share Facts about COVID-19
The doctors are currently doing most visits through telemedicine.
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Please note that “Psychiatric and Behavioral Healthcare” is a description of the services that are provided. Our providers are independent practitioners and are not part of a group practice.
Depression is a serious medical illness affecting more than 14 million American adults every year. Often a debilitating disorder, depression results in a persistent state of sadness or loss of interest or pleasure which interferes with an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, and physical health.
Anxiety on its own is a common feeling of uneasiness, distress, or fear. We all experience anxiety at some point in our lives. If these feelings escalate to interfere with daily life, than, this may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. The term ‘anxiety disorder’ covers several specific disorders, each with their own signs and symptoms, though all are characterized by extreme fear.
Insomnia is often defined as the inability to fall asleep, or difficulty staying asleep. Insomnia can be a symptom of another disorder (secondary insomnia), a disorder of its own (primary insomnia), or be seen independent of another presented disorder (co-morbid). There are over 80 defined sleep disorders and insomnia is one of the most common. One in ten adults suffer from chronic insomnia, though children and adolescents can suffer from sleeping problems as well.
Posttraumatic stress disorder is the onset of a specific set of symptoms in response to an extreme traumatic event in one’s life. It is gender-independent, affecting both men and women of all ages. The causes of post traumatic stress disorder, as well as the events leading to it, are just as varied. PTSD in children and adults can result from trauma during childhood, such as children in abusive homes.