St. Louis, (PressExposure) February 03, 2012 -- Spectrum Psychiatry, P.C. - Serving adults, adolescents and children in holistic psychiatric treatments - today announced the opening of its full service clinic at 745 Old Frontenac Square, Suite 201, in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Vivek Agnihotri, M.D. and Dr. Zinia Thomas, M.D. specialize in both individual and group treatments for issues relating to:
Drug dependence (opiates/narcotics, nicotine, alcohol and other illicit drug abuse);
Anxiety disorder treatment (Generalized Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder);
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD);
Autism spectrum disorders;
Cognitive limitations (from learning disorders to mental retardation);
Eating and sleep disorders;
Psychotic disorders; and more.
"Our practice offers individualized attention and care for our patients - whether that's through medication management, behavior and response monitoring, or the integration of certain personal or group psychotherapeutic treatments," said Dr. Vivek Agnihotri.
Spectrum Psychiatry, P.C., also provides emergency and weekend calls to pharmacies, timely report-writing and prompt coordination of treatments with patients' other health services providers. Certain medications and injections are also available on-site for convenience and privacy.
Currently, groups are forming for:
"Social Skills" (for those on the Autism Spectrum)
"Managing ADHD" (covering time management, organizational skills, social skills and low-frustration tolerance)
"In Control" (for those with anger management issues from life stress or psychiatric illness)
"Talk about Change" (relapse prevention and motivational enhancement for those with substance abuse issues)
About the Doctors:
Dr. Agnihotri is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his general psychiatry residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and served as the Chief Resident in his last year of residency. He continued his training by obtaining a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Yale University. At Yale, he trained under pioneers in the field of addiction research and medicine. Dr. Agnihotri was involved in the breakthrough treatment for opiate dependence with Suboxone©/ buprenorphine treatment by the design and introduction of Suboxone clinics at Yale University affiliated hospitals. Dr. Agnihotri has extensive experience in private practice, community mental health clinics, and government and private hospitals. Dr. Agnihotri maintains academic interests and enjoys teaching medical students and residents in the field. He has held faculty appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and currently holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Dr. Thomas is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and served as the Administrative Chief Resident in her third year of residency. She continued her training by obtaining a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Yale University Child Study Center. She trained under innovators in the field and has a special interest in ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Adolescent Substance Abuse. Dr. Thomas has experience in private practice, community child guidance clinics, long-term state residential facilities, hospital-affiliated Intensive Outpatient Programs/ Partial Hospitalization Programs and Tele-psychiatry. She believes in a developmental approach to childhood illnesses and will spend time gathering history and formulating an individualized treatment plan. She also believes that in addition to medications, the treatment of the child benefits from psychotherapy and would be able to incorporate brief psychotherapy into the treatment plan.
ABOUT SPECTRUM PSYCHIATRY:
SPECTRUM PSYCHIATRY is dedicated to offer the most advanced treatment for a variety of mental-health conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety for both adults and children. The office is located at 745 Old Frontenac Square, Suite 201, St. Louis, MO 63131. More information is available at: http://www.spectrumpsychiatry.com/.