In a majority of cases anxiety recovery is successful without the use of psychotropic medication, and, Dr Dufford has helped thousands of clients who were taking prescription drugs recover to the point of no longer needing medication support. However, in many cases medication is beneficial and in some cases it can be essential to facilitate recovery from anxiety or depression.
Although Dr. Dufford does not prescribe medication he can help evaluate the need for medication to assist in anxiety treatment and can provide referrals to qualified psychiatrists for medication evaluation, prescription and management. If you are already taking prescription drugs, Dr. Dufford will support your compliance with that regimen and will collaborate with the prescribing physician when appropriate. Clients typically see both a Psychologist for therapy and a Psychiatrist or other M.D. for medication.