How Can Vanguard Psychiatry Help?
Consider Claire’s story.
Claire recently started a job working from home as a computer programmer. Claire is 28 years old, single, and lives alone with her cat. When Claire came in to Vanguard Psychiatry she described her symptoms, including: excessive worry, headaches, and daily alcohol intake of 3-4 drinks of hard liquor to “calm” her nerves. Claire said she has smoked cigarettes for about 10 years, but she knows this is not healthy and would like help quitting. Claire also explained that she doesn’t go outside much and has her groceries dropped off at her house, due to worrying about something terrible happening if she were to go to the store in person. Claire’s additional fears included getting sick, having an accident, and being judged by people who might see her as unattractive. During the interview Claire told Dr. Defilippo that she would like to start seeing her old friends again, but she is worried that something terrible will happen if she goes out of her house.