Connecticut Anxiety and Depression Treatment Center
Round Hill Square1031 Farmington AvenueFarmington, CT 06032
Welcome to the CADTC Website. We are a multidisciplinary, private group practice located in Farmington, CT providing counseling and
psychopharmacology treatment. Our staff include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, advanced practice nurses
and licensed counselors.
Dr. Liebowitz's new book, Psychiatry in Techno Colors: A Psychiatrist's Memoir of Lessons Learned About Diagnosis and Treatment of
Anxiety and Depression is now available to purchase at Amazon.com. Also available on Kindle and Nook.
The CADTC Method
Treatment of mental health problems has advanced dramatically over the past quarter century. No one treatment
is “the best” for everyone. The brain is the most complex organ in the body and problems can occur in an infinite number of ways.
In addition, individuals learn to adapt to these problems with very different coping skills that may mask or confuse the underlying
clinical picture. Assessment and treatment must reflect this complex array of possibilities. This includes evaluation and treatment
of any biologic, medical or neurochemical problems as well as psychotherapy to address teaching new, more appropriate coping skills
as the underlying condition remits.
CADTC takes a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing the expertise of psychiatric physicians,
advanced practice nurses and highly experienced clinicians in psychiatric social work and psychology. They practice in a collaborative
team approach, sharing expertise, clinical insights and treatment goals. Practicing in the same location, sharing a common medical
record and awareness of each specialty's expertise, clinicians can adjust treatment goals to the needs of individual patients rapidly.
in pharmacology have out paced diagnosis, leading to the need to make a more comprehensive assessment of a patient’s profile of symptoms,
family history and response to prior treatment to identify the best medications. Specificity of newer medications, while causing fewer
side effects, often leaves incomplete remission of symptoms. Thoughtfully chosen combinations of medications at low dosages may lead
to more complete remission of symptoms while having a lower burden of side effects than a high dose of a single medication. Medications
are chosen to target specific chemicals in the brain in the right ratio to give a personalized profile for each patient. Much like
an artist mixing pigments to achieve just the right shade of purple, the psychopharmacologist mixes medications to achieve the right
balance of neurochemical effect.
Psychotherapy is similarly personalized to the patient's needs. Early stages may be focused
on support to improve coping with intense symptoms. Cognitive-behavioral methods of relaxation, goal setting and thought reframing
are aimed at further symptom reduction. As symptoms lessen, more exploratory therapy may address changes in interpersonal relationships,
impact of past traumas and life transition issues. Family and marital counseling may occur at any phase to lessen the negative impact
of the condition on the family and help foster a supportive and collaborative home environment.