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Dr. Danya Lewis

Psychiatrist

Dr. Danya Lewis is a top Psychiatrist in Findlay, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Danya Lewis is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Danya Lewis is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Danya Lewis is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Findlay, Ohio, Dr. Danya Lewis is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Danya Lewis
  • Findlay, Ohio
  • Albany Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Am I depressed?

YES. Clearly, you already know you are deeply depressed and you should be seen immediately given your suicidal thinking and severe impairment. Go to an ER now where they will check READ MORE
YES. Clearly, you already know you are deeply depressed and you should be seen immediately given your suicidal thinking and severe impairment. Go to an ER now where they will check out possible medical causes and get a psychiatrist to evaluate you right away. There is no reason for you to suffer this way. Please get family or a friend to take you or call 911.

What are the warning signs to identify mental illness?

Any distress that persists or is overwhelming, interfering with emotional state, social, occupational or academic function may benefit getting a check up, even if it's just with READ MORE
Any distress that persists or is overwhelming, interfering with emotional state, social, occupational or academic function may benefit getting a check up, even if it's just with an attuned general practitioner. It doesn't mean medication is required, maybe not even therapy. There are a variety of approaches, exercise, sleep, diet, social activities, thyroid/medical considerations, and maybe nothing at all is required. Sometimes a sentinel event may suggest preventative care. My husband died and I put my 9yo in therapy even though she was coping amazingly well. It got in the way and she stopped going for 18 months, but we moved and I noticed some little things and got a good referral. She sees her therapist periodically as she wishes and it's not generally about her dad. Just a teen who doesn't always want to talk to mom. No harm done and hopefully she'll be in charge of where her life goes by understanding where her emotions come from and being able to direct her thoughts and behaviors in a constructive way.
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Can schizophrenia be treated?

I’m afraid there are no guarantees in life. Treatments have advanced over the years with improved outcomes and broadly speaking are more tolerable. Most likely Schizophrenia READ MORE
I’m afraid there are no guarantees in life. Treatments have advanced over the years with improved outcomes and broadly speaking are more tolerable. Most likely Schizophrenia is clinical result of multiple different causes. This is why treatments have variable effectiveness. The important thing to do is find a good psychiatrist and start the process of looking for the best medication for you. There is no way to control Schizophrenia without medication. Studies show the sooner treatment starts the better the outcome and the lower the amount of medication required. Noncompliance with medication worsens the outcome. You should also optimize treatment by living a clean lifestyle to protect your brain: no illicit drugs and caution with prescription drugs, low stress environment, exercise really makes everything in our body work better, good sleep, healthy nutrition, no alcohol or MARIJUANA-it worsens psychosis, appropriate animals/pets can be very helpful reducing stress. Be clear: none of these things substitutes for medication and no alternative herbs will either, they can do a great deal of harm. Discuss any such “supplements “ with your doctor. Talk Therapy can help too.
Let me reassure you, many of my patients have good outcomes but this is a lifelong illness. The key is to develop a good working relationship with your doctor and communicate clearly. Journaling symptoms and side effects can help direct your treatment and community mental health support groups are really wonderful resources. I wish you the best.
NIH, National Institute of Health and American Psychiatric Association are some good resources.

Does my son need to go through some kind of counselling during my divorce proceedings?

Yes you should take him to a counselor. But do a little research to find one who is experienced working with kids his age and divorce situations and people who think they work READ MORE
Yes you should take him to a counselor. But do a little research to find one who is experienced working with kids his age and divorce situations and people who think they work well with kids. My husband died and I’ve taken my very resilient daughter to counseling to PREVENT serious psychological problems developing and everyone thinks she’s amazing. It can help you both negotiate very stressful circumstances and teach healthy communication and coping skills. Promote a healthy relationship with his father and avoid getting your son involved in your conflict with his father, regardless of how his father behaves (within reason and safety). Make VERY clear that the divorce is NOT his fault but the difficulty of adults getting along. Definitely get a good counselor and frequently they may engage the parents too. Good Luck

Can a psychiatrist help with my memory loss?

Yes, a psychiatrist can evaluate your mother for possible reasons causing memory loss. You may also start with your Primary Practitioner. You can also be referred to a memory clinic, READ MORE
Yes, a psychiatrist can evaluate your mother for possible reasons causing memory loss. You may also start with your Primary Practitioner. You can also be referred to a memory clinic, if appropriate - often run by a psychiatric specialist or see a Geriatric Psychiatrist.

There are a multitude of possibilities including psychiatric, such as Depression or Dementia, which can be reversible early on if caused by nutritional deficiencies such as B12. There are many neurological and medical causes which any of the named practitioners can screen for: thyroid, cancer, insomnia, strokes, medications especially etc. I would start with my PCP, get some blood work and/or medical evaluations and mental health screening, then get appropriate referrals.

Is negative thinking a disease?

Given that you are noticing a change, this could be a symptom of depression, which doesn't require a trigger. However there could be other explanations. I would suggest you speak READ MORE
Given that you are noticing a change, this could be a symptom of depression, which doesn't require a trigger.
However there could be other explanations. I would suggest you speak to your regular doctor who can do some screening and refer you to appropriate professionals (psychologist, psychiatrist or others) indicated.
Your doctor should also check for obvious medical causes such as thyroid disease, nutrition or even cancers according to your demographics or risk factors. Regardless of the etiology, there is a lot of wonderful positive mindedness research to show its benefits in all aspects of health, mental & physical, and in coping with daily life stressors. You can work on this on your own, not to discourage psychotherapy. NY Times magazine had a special edition on mental wellness this summer and a lovely review of resilience and how anybody can learn positive mindedness, regardless of personality or traumas. You could easily google up a plethora of articles on this. Nevertheless, you should still go and discuss this with your primary doctor.
I wish you well,
Dr Lewis, MD Psychiatrist