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Belen Davila

Psychiatry & Neurology | Psychiatry

Dr. Belen Davila is a psychiatrist practicing in Brawley, California. Dr. Davila is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Davila diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Davila may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Davila treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
Belen Davila
  • Brawley, California
  • Accepting new patients

Can a family practitioner recommend antidepressant medications?

Of course. It sounds like your family doctor has been thorough and focusing on both, your emotional and physical health, which is great. Unipolar depression and anxiety are usually READ MORE
Of course. It sounds like your family doctor has been thorough and focusing on both, your emotional and physical health, which is great. Unipolar depression and anxiety are usually handled by most family practitioners, especially since there aren’t enough psychiatrist. I recommend to seek further assessment by paychiatrist if there has been a sub-optimal response in the context of compliance with medication as there may be a misdiagnosis. Besides, having a second opinion is something I always encourage. Hope this was helpful.

Blurred vision with Celexa. Is this normal?

Although it’s not a common side effect, there is a serious side effect called angle closure glaucoma that may occur with certain medications, including Celexa. This a medical emergency. READ MORE
Although it’s not a common side effect, there is a serious side effect called angle closure glaucoma that may occur with certain medications, including Celexa. This a medical emergency. May be associated with pain, blurry vision, or seeing halos. If this is a new onset and there are no other identifiable triggers, I recommend discontinuing Celexa and following up with a psychiatrist and an ophthalmologist. If pain and vision problems persist or worsen, go to the nearest hospital.

Is there a cure for schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that requires psychotropic and psychosocial treatment, along with other wrap around services to prevent lapses, hospitalization and long READ MORE
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that requires psychotropic and psychosocial treatment, along with other wrap around services to prevent lapses, hospitalization and long term disability and thus live a more productive life. Hope this was helpful.

Drinking himself into unconsciousness

The best way you can help him is by taking care of yourself by setting and maintaining firm boundaries so that there isn’t resentment and enabling behavior. We only have control READ MORE
The best way you can help him is by taking care of yourself by setting and maintaining firm boundaries so that there isn’t resentment and enabling behavior. We only have control of our own behaviors and decisions. The road to abstinence sometimes has ‘relapses.’ What’s important here is how quickly one is able to identify this, be honest with themselves, ask for help, and return to counseling and meetings for support.
Hope this was helpful.

How can I get rid of my depression and anxiety?

There are many things that can help alleviate and/or prevent depression (and anxiety). Among these include moderate to vigorous exercise 75-150 minutes per week, dietary modifications, READ MORE
There are many things that can help alleviate and/or prevent depression (and anxiety). Among these include moderate to vigorous exercise 75-150 minutes per week, dietary modifications, and following good sleep hygiene. Other things include meditation, praying, reaching out to loved ones, therapy, keeping a journal, etc., which should be tailored individually. It’s all about good self care!