Dr. Chiu's practice uses the Biopsychosocial Model, which means the whole person is taken into context when formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan. Biological factors like physical illness, vitamin deficiencies, and hormone imbalances can create patterns which mimic psychiatric conditions. Don't be surprised when your weight and your blood pressure are taken! Psychological factors, a person's beliefs, thoughts, and feelings are also taken into account in a non-judgmental way. The social component includes support networks and also causes of stress such as job conditions and caregiving responsibilities.
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