Treatment Options

The guides below provide a brief summary of all treatments that work – including medication, therapy, lifestyle changes and natural approaches – so you can think about your options before your visit.

We selected only treatments with at least one scientific study showing that it works better than a placebo (= sugar pill).  The treatments vary in how effective they are and the side effects they carry.

Complete Treatment Options


Bipolar Depression


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Sleep Problems


You can explore particular treatments in more detail at:

Counseling & Therapy


Recovery Guide


Natural Therapies

—Updated 6/5/14 by Chris Aiken, MD