Some people are afraid of the terms ‘mental illness,’ and there is sadly a stigma attached to the term. However, mental illness is highly widespread. It is believed that roughly a fifth of the population suffers from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other mental issues. A psychiatric evaluation at MindSet can assist in detecting the problem, its cause, and care alternatives. Expect the highest level of care under San Diego psychiatrist Dr. Lisa Duhaylongsod. To explore psychiatry and assess how it could help improve your mental health, call the office or book an appointment online.
What You Should Know About Dr. Duhaylongsod
Lisa Duhaylongsod, MD, is a skilled psychiatrist and a new member of the MindSet staff. She graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Lisa finished her residency in psychiatry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and then went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry as Chief Resident.
Dr. Duhaylongsod has a particular interest in the brain as an intricate processing unit of the body. This involves how it plays a vital role in interpreting the information of the mind (your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, imagination, and memories) into complicated designs of nerve cell firing and chemical release, which has led her down the path of psychiatry. Her undergraduate study at UCLA’s Neurobiology Department was focused on the area of the brain that governs breathing.
Fascination with the brain’s inner workings prompted Dr. Duhaylongsod to join UCLA’s Laboratory of Neuroimaging. There, she worked on the research of Alzheimer’s illness and early-onset schizophrenia in kids. Though she enjoyed studying the brain, she found interacting with patients and their families to be more rewarding, culminating in her decision to become a physician.
Dr. Duhaylongsod’s training and exposure at USC+LAC was both wide and comprehensive, as she worked and studied with professionals in the field of psychiatry. Thus, she improved her care approach and acquired patient skills in various psychiatric diagnoses, including:
- Depressive and anxiety disorders.
- Bipolar disorder.
- Pervasive developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Duhaylongsod’s expertise includes working at the emergency department, inpatient psychiatry, outpatient clinics, and consult-liaison psychiatry. She employs a holistic approach to care, which implies that medications, if necessary, are just one aspect of a broader treatment regimen that also includes counseling and healthy lifestyle habits. Furthermore, she believes in working as part of a team and enjoys cooperating with her patients’ doctors, therapists, and other medical experts to assist them to thrive in their surroundings.
Dr. Duhaylongsod resides in sunny San Diego with her husband and twins, where she enjoys local runs and outdoor activities with her family. She practices martial arts, which she has discovered to support the concept that your ideas and emotions have a significant impact on your entire health and wellness, as well as your attitude and perspective.
Currently, she is pursuing her black belt and enjoys instructing and mentoring the dojo’s children. These encounters have prompted her to believe that there is a strong relationship between the negative or positive impacts of your ideas, beliefs, attitudes, feelings, and biological function. Similarly, how you treat your physical body- what you consume, how much you exercise and sleep- impacts your mental health. Her mission is to assist her patients in achieving that special equilibrium between mind and body on their path to becoming the finest version of themselves.
If you have significant mental health issues that are affecting your everyday life, it would be best to talk to a psychiatrist. Contact MindSet through mobile or schedule a consultation online with a skilled psychiatrist in San Diego today.