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  Mental health problems are extraordinarily prevalent in our society, and yet their treatments confront many people with a bewildering array of possibilities and practitioners.

"Do I have a problem that treatment can help? Should I see a therapist? Would medication be useful? Is it safe? How about reading self-help books or talking to friends?" These are just a few of the questions that are frequently asked.

As a Board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Ballon is a medical doctor with specialized experience in understanding the brain and its psychological counterpart, the mind. With more than 30 years of experience treating thousands of patients, he is in a unique position to understand and help both the chemical imbalances which afflict some patients, as well as the troubling feelings, conflicts, and losses which burden others.

In his practice, Dr. Ballon provides clear explanations of causes, manifestations, and treatments for psychological problems that diminish the quality of people's lives. That is, he will make psychiatry "sensible."