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Dr. Richard Silver, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Walnut Creek, CA, with another office in Walnut Creek, CA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Silver is affiliated with Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Medical Center. He speaks English.
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Specialties & Expertise
Dr. Richard Silver has the following 7 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
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