Welcome to Carol Preston's website

As a psychiatric provider, Ms. Preston offers evaluations, prescriptions and medication management to adolescents and adults in Knox county and the surrounding area. Taking psychiatric medication, like taking any medication, requires monitoring by a prescriber.  Good medication management should be individualized.  Carol Preston will consider all of your medications - vitamins, herbal, over-the-counter and prescribed, as well as the multitude of aspects that make you who you are, including the environment you live.

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Diagnosis and Treatment

 

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Anger Control Problems
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse or Dependence
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Binge Eating
  • Adolescent Behavior Issues
  • Borderline Personalities
  • Chronic Illness

 

Good psychiatry begins with a comprehensive evaluation leading to a thoughtful diagnosis. All factors that contribute to your current condition must be thoroughly explored in order to understand fully how to provide the best possible treatment – in other words,

the more Ms. Preston knows about you, the more effectively she can care for you.  For many psychological conditions, psychiatric medications provide an effective and safe means for reducing or eliminating symptoms causing distress and dysfunction.  Since making the decision whether or not to use medications is a very important personal choice, Ms. Preston will spend as much time as necessary to explore:

  • Appropriate dosing levels and schedules
  • Potential side effects
  • Expected treatment outcomes
  • How long you might need to take the medication
  • Interactions with other medications or other medical conditions
  • Concerns about abuse or "habit forming" effects
  • The meaning of having to "depend" on a medication for emotional health
  • Use of nutritional supplements along with the medication
  • Non-medication approaches to help reduce symptoms

Services

  • Medication Evaluations
  • Prescriptions
  • Medication Management