There has long been a connection between depression and chronic pain. The resources in the brain that help us cope with pain are the same ones that are used to make us happy. But these resources become strained with both pain and depression. So with depression, pain is intensified and with chronic pain, depression can form. Medications and psychotherapy can diminish depression and make chronic pain more tolerable
Dr. Shirazi has served as Staff Psychiatrist for 11 years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington, KY. Assuming the position of Acting Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Dr. Shirazi worked closely with the addicted patient and gained a broad understanding of substance abuse.
Dr. Shirazi has over 20 years’ experience diagnosing and treating psychiatric conditions and disorders.
Post Traumatic Stress
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder
Psychiatric Evaluation for Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial