Dr. Letourneau has a rigorous background in research and clinical psychiatry in many different treatment settings and he specializes in the treatment of depression. He has a gentle and empathetic approach towards his patients, and his background gives him a unique perspective in providing evidence-based treatments in a caring and supportive environment.
Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric conditions affecting millions of people. One in six people will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression is also among the most treatable of mental disorders. Between 80 percent and 90 percent of people with depression respond well to treatment. Almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms with proper treatment.
Depression reduces quality of life by negatively impacting personal, family and social functioning. It is caused by a complex interaction of biological, psychological and social factors. Patients with depression face more health conditions compared to the general population, sometimes leading to potentially serious medical complications. Severe depression may result in suicide. There are several evidence-based treatment options available for depression; however, the initial step for treatment is to be properly assessed and diagnosed by an experienced mental health care professional.
Dr. Letourneau is a compassionate psychiatrist who deeply cares about his patient’s health and well-being. He works closely with each of his patients to develop a detailed treatment plan just for them. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Letourneau and begin to feel better soon. We would be happy to hear from you. Give our dedicated scheduling team a call today at 415.237.0377.
Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Residency, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Bachelor of Arts, St. Louis University
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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Beacon Health Options, Inc.
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