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Dr. Craig Westin

Orthopedic Surgery
St. Charles, IL
43 years experience female

Locations

Health and Wellness Group

St. Charles, IL

Address

303 N.2nd Street, #22, St. Charles, IL
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My office hours

Thursday: 3:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6305873355

About

Bio

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and received my doctorate in 1980 from the University of Southern Mississippi. With over 30 years of experience I have developed expertise in many areas of psychology. I provide treatment for adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. My areas of expertise include consultation for women’s issues, survivors of sexual abuse, eating disorders, domestic abuse, stress, medical illnesses due primarily to emotional problems, chronic pain management, impulse control disorders, anxiety disorders including post traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

66 Answers
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
It might help.: Many people who study psychology do so to help themselves as well as others. Your suffering and experiences could increase your compassion and your a... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Go to ER: If you are suicidal go to the nearest hospital emergency room. There is help for depression if you work with a good therapist. If you kill yourself ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: Depression is a serious condition. It appear there is some issue with hirsutism and low self esteem already identified. Please find and work with a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a therapist.: It sounds like you do not feel good at all. Please see your physician to be sure something physical isn't going on to cause these symptoms then get a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Probably not.: Depression lasting a year or more is probably not bipolar. When depressive episodes last that long the reason needs to be identified whether it is ge... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek help: If you are depressed you need to be looking to get help for yourself not worried about what your crush has noticed. If she is part of the problem it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Need clarification: I am not sure if you are asking how someone with psychotic depression will relate to others or how someone should interact with someone with psychotic... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Depends: The causes of adolescent depression vary greatly. The depression may be due to abuse either physical or emotional, genetics, frustration etc. The im... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a physician: If you are getting depressed because of tinnitus please see a physician to get help resolving the issue. If it is unresolvable try meditation, biofee... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Probably: If you are crying constantly with no environmental cause you are probably depressed. Antidepressants can help but do not make depression go away. Yo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Takes time: After being abused by a loved one it takes time to heal. Not only were you physically hurt, your trust was violated by him. Now that you are not bei... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: If you are having difficulty breathing please go to the nearest emergency room. Severe depression should be evaluated and treated by an experienced t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No: Do not ignore symptoms of shortness of breath and chest pains especially when pregnant. See your physician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: If you are even considering "turning your self in for domestic violence" there is a problem. Domestic violence is about power and control. Most of t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Change your behavior: Anytime you fix a problem for someone else you weaken them. I am sure your intentions are to help but you indirectly encourage her to continue what e... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: Find a good therapist and first find out why you are depressed then work on coping skills to deal with whatever is bothering you. Therapy is quite ef... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Serious problem: No one has the right to hit another especially your husband. This is called domestic abuse and causes damage to self esteem and trust. Who can you t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek Therapy: Depression is a serious matter it is not just sadness or feeling blue. I am sure you have tried everything you know so why not seek a therapist who s... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Directly: Tell them you have been having some problems lately and are depressed. Ask for their support and understanding then get into therapy to find out why ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek help.: Depression is not just sadness and feels terrible. If you have done everything you can think of to help this please consult a psychologist or therapi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Talk with her: Ask her why she is depressed. If she is worried that she is pregnant, get a test kit and find out. If it is something else try to help her find ways... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This ta... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Checkup: Depression and pain frequently are experienced together. Depression can cause pain in many areas such as in the abdomen. Chronic pain generally caus... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: Since you are aware of being depressed and are having difficulty problem solving a solution, it is a good idea to seek help from a therapist who speci... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: Find a good therapist and first find out why you are depressed then work on coping skills to deal with whatever is bothering you. Therapy is quite ef... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Educate them: The human resource department is probably the place to go first unless you have a very good relationship with your boss. If they need information abo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
It's possible: Depression can be complex. It can be from things happening in your life, genetics, poor health, life changes and on and on. Many people do deal with... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Reduce stress: Emotions including anger are indicators of how we feel. The emotion does not need controlling the behavior is the problem. Identify why you are angr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: If you are struggling with blurred vision and anger problems you definitely should go first to your primary care physician to see what is causing you... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek the problem.: Anxiety and depression are closely related and may be caused by a variety of things. Is there a history of these issues in your family? It might be ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a therapist: I am sure you have tried many things on your own to overcome your depression. Please see a good psychotherapist to help you identify why you are depr... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Depending on sypmtom: Getting a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is dependent on your symptoms and if you respond to antidepressants or not. Do you go through regular periods... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Urge Therapy: Since you described the person as your fiance I am hoping you love this person. Show compassion, love and support but encourage them to seek therapy ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: You are young with your whole life ahead of you. Please see a trained therapist to help you identify why and identify solutions to try to resolve the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Why: The first step to solving any problem is to identify the cause or source of the difficulty. From the answer to this question you can begin to experime... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Get support: It is normal to experience anxiety and depression after surgery but not fun to cope with. Your body has undergone quite a bit of stress and it is try... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Go to a therapist.: Depression is a condition that often responds to talk therapy. If you can find someone please take advantage of therapy. Finding the cause or source... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No: Personality disorders are developed during childhood due to many factors. Adults living in domestic violence can develop poor self esteem, depression... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a therapist: Classic symptoms of depression are little or no motivation and feelings of hopelessness. This can mean serious depression. Depression is a serious c... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Find a therapist.: These symptoms are all classic depression symptoms. Your symptoms are severe and you should not have to live your life so miserable. Please find a t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a therapist: The only one who needs to believe you are depressed is you. No one can tell you how you feel. See a trained therapist, find out why your are depress... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
APA: I would suggest you contact and work with APA's Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues as well as your s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Depression is often the result of a chemical imbalance. The imbalance may be genetic, caused by prolonged stress, illness, medication and a variety o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No surgery: Anger and depression frequently happen together. Anger is a way to express depression. I would suggest a good therapist to talk to instead of surger... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Not all are.: Pain clinics deal primarily with the physical aspects of chronic pain. Good physicians either spot the depression and mental problems in their client... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Go to a therapist.: The symptoms your are talking about are severe and you should seek help immediately. When bipolar is in the family genetics there is always a high pr... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Intolerant: You could be lactose intolerant or sensitive. Depression and anxiety have often been associated with food allergies and sensitivities. Please go hav... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Can be: Binge eating is a disorder when someone eats great amounts of food well past when they are full. This as well as overeating in general is probably ca... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Find a therapist.: Depression and anxiety often cause these difficulties. Your best bet is to find a good therapist and get some solid treatment and possible medication... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: It is possible to feel depressed without knowing why you are depressed. Seldom is anyone depressed without a reason. The reason could be genetics or... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern Mississippi
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Philadelphia State Hospital
Completed 1979
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