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
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 3:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

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
89 Agrees
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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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Legal counsel: Shoplifting is a criminal offense not a symptom of depression. Some people chronically shop lift out of unidentified feelings and emptiness. When yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Depleted: Our moods are greatly affected by our body chemistry. If you do not sleep or do not sleep deeply enough you will not produce enough neurotransmitters... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Some: It is good to take breaks from work to refresh. Eating protein, taking a walk and getting sun, and drinking plenty of water also helps. Try several ... 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 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 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Support: When someone is anxious they need support and comfort first. After that they need to develop ways of thinking or other coping skills to help with the... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Seek therapy: Depression can seem impossible to deal with and make life seem not worth living. Simple things like eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly: Depression causes some of these symptoms but so do other things. It is best to rule out physical causes to make sure you don't let something go that ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Pain can seem like a monster if you focus on it and do not have coping skills to deal with it. Please talk with a therapist that specializes in deali... 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Disorder?: The good news is that you know you make the characters up. This can be from many things. Are you lonely, bored, feel misunderstood? You could be gi... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Depends: How to treat depression is based on what is the cause/source of depression. Is something happening in your environment that is causing your depressio... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Evaluate: I am sorry to hear this. It is important to evaluate your life from time to time to see if what made you happy in the past is still working or if yo... 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Varies: Residential eating disorder treatment centers will generally focus on assessing the type of eating disorder you are experiencing, provide group and in... 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Possible: I is possible for people to block traumas from their past including from their childhood especially if they have been abusing alcohol or drugs. This ... 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 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Complicated: Determining what causes difficulties getting to sleep can be difficult. Sleep problems can be caused by many things. Don't wait to just go away. T... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Go to emergency room: If you are feel like hurting yourself please go to the nearest emergency room. Simple things like eating a healthy diet, getting enough and getting ex... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a therapist: Depression is caused my many things. The first thing to do is identify why you are depressed and then some good coping skills to deal with the proble... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
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 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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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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