Melissa (Wheelock) Welby, MD Healthcare Guru

Dr. Melissa Welby is a psychiatrist that participates in people’s process of discovery, empowerment, and search for satisfaction and happiness. She treats a variety of illnesses including depression, anxiety & panic attacks, adult ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders), bipolar disorder, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and borderline personality disorder. She is also the current president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Association.She completed her Internship & Residency at Cambridge Hospital, affiliate of Harvard Medical School, 2000 to 2004. Dr. Melissa Welby is Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2005 to present. 



Spending Too Much Time Anxious or Stressed? 5 Steps to Take Control and Shift Your Thinking

Handling stress and balancing life are important ingredients for health and well-being. Stress is unavoidable so it's in our best interest to figure out a way to deal with it. When we are caught up in a stressor sometimes it is hard to gain perspective. If we are anxious, this can lead to catastrophic predictions about what the outcome may be.


We Need to Improve Access to Mental Health Care. Is Telepsychiatry the Answer?

Telepsychiatry visits are just like any other medical appointments- the only difference is they are conducted from the comfort of your own home or office using live video-conferencing. There are different names used for the same thing: virtual doctor visit, telehealth, telemedicine, telepsychiatry. They all mean the same thing: delivering health care services at a distance.


Important Questions You Should be Asking Your Physician

Let me clear up a couple of myths regarding asking your physician questions about your health. Some people feel too afraid or intimidated but the truth is that we want you to ask questions! At least I do...but seriously, I think most doctors do. We want you to understand what's going on so you can take charge of your health.


Side Effects of ADHD Medication in Adults: Watch For the Crash!

The goal of ADHD treatment with stimulant medications is to find a medication that is both effective and has no (or minimal) side effects. Sometimes it takes a couple of different medication trials before finding the best treatment. Most ADHD medication side effects in adults are minor but one side effect, “crashing”, can be so disruptive the person will have to switch medications or stop altogether.


Catastrophizing: How to stop the Anxiety Cycle

An anxious person can turn almost anything into a possible catastrophe and catastrophizing is a common occurrence in people that are feeling anxious. It is caused by anxiety but also serves to fuel anxious symptoms. Because of the cyclical worsening that happens with symptoms of anxiety it is important to interrupt this cycle. People often stop living in the moment and spend much of their time worrying about the future.