Archive of ‘Anxiety’ category

8 Tips For Surviving (And Even Thriving) During Major Life Transitions

We all go through numerous transitions in our lives.  These periods of change, and the subsequent adjustment to this change, can sometimes be difficult and stressful. Here are 8 tips to help you survive (and perhaps even thrive) during these transitional times in life. Understand Life’s Major Transitions Some changes are part of a natural […] Read more…

Bipolar Disorder Basics: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options

We all experience the ups and downs, good days and bad days, and the occasionally, even, I should never have gotten out of bed day. As a general rule, most of us can get back to an inner calm or a middle ground to which we return. But individuals with Bipolar disorder experience moods that are extremely […] Read more…

10 Signs That You are Giving Too Much of Yourself

Some people are natural givers. Givers are the kind of people you want in your life. They are very dependable and reliable; but do you ever think about what those favors and sacrifices have cost them? If you are a giver you know exactly what I’m talking about. You love to help and be supportive […] Read more…

Eating Disorders and Pregnancy

About 7 million American women have an eating disorder, and most of these women are in their peak childbearing years. Eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder, most commonly present in the years between adolescence and age 40, and disproportionately affect women. A psychiatrist who treats eating disorders, must, therefore be […] Read more…

Getting Your “Vitamin ZZZ”: 5 Tips To Help You Fall Asleep & Stay Asleep

Research continues to demonstrate that proper and sufficient sleep is correlated with just about every positive health outcome, including living longer! If you suffer from any other mental health problem (including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PMDD) you probably *already* know that your mental health condition gets worse when you’re not sleeping well. You may be […] Read more…

Pregnant? Please Understand This “Lesser Known” Form Of Depression…

Postnatal (or Postpartum) Depression, often called the “baby blues”, is a generally well-publicized and well-understood depressive condition that can affect new mothers at any time during the first year of motherhood. Most expectant mothers are made aware of this potentially dangerous condition by their medical provider. And, because Postnatal Depression is so well accepted in […] Read more…

Telehealth is Here…Remote Video Sessions for Psychiatry.

Please watch this video to learn all about Telehealth. This includes wellness care and Psychiatry visits, now being offered at Dr. Itzkoff’s. If you have questions about telepsychiatry and wellness contact me at Amanda.itzkoff@gmail.com. If you would like to schedule your appointment today, for an in person or tele health consult contact me at 917-609-4990! […] Read more…

Looking For Another Effective Way Of Reducing Your Anxiety?

Last week I discussed how to effectively reduce anxiety in 3 simple steps. That post mainly dealt with some of the more common thought patterns that tend to show up in anxious thinking. There are many other tools you can use to manage anxiety as well…tools like meditation, relaxation techniques, and positive self-talk are a […] Read more…

Effectively Reducing Anxiety In 3 Simple Steps

Anxiety is a very common mental experience. It can be experienced in a wide range of ways – from mild worry to intense panic. Generally speaking, if you suffer from anxiety or even chronic worry, you’re most likely looking at the world with some faulty thought patterns (often called cognitive distortions). These thought patterns tend […] Read more…

Jennie Byrne, Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill

Guest Video Blog: Conflict Resolution in 6 Easy Steps.

This week we are sharing a video on conflict resolution from an esteemed colleague, Dr. Jennie Byrne of Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. These steps are simple and can be used at home or at work. Please let us know if you find this helpful or have any additional questions. I’d love […] Read more…

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