Archive of ‘Psychiatry’ category

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…

INFERTILITY TREATMENT: HOW TO NAVIGATE THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Most couples who decide to have children do so with excitement and joyous expectation. For 15 – 25 percent of the population, however, the journey toward parenthood is thrown off-course by infertility issues. Some couples in this situation opt for infertility treatment, which may include IUI, IVF, or third party reproduction. What many don’t realize, […] Read more…

Ending Toxic Relationships Now

A toxic relationship is a relationship that is emotionally damaging to at least one partner. Toxic relationships deplete you of your energy, infuse you with negativity, bring unnecessary drama or conflict to your life, trigger feelings of low self-esteem, insecurity, resentment, or frustration. Toxic relationships stifle your personal growth, make you feel less than, or […] Read more…

What to Expect at Your First Appointment with Dr. Amanda Itzkoff?

There are many different types of psychiatrists as well as practices in the mental health field. Oftentimes, a first appointment can be a source of anxiety for new patients. While each practitioner will vary, just like each patient will vary – I like to describe what patients may expect on a first appointment at my […] 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…

Are You Experiencing Sadness? Or Is It Depression?

Sadness is a normal human emotion. We’ve all felt bummed out, let down, and brokenhearted at various times. But how can you tell the difference between normal sadness and depression? Sadness or a low mood is not always an inappropriate response. There are many events or stressors in life (death of a loved one, a […] Read more…

Students: 10 Tips For Managing The Stress From Finals.

Recent studies show that more than 65% of students feel high to extreme levels of stress. If you’re a current student, this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. It might seem that every spare minute (and even minutes you cant spare) is spent worrying – about your current assignments, about your future plans, […] 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…

Suicide Prevention: The Essential Role Played By Health Care Providers

Suicide prevention is possible. Additionally, studies show that health care providers can have a much greater influence on preventing suicide than what is typically understood or assumed. In fact, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, almost half (45%) of individuals who die by suicide have visited a primary care provider […] Read more…

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