Posts Tagged ‘ny adolescent therapy’

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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…

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How Does Childhood Guilt Affect Your Adult Life?

Guilt is a powerful emotion that tends to elicit feelings of shame, panic, and loss of self-esteem, no matter your age. It is often introduced during childhood as parents’ way of controlling a child’s behavior. However, using this tactic can cause anxious thinking and may lead to bouts of depression as an adult. If you’ve […] Read more…

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

If you’re the parent of a child with ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome, you already know that meltdowns are inevitable. Children with ADHD and Asperger’s tend to become overwhelmed frequently, which often results in meltdowns. To make matters a little more challenging, the holidays can often be the most stressful and overwhelming time of the year […] Read more…

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5 Tips For Celebrating the Holidays While Coping with an Eating Disorder

The holidays are full of food, family, and friends. If you’re coping with an eating disorder, the holidays may not be your favorite time of the year. Not to worry! You can stay the course of your recovery and enjoy the holidays, too. Here are 5 tips to help! Eat Regularly Create a pattern by […] Read more…

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Types of ADHD

There are different types of ADHD and it’s important to know the differences. If you or your child need medication to help with the symptoms of ADHD, it’s important to note that not all medications will effectively treat the different types of ADHD. How Many Types of ADHD Are There? There are two types of […] Read more…

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Signs of Depression in Teens

Having a teenager can be the most difficult part of parenting. Adding depression to the mix can often make parenting your teen much more difficult. Adolescent depression can often be viewed as teenage angst, which leaves your teen untreated and not feeling like him/herself. Why Do Teens Get Depressed? There is a great deal of […] Read more…

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5 Parenting Strategies for Children with ADHD

Being a parent is the most rewarding and demanding job you’ll ever have. It’s important to learn as much as you can about your child and which parenting methods work best because children are like snowflakes; there are no two alike. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, your parenting skills may need a […] Read more…