Posts Tagged ‘nyc psychiatry’

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College Students and Mental Health: Severe Anxiety Becoming the Norm?

The Glamorization of College-Life and the University Experience Long after college, many people are inclined to glamorize their college experience, recalling the thrill of learning, endless social opportunities, and late-night gatherings that blend together in an idyllic re-imagining of their campus experience. But the pressures of academia: social, financial, and academic, have created a hothouse of […] Read more…

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How is Social Media Impacting Your Mental Health?

The prevalence of social media among all age groups has created a host of potential problems associated with dependency and abuse.  While Millennials may be the first generation to not have any awareness of life without social media, all age groups and generations are using social media in various ways.  Balancing the positive social benefits […] Read more…

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Drug Addiction vs. Substance Use Disorder: The Impact Language Can Have on Social Stigmas

New York City Drug Addiction Statistics in 2016 According to the most recent data from The National Survey on Drug Use, drug addiction and substance use disorder metrics in New York City are actually, slowly, improving. The national average of residents that reported using illicit substances in the past month is 8.82% and New York […] Read more…

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Ketamine Under the Lens: An Update

The Results We Have Seen from Ketamine Therapy at the Practice If you have followed my blog recently, you may have come across some of my observations about Ketamine, a drug used as a sedative (and sometimes abused as a club drug known as “Special K”,) but that is now being used to help patients with […] Read more…

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Getting Through the Holidays with OCD

For many people, holiday stress is compounded by dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD.)  OCD is a form of mental illness that is sometimes trivialized by the way it has been portrayed in popular culture.  Neil Simon’s play The Odd Couple, which was also a long-running sitcom, featured the character Felix, who was obsessive about […] Read more…

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Catch-Up with Dr. Itzkoff!

If you follow Dr. Itzkoff’s blog, you know this space is usually reserved for mental health news, psychiatry resources, and articles related to the services she offers at her practice. This month, we decided to change things up a bit by conducting an interview with Dr. Itzkoff so her followers have a chance to catch-up […] Read more…

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5 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Sometimes our thoughts have a mind of their own and cause us to think too much about some things. It could be something that happened five years ago or a silly mistake that was made 10 minutes ago. Sometimes our brain just won’t let it go. Here are 5 ways to help you stop overthinking. […] Read more…

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Suboxone Treatment: What You Need to Know

Seeking treatment for any addiction takes tremendous courage. Addiction to opiates is a national crisis, and a crisis for any family. Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) treatment is thought to be the most effective available option for opiate use disorders. So, what do you need to know about suboxone and suboxone treatment to decide if it’s right for […] Read more…

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Men Experience Postnatal Depression, Too!

You’ve been preparing for the birth of your baby for 9 months. You’ve read all the books, designed the nursery, picked out the name, and bought the cutest clothes imaginable. You may even be somewhat prepared for postpartum depression, but are you prepared for paternal postpartum depression? What is Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPD)? Paternal postpartum […] Read more…

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What Dogs Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

Pets have a unique way of helping us cope with many things life throws at us. It’s inherent in them to love us unconditionally and to always remain by our side. Some research even suggests that having pets can help reduce stress. Today, I’m going to explain to you what your dog can teach you […] Read more…

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