NYC behavioral therapist and pharmacologist for bipolar disorders in adults and teens – Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Adults living with bipolar disorder experience severe changes in mood and behavior that inhibit daily productivity and constructive participation in social and professional pursuits. Dr. Itzkoff has extensive experience diagnosing manic-depressive illness and manic bipolar disorder in adults and adolescents. Her keen ability to piece together seemingly disparate or opposing symptoms and accurately diagnose the condition opens the door to highly effective treatment.
Dr. Itzkoff diagnoses and treats all levels of manic illness including Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS), or Cyclothymic Disorder/Cyclothymia. Varying degrees of severity and fluctuations, such as rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, may include sudden and short-term manic mood swings or long periods of unstable behavior and depression. Pharmacologic treatment for bipolar disorder may include mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, or antidepressants.
Bipolar disorder is a varied illness with far-reaching affects:
- Extreme mood swings from depression to euphoria
- Accompanying shifts in energy level
- Changes in appetite and sleep patterns
- Relationship conflict and poor work or school performance
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Severe depression and thoughts of suicide
- Anxiety disorders, PTSD, and social phobias
- Delusions or hallucinations
Bipolar disorders are life-long conditions, but with the right combination of therapy and medication her patients can manage the chronic nature of symptoms in positive ways. Under Dr. Itzkoff’s expert care depression and bipolar disorder can be controlled illnesses rather than defining characteristics. With the support of her ongoing, compassionate care Dr. Itzkoff’s patients are able to successfully manage symptoms and enjoy life.
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