Dr. Olga Megwinoff, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist
Dr. Olga Megwinoff is a Board Certified Psychiatrist . She trained at NYU Medical Center in Psychiatry, and completed her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Megwinoff is specially trained as a psychopharmacologist and psychotherapist to treat adults and adolescents for addiction, alcoholism, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Along with being an expert in the psychopharmocolgical treatment of symptoms, Dr. Megwinoff is also a talented psychotherapist. Dr. Megwinoff takes a very conservative approach to the treatment of these disorders. Only after careful consideration does she suggest the use of medications. Dr. Megwinoff takes a "non-pathologizing" approach to psychiatry. Meaning that she sees her patients as complex people and emphasizes their strengths, rather than their symptoms and diagnoses. She takes a measured approach to avoid over-medication of her patients, especially the children she treats. Dr. Megwinoff draws on her training in Family Psychiatry to have an added specialty in treating family members (including children and spouses) of addicted persons.
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Education and training
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Medical School - University of Puerto Rico
- New York University, Residency in Psychiatry
- American Psychiatric Association
Awards and publications
- Galanter, M., Glazer, S. and O. Megwinoff. The therapeutic alliance and it's role in network therapy for the treatment of addictions. NYU Medical Center, Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. New York, N.Y. 1999-2000.
- Lindermayer, J.P. and O. Megwinoff. High dose, long term Olanzapine treatment for refractory schizophrenia patients. Manhattan Psychiatry Center, New York, N.Y. Spring 1998.
Fifth Avenue Psychiatry
3 East 85th Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10028