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Dr. Richard Brent, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Recently awarded Top Psychiatrist in New York for 2013-2014 by the Leading Physicians of the world, Dr. Richard Brent has over 29 years of experience in having excellent results while working with patients who have had some of the most challenging of problems. While past results obviously cannot be assurances, Dr. Brent is adept at customizing and optimizing his approach for the specific needs of the individual. This is brought about by his applying the same level of education and expertise that he brings to the prescribing of medication to choosing and personally providing the most effective form of psychotherapy for the problem and for the patient. Because of the critical importance of providing the best possible psychotherapy, Dr. Brent has made this an area of special interest and study. He has had many years of specialized training and experience in this area. Dr. Brent has developed a high level of expertise in the area of psychotherapy which is reflected in his clinical work. Dr. Brent currently teaches and supervises psychotherapy in several academic institutions. He holds the title of Assistant Clinical Professor at Weil Cornell, The New York Presbyterian Hospital and he is currently the director of supervision and student progression at The Psychotherapy Program of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Brent is also Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis and has published several articles in the field. Dr. Brent’s expertise is quite diverse, whether the problem is related to stress reduction, couple or marital problems, LGBT issues, self-esteem problems or more serious problems like alcohol and drug abuse, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder, he gives the same care and attention to every individual he works with. ***Insurance Disclaimer*** I work as an out-of-network provider with successful reimbursement for most of my fees for most patients. I'll be glad to assist you in this process.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Boston University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital (Internship)
  • Yale University, Fellowship in Psychiatry
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • New York County Medical Society
  • American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Awards and publications

  • Brent, R., “Psychosocial Variables in Dementia and Pseudodementia,” American Journal of Psychiatry, 136:1613, 1979.
  • Brent, R., and Flumm, G., “The Management of Idiopathic Chronic Pain: A Holistic Approach,” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 26:429, 1981.
  • Brent R., and Kalman T., “Flephenazine Resistant Psychosis,” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 26:118, 1981.
  • Brent, R. and Chodoff, C., “ECT as a Possible Treatment for SIADH: Case Report,” Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 43:73-4, 1982.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1760536635

Office locations

Richard H Brent, M.D.

30 East 95th Street

New York, NY 10128

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He called me 5 mins before the appointment the day of to confirm the appointment. It was pending on Zocdoc until then. There was no email from him before.
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He really listened and asked questions instead of just prescribing without really getting to know me. I am so happy to have found him.
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The medicines he was able to prescribe me were spot on to help relieve my anxiety, however, his psychoanalysis was not what I was looking for. I did the majority of the talking for 45 minutes. What I am really lookingfor is someone to challenge me and ask questions. Unfortunately I will not be going back.
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Smart intelligent little confusion
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He was great, very intuitive and just overall a great doctor.
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Dr. Brent is very caring. He was able to find the right drugs to treat me without any trial and error. I am very happy I decided to come see him. He has a calming presence and is a good listener.
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Ultimately, I received the medication I needed. However, I felt uncomfortable in the office.
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He is a fantastic doctor, really understands his patients and gets to the heart of the problems that you're dealing with! Very calm and patient, wonderful "bedside" manner and would make a great doctor for anyone who needs counseling! Very Highly Recommended!
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Very good doctor.
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I found Dr. Brent to be quite abrasive.
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Dr. Brent was amazing. You can tell he takes a personalized approach to his patients. He made me feel comfortable and understood without any indication that he was trying to push his own agenda or protocol. I would highly reccomend Dr. Brent.
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