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Psychiatrists in New York, NY

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Psychiatrist
291 Broadway, Suite 1401New YorkNY10007
(49)

Very professional, very educated.

Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Psychiatrist
155 East 31st StreetNew YorkNY10016
(68)

Very professional and to the point. Thank you

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Psychiatrist
5 W 19th St, 9th FlNew YorkNY10011
(12)

Dr.Sharma has helped me change my life for the better. I’ve been to many psychiatrists and no one has ever spent the time and care with me as she has. She really worked with me on getting the right medications and quickly knew when something wasn’t right for me. She’s not the type of doctor that you walk in and out of in 5 minutes. She sits with you and really listens and takes in how you feel and how you feel on the medications.

Appointments available Tomorrow
Appointments available Tomorrow
Psychiatrist
333 Hudson Street, Suite 907New YorkNY10013
(20)

Easy to talk to. Non judgmental. Provides super helpful tools.

Appointments available Tomorrow
Appointments available Tomorrow
Psychiatrist
110 Lafayette St, 5th FlNew YorkNY10013
(56)

Dr. Ratush is a good doctor. He listens well and doesn't try to push drugs on you. He offers good advice and has FANTASTICALLY flexible hours. The only downside is that he is expensive. But if you can afford it, you should go to him.

Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Psychiatrist
286 5th Ave, 7th floorNew YorkNY10001
(23)

Thoughtful and effective communicator. Highly recommend!

Appointments available Tomorrow
Appointments available Tomorrow
Psychiatrist
110 Lafayette St, 5th FlNew YorkNY10013
(97)

Doctor was very diligent in asking all the questions to get down to the issues at hand. He made sure I understood all the questions being asked and reassured me that the process takes time and it is normal to feel anxious and scared.

Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Psychiatrist
450 West 24th St, Suite 1BNew YorkNY10011
(84)

I had a medical issue that required a pharmacological consult. Dr Colin had reviewed my materials, was well-informed, put everything in terms I could understand and presented me with a sensible plan. I left feeling reassured. I'd found a great fit on my first try. What could be better?

Appointments available Tomorrow
Appointments available Tomorrow
Psychiatrist
115 Broadway, 1800New YorkNY10006
(2)

Excellent, super knowledgeable doctor. He is easy to talk to and pays close attention to what I have to say. He really cares about his patients and wants what's best for them. You should know that my first appointment with him was long. I was there for nearly 3 hrs. There were a couple of short breaks though which helped. So be prepared for that if you see him.

Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Psychiatrist
115 Broadway, Suite 1300New YorkNY10006
(46)

Can't say enough about such a positive experience. The physician really took the time to listen, ask relevant questions and possessed empathy I don't see often in the medical profession these days.

Appointments available Wed, Aug 21
Appointments available Wed, Aug 21

When to see a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is trained to diagnose, treat and prevent mental health illnesses. They handle all kinds of mental health issues ranging from panic attacks, hallucinations and suicidal tendencies to disorders like depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders. A combination of medical tests, psychological assessments and patient interaction is used to understand and diagnose.

 

Psychiatrists can recommend the following treatment methods based on the patient’s needs:

  • Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, uses dialogue with patients as a tool to eliminate or control any disabling or troubling symptoms. You can find more information on psychotherapy in the American Psychiatric Association’s website.
  • Medications, where required, to help with stabilizing brain chemistry.
  • Psychosocial intervention is used to transform an individual’s behavior and emotional state. The purpose is to guide the patient into having healthy relationships with the society using nonmedicinal means.
  • Electroconvulsive therapy to treat severe psychosis that accompanies detachment from reality.

Find the best psychiatrists in NYC

Psychiatrists are adept at aiding recovery from both mental and physical symptoms of a psychological disorder. What makes Zocdoc reliable? The reviews for NYC psychiatrists have been submitted by actual patients after seeing providers, which ensures our reviews are fair, accurate and trustworthy. We solicit reviews after every appointment, so we receive a high volume of reviews with an authentic representative sample of feedback (good, bad and in between).

 

With Zocdoc, you can book an appointment online 24 hours a day for top-rated NYC psychiatrists. By creating a free account, you’ll receive tailored appointment reminders to help you stay on top of important checkups. You can also book appointments with psychiatric subspecialists who focus on child and adolescent, geriatric, or addiction issues.

Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist

To qualify as a psychiatrist, a person must obtain a medical degree with specialized training in psychiatry. On the other hand, a psychologist has an advanced degree—commonly in clinical psychology—and has experience in research and clinical practice. Psychiatrists, being medical doctors, can prescribe medications in addition to psychotherapy. Psychologists primarily use psychotherapy as their treatment methods. However, some might train in psychological testing and evaluation. Read “Which Type of Therapist Do You Need?” from Zocdoc’s patient blog “The Paper Gown” for more information.  

 

Sources: American Psychiatric Association, National Institutes of Health

The content herein is provided for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical information changes constantly, and therefore the content on this website should not be assumed to be current, complete or exhaustive. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please call your doctor or 9-1-1 (in the United States) immediately.

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