Kind, listens, makes insightful comments, makes me think well after sessions. Really great at meds and therapy.
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Dr. Jones is a knowledgeable and congenial doctor, and a compassionate and caring listener. His presence provides a sympathetic space that makes it easy to share your thoughts and concerns with him. He also has a friendly tone of voice that matches the genuine way he interacts with you. Overall, he is a very kind and warm person that was able to help me a lot.
Dr. Feit is very professional, intelligent, caring, and thorough. He truly cares about his patients. He even took the time to call me back. His office is nicely decorated. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Russek is an amazing doctor. He made me feel comfortable immediately. He has this ability to make you feel like "this is the person I needed, he's the one who will make me all better, because from the moment you make contact with him he gives you that undivided attention. He immediately developes a plan for you.
Dr. Cottroll is far more than a loving and caring Doctor. I have had the utmost pleasure of being a patient for well over a year now and have never been let down. From the moment I check in, meet the friendly staff and then see Dr. Cottroll it is all a pleasant experience. Dr. Cottroll has significantly improved my well-being and life-style with her on-point guidance. When I look back at my well-being a year ago and compare it to the present I have been a much healthier, strong-willing and content man. Thank you Dr. Cottroll you are a life saver!
Very quick appointment but willing to prescribe the medications I need without a lot of hassle. It was a good thing I knew what I needed beforehand.
I really enjoyed meeting this doctor and believe that she is very intelligent and honest with her patients. Rather than jumping into a specific path of treatment, Dr. Mennella thinks carefully and insightfully about the perfect treatment solution for the patient.
Dr. Fruitman was very attentive and help me a lot in the consultation. The office stuff was friedly and very helpful as well. Thank you!
Dr. Jacob Leivent is responsive, professional, and made me feel comfortable to talk to. He seems knowledgeable.
Dr. Bunnag is wonderful! She was very comforting and knowledgeable. She offered me appointments in the evening to accommodate my work schedule. I'm so relieved to have finally found a doctor I love in NYC!
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
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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.
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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