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 Ardsley Physician - Psychiatrists

Ackerman, Harriet S. MD Child Psychiatrist

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 Briarcliff Manor Physician - Psychiatrists

Rosen Ronald Dr, Psychiatrist

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Robbins David Bruce, MD

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Bear Mountain Counseling Services

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Mark J Stumacher, MD


Waldman Marc, PC

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Banschick, Mark MD Child Psychiatry

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 Larchmont Physician - Psychiatrists

Bloch Amy, Psychiatrist


Lubrano Arcangleo, MD


Maureen Morris, NCC

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Nelson Carolyn, PC

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Ackerman, Harriet S. MD Child Psychiatrist


10549 | Westchester Augenbaum, Gayle MD Child Psychiatrist

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Grandhi Preetham, MD

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Pearl Norman H, MD

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Center for Preventative Psychiatry

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Psychiatric Society of Westchester

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Pomara Nunzio, MD


Yelin Gershon, MD

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Seides Warren, MD


Sullivan Lawrence C, MD

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Sleepy Hollow Family Resource Center

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Phelps Mental Health Center - Inpatient


Turato Mariann, MD

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10707 | Westchester Center for Creative Life Change

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Westchester Medical Center Valhalla

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Brooks Leslie, MD


Child & Family Behavioral Health, Psychiatry


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

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Retik Hector, PC

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Carmel Psychological Associates


Westchester County

Physician - Psychiatrists

What is a Psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, including: addictions such as alcohol abuse or gambling, anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorders and other problems that affect your daily life.

Psychiatrists are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. Their medical education has given them a working knowledge of the possible causes of a patientís feelings and symptoms. Armed with this understanding, psychiatrists can make a diagnosis and then recommend or provide treatment.

If you are looking for a psychiatrist in Westchester County or a medical doctor that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, find a doctor on our list of Psychiatrists in Ardsley Briarcliff Manor Chappaqua Katonah Larchmont Mt. Kisco Mamaroneck New Rochelle Scarsdale White Plains Yonkers Yorktown Heights or other locations in Westchester County, NY.

Psychiatrists may specialize in specific areas of psychiatry, such as:
    Addictions such as alcohol abuse
    Anxiety Disorders
    Bipolar Disorder
    Childhood Disorders
    Domestic Violence
    Eating Disorders
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Panic Disorder
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Teenage Suicides
Find a psychiatrist in: Cortlandt Manor, Cross River, Harrison, Ossining, Peekskill, Port Chester, Rye, Rye Brook, Tarrytown, White Plains, or other locations in Westchester County, NY.

Why do people go to a psychiatrist?
People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. Life's usual round of trials may become overwhelming. Relationships may become troubled, or the pangs of anxiety - easily dismissed before as simple "nerves", may grow sharper and last longer. The fresh-faced young newcomer down the hall at work may seem to threaten a secure job, and headaches may start to come literally one after the other. The emotions that arise in reaction to everyday stresses and strains may blow badly out of proportion, or may be strangely absent. Eating may become a refuge, and sleep may begin to seem either irresistible or elusive. Alcohol or drug use may get out of control.

The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack or as frightening hallucinations, thoughts or suicide, or "voices" that whisper intrusive and incomprehensible things. Or they may be more long-term-such as a pall of gloom that never seems to lift, causing everyday life to feel distorted, out of control, not worth living.

Because they are physicians, psychiatrists can order or perform a full range of medical laboratory and psychological tests that provide a complete picture of a patient's physical and mental state. Their education and years of clinical experience equip them to understand the complex relationship between emotional and other medical illnesses, evaluate all the medical and psychological data, make a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan.

What are the requirements to become a psychiatrist?
A person wanting to become a psychiatrist must complete high school and college before entering medical school. While there is no requirement for a particular major, college students headed for medical school take required courses in the biological and physical sciences (general and organic chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics) as well as liberal arts courses. The prospective psychiatrist may also study social and psychological sciences and psychobiology. Most psychiatrists and other physicians feel that a liberal arts college education is the best preparation for medical school.

Medical students follow a standard curriculum, with only a few opportunities for choice. In addition to chemistry, biochemistry and physiology, students take courses in psychiatry, behavioral science, and neuroscience in the first two years of medical school. In the last two years, students are assigned to medical specialty "clerkships," where they study and work with physicians in at least five different medical specialties.

Medical students taking a psychiatry clerkship take care of patients with mental illnesses in the hospital and in outpatient settings. They also have an opportunity to work with medical and surgical patients who may have psychiatric problems or who have difficulty coping with their illnesses. Because modern psychiatry places special emphasis on the relationship between mind and body, students pay special attention to issues of stress and physical illness, prevention and behavior change, in addition to learning to care for severely mentally ill patients. Newly graduated physicians take written examinations for a state license to practice medicine. After graduation, doctors spend the first year of residency training in a hospital taking care of patients with a wide range of medical illnesses. The psychiatrist-in-training then spends at least three additional years in a psychiatric residency learning the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, gaining valuable skills in various forms of psychotherapy and in the use of psychiatric medicines and other treatments.

After completing their residency training, most psychiatrists take a voluntary examination given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, to become a "board certified" psychiatrist.

Many psychiatrists continue training beyond the initial four years. They may study child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic (legal) psychiatry, administrative psychiatry, alcohol and substance abuser psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, psychiatry in general medical settings (called "consultation/liaison psychiatry"), mental retardation psychiatry, community psychiatry and public health, military psychiatry and psychiatric research. Some choose additional training in psychoanalysis at special psychoanalytic institutes.

What career paths are available for a psychiatrist?
Because of a continued shortage in the field, psychiatrists have many career opportunities. They work in a variety of settings including general and psychiatric hospitals, university medical centers, community agencies, courts and prisons, nursing homes, industry, government, military settings, schools and universities, rehabilitation programs, emergency rooms, hospices, and many other places. About half of the psychiatrists in the nation maintain private practices.

The hallmark of a psychiatrist's career is diversity and flexibility. Although some psychiatrists prefer working only in one setting, others work in several areas, combining, for instance, a private practice with hospital or community mental health center work. Practitioners set their own work and time commitments according to their personal lifestyles and needs.

Psychiatrists earn about the same as pediatricians and family physicians, depending on the type of practice, hours worked, geographic location, and whether the psychiatrist works in the public or private sector.

Source: Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives.

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