Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Blog

The team at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry aims to help both adults and adolescents with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents and How Recovery Is Possible

The rates of depression and anxiety in adolescents are rising. In fact, 50 percent more teenagers have been diagnosed with clinical depression than in the last two decades. While there’s no one reason for this spike, the current culture and use of technology adds a level of stress to adolescents that previous generations didn’t have to contend with. Once the sources of a teenager’s mental illness are understood, their chances of recovery are much higher.

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The Lack of Evidence in “Evidence Based Treatment” for Alcoholism and Addiction

By Samuel Glazer, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Health Many “for profit” treatment programs, …

Meditation and Mindfulness for Alcoholism and Addiction

By Olga Megwinoff, MD There is so much referring to meditation and mindfulness. Every mental health guru speaks of mindfulness …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction 

By Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. I often meet with people who say they are unsure of whether they have experienced trauma or not. …