Addiction Treatment and Psychiatry in Manhattan, NYC
After you leave us a confidential message, one of our doctors will personally return your call. Depending on the patient’s age and presenting symptoms one of our doctors will be assigned to you for an in-person consultation. After a careful in-person assessment, a treatment plan will be developed in collaboration with the patient.
Our approach to the treatment of patients is multi-dimensional. We focus on the complex interaction between biological, psychological and social issues affecting the patient. Though some symptoms can be treated with medication, our emphasis is on the integration of psychotherapeutic approach with medication used thoughtfully.
The following are some special situations and how they are managed at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry:
Addiction and Alcoholism in Professionals
As an addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Glazer is fully trained in both the newest medical and evidence-based psychotherapeutic modalities. He is nationally recognized for his individual work with physicians and other professionals. For many professionals, the idea of getting treatment for addiction in a treatment program is a huge barrier to entering treatment. At Fifth Avenue Psychiatry, comprehensive treatment of addiction is provided in a private, intimate psychotherapy office.
Addiction and Alcoholism
Along with the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and ADD in adulthood, Dr. Glazer is an expert in the office-based treatment of alcoholism and addiction. (These disorders frequently overlap.)
Women and Alcoholism
Most treatment programs for alcoholism are male-oriented. At Fifth Avenue Psychiatry, we understand women are a special population when it comes to alcoholism. Because of our private office setting and individual approach, women can fell safe obtaining treatment, and can even choose to work with a female psychiatrist. We offer personalized solutions using psychotherapy, relapse prevention, medication and group therapy.
At Fifth Avenue Psychiatry, treatment is personalized and evidence-based, and draws on many treatment modalities. Our doctors are trained and current with the best evidence-based medication treatment strategies, but our practice has a strong emphasis on psychotherapy as the foundation of treatment. In fact, research shows that the gold standard of treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD is combined psychotherapy with medication (if needed).
Addiction in Adolescents and Emerging Adults
Dr. Bassett brings her expertise in working with adolescents to treat adolescents and emerging adults with alcoholism and addiction in collaboration with Dr. Glazer. Treatment modalities for teens and emerging adults include individual psychotherapy, medication management (psychopharmacology), group therapy and family therapy.
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
A diagnosis of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder usually needs to be substantiated by recent previous neuropsychological testing, or testing can be performed at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry by Dr. Bassett. Dr. Bassett is expertly trained to test for ADD/ADHD in adults and adolescents. After a diagnosis is confirmed, treatment may consist of medication management or psychotherapy (behavioral and organizational) or both.
Adolescents and Teenagers
Dr. Bassett and Dr. Megwinoff are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, and OCD in Teens and Adolescents. Treatment modalities for adolescents and teens include individual psychotherapy, medication management and family therapy. Dr. Megwinoff is an expert in the psychopharmacology (medication management) of these disorders. She works in close collaboration with Dr. Bassett in treating adolescents with these disorders.