As Psychiatrists, Dr. Glazer and Dr. Megwinoff are specially trained to treat all aspects of mental illness: Biological, Psychological and Sociological. Dr. Glazer and Dr. Megwinoff both treat with combined therapy and medication. After a phone consultation, you will be assigned to one of our doctors for a comprehensive in-person evaluation. After a working diagnosis is established, a fully individualized and comprehensive treatment plan is established in collaboration with the patient. The psychiatrists at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry are specially trained in their area of expertise to integrate all relevant forms of therapy into these treatment programs. The treatment program may involve a combination of individual psychotherapy, medication management, family meetings, group therapy or marital therapy as agreed on by the client. Comprehensive treatment means all treatment will be provided by either Dr. Glazer or Dr. Megwinoff solely or in very close collaboration with Dr. Bassett or Dr. Gottlich.
The following are some special situations and how they are managed at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry.
Addiction and Alcoholism in Executives and 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 executives. For many, the idea of getting help for addiction in a large outpatient program is a huge barrier to entering treatment. We offer comprehensive treatment of addiction and alcoholism in a private, intimate psychotherapy office.
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 feel safe obtaining treatment, and can even choose to work with a female psychiatrist. We offer personalized solutions using individual psychotherapy, relapse prevention, and medication.
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).
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
A diagnosis of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder usually needs to be substantiated by recent previous neuropsychological testing, or Dr. Bassett can perform testing at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry. Dr. Bassett is expertly trained to test for ADD/ADHD in adolescents and adults. After a diagnosis is confirmed, treatment may consist of medication management or psychotherapy or both.
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.
Outpatient Detox and Medication Assisted Treatment
We provide medication assisted detox (see blog) for alcohol dependence, benzodiazepine dependence (including Xanax and Klonopin) opiate addiction including prescription painkiller dependence – Oxycontin, as well as help getting off stimulants like cocaine, and Adderall. After an evaluation and it is deemed safe, we can often provide safe, comfortable detox as an outpatient in the privacy of our offices and the comfort of your home.
Many Substance Use Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders respond well to medication assisted treatment. In the case of Alcoholism: Vivitrol, Naltrexone, Acamprosate, Baclofen, and Topamax have shown some utility in helping abstinence and in some cases controlled drinking. Recovery rates have shown improvement from prescription painkillers with the use of Vivitrol and Naltrexone, and Suboxone can also be a useful medication for office based treatment of opiate dependence. We can evaluate you to find out what would be the most useful medication and treatment approach for you.
Adolescents and Teenagers
Dr. Bassett and Dr. Megwinoff are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, 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.