Depression and Bipolar Disorder

 

Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorders, can affect every aspect of an individual’s life, including school, work, relationships with family and friends, ability to parent, and ability to enjoy life. In a child, mood disorder symptoms can often interfere with normative social development and academic achievement, and can place entire families in a state of crisis. With accurate diagnosis and treatment, however, many of these concerns can be minimized or prevented.

In the Specialty Center's Mood Disorders Program, we offer comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment for both depression and bipolar disorders. Diagnostic assessments are performed by seasoned clinical and research psychiatrists and include an extensive psychiatric interview, laboratory testing, and, when appropriate, neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging. When appropriate, the evaluating psychiatrist may suggest obtaining additional history from both family and previous treating psychiatrists and therapists.

Treatment planning tailors cutting-edge therapeutic modalities to the individual patient. Treatments are both evidence based and holistic. Biological treatments may range from psychopharmacology to neurostimulation, while psychotherapy treatments may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  In addition, we offer an integrated program that can include family and couples' therapy, when appropriate, to address the impact of the patient’s illness on their relationships.

Please contact us for an evaluation. Phone: 646-962-2820

Providers Who Specialize in Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Kathryn Bleiberg, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Angela Chiu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jill Domanski, LCSW
Staff Associate in Psychiatry

Pamelynn Esperanza, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Avital Falk, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Marcos Fe-Bornstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Kimberly Grocher, LCSW
Staff Associate in Psychiatry

Michael Grody, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry

Alison Hermann, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry

Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, MD
Assistant Attending Psychologist

Dimitris Kiosses, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Annie Li, MD
Assistant Attending Psychiatrist

Akshay Lohitsa, MD
Assistant Attending Psychiatrist

Elena Mayville, PhD
Assistant Attending Psychiatrist

Justin Mohatt, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Donald Nathanson, LCSW
Staff Associate in Psychiatry

Khadijah Watkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Brendon Watson, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry