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2021’s Best ADHD Medication Treatment for NYC Patients

January 31, 2021

by Natan Schleider, M.D. January 30th 2021 3 MINUTE READ As the COVID19 pandemic worsens mental health, my NYC patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) are anxious, less focused, and need close follow-up. As 2021 begins, many ‘new’ ADHD medicines have been advertised. Understanding which ADHD medication is best for my NYC…

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3 Steps In Managing Adult Adhd/ADD, Anxiety, & Adverse Effects Of Adderall In NYC

January 10, 2021

By Natan Schleider, M.d. / Written January 10th, 2021 / 6 Minute Read Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impairs job or academic performance causing anxiety in NYC patients. Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders negatively affect concentration and focus painting an ADD like the picture. Stimulants (IE Adderall or Ritalin used…

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5 Secret Tips to finding a Good Psychiatrist in NYC in 2021

December 30, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. Written January 24th, 2020 How to find a good psychiatrist in NYC has been an issue for years. Most do not accept insurance. Many doctors and psychiatrists are working remotely during the COVID19 pandemic. For those patients who prefer office visits here are 5 tips that you have found a good…

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NYC Psychiatry & Primary Care is Certified in SPRAVATO (Esketamine) Treatment to New York City Patients with Depression

December 29, 2020

7 Tips for NYC Patients seeking SPRAVATO (Esketamine) Treatment for Depression Ketamine, an anesthetic with anti-depressant properties, treats stubborn depression. Depressed patients treated with esketamine (Spravato) often note significant mood improvement for weeks to months on average. As of late 2020/early 2021, Spravato is difficult to obtain. Pharmacies and doctors must become REMS certified to…

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Ashwagandha, the Royal Herb of Ayurvedic Medicine: An Herb with Anti-Anxiety Properties and Much More

December 28, 2020

Ashwagandha, the Royal Herb of Ayurvedic Medicine, Can Be Used in Treatment of Anxiety and Much Much More Ashwagandha is a medicinal plant found in Asia and Africa. Many phytochemicals have been extracted from Ashwagandha. The literal meaning of the word “Ashwagandha” is “smell of horse” for two reasons. One reason is that the fresh…

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2 COVID19 Lessons From 1927 That Apply TODAY August 14th, 2020–Time to Turn off your handheld device and open a book.

August 14, 2020

By Natan Schleider M.D. August 14th, 2020 Having consumed my fair share of data in the last 6 months about COVID19, I turned off my news feed and all my screens and checked my ‘antique’ medical literature only to learn 2 COVID19 Lessons From 1927 That Apply TODAY August 14th, 2020. WHATEVER WE KNEW IN 1927 IS…

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7 Vital Medical Items You Need BEFORE a Pandemic to Prevent Hospitalization for COVID-19

March 25, 2020

‘Hi doctor, I was exposed to Coronavirus 19 and now feel fever, chills, cough, and/or difficulty breathing. Do I have COVID-19 & when should I go to the hospital?’ Written by Natan Schleider, M.D. March 25th, 2020 10 PM 3 MINUTE READ NOTE TO ALL MY PATIENTS: INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW IS BASED ON CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES LAST…

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Coronavirus 19 STILL News March 2020 and 3 Ways to Combat Fear Generated by The Media

March 13, 2020

BY Natan Schleider, M.D. March 13th, 2020 THREE MINUTE READ ‘So what do you think of this coronavirus 19 thing? Because I’m scared…’ This is a common question I am getting regularly, especially from patients. Assaulted with news, updates, national guard movement, and political responses I have 3 suggestions: Educate yourself about Human Coronaviruses (there are a…

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Coronavirus COVID 19 remains in the News causing ‘Turmoil’ and ‘Panic’ March 6th, 2020: ‘When It Bleeds it Reads’

March 6, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. March 6th, 2020 9:20 am Information and news regarding coronavirus 19 changes as quickly as the name of the virus (1st called ‘2019 novel coronavirus’, then ‘2019 nCoV’ and now Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This leads to a misinformed public and more confusion AND MORE CLICKS AND USE OF MEDIA…

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How can I protect myself from the coronavirus COVID-19? 4 Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment Tips:

February 26, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. February 26th 2020 2 MINUTE READ 4 Coronavirus COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Tips: Keep following the Center of Disease Control recommendations daily. To date, they continue to emphasize the USA is low risk. And for good reason: the coronavirus is far less deadly than the influenza virus and many other viruses that cause cold…

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Which ADHD Medicine is Right for Me?

December 7, 2018

by Natan Schleider M.D. December 7th, 2018 So you think you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD formerly ADD) and you are considering medicine options. If you are like most patients I see, you’ve already queried friends, family, and the internet so you can tell the doctor what you think is best. I have no…

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Herbal Supplements: Helpful, Harmful, or Harmless when using Prescribed Medicines?

December 6, 2018

By Natan Schleider M.D. December 6th, 2018 One of the first things a good doctor does when discussing medical management of an illness is figuring out what treatments the patient is interested in. Chances are they have already tried cranberry for their urinary tract infections, St.John’s Wort for mood, and a host of other over-the-counter…

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Do I Have Clinical Depression or Am I Just Feeling Badly Because Life Just Dealt Me Crap?

November 18, 2018

By Natan Schleider, M.D. November 18th, 2018 So you just broke up with your fiancee, you or a loved one just got diagnosed with a serious illness, or you just started litigation. These are some of the most common reasons patients see me wondering if they are depressed. So how do doctors and mental health…

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Ten tips to be sure you have been prescribed the right antidepressant?

October 15, 2018

By Natan Schleider, M.D. October 15th, 2018 ‘So my mood is much better,’ said my patient last week, ‘but I can’t get it up.’ Antidepressant medicines (not a great name for what they do since many also treat anxiety without depression, nerve pain, fibromyalgia, etc) come in many families and varieties. Choosing the right one…

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Testosterone Therapy Part I: ‘I’m On an Opiate [buprenorphine, Suboxone, methadone, morphine, etc] and My Mood and/or Libido are blah’

August 19, 2018

by Natan Schleider, M.D. August 19th, 2018 While the USA suffers through another opioid use epidemic (yes, we’ve had them before but I’ll give you the history lesson another time), the focus of press and medical/government powers that be are appropriately focused on preventing overdose and death. Far less attention is paid to adverse effects…

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A Family Doctor’s Visit to See a Cosmetic Dermatologist for Sun Damaged Skin Part I: Poikiloderma of Civatte

August 18, 2018

By Natan Schleider, M.D. I don’t wear skinny jeans. I wear flip flops whenever I can which apparently are out of style. And while starting to go bald–which I’ve decided to ‘own’ rather than pursue hair plugs or the ever-popular toupee, the sun-damaged skin on my forehead has been bothering me (only when I look…

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Medicine Changes It’s Mind Every 10 Years, Case in Point, Vitamin D Supplements No Longer Advised

August 13, 2018

By Natan Schleider, M.D. August 13th, 2018 Having been in practice 13 years now, I’ll let you in on a secret: fifty percent of everything you learn or read about in the news regarding health and medicine will be obsolete or wrong, sometimes even harmful, within 10 years or so. Does that mean I should…

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What to Bring BEFORE You Go To The Emergency Room to Keep You Sane

July 29, 2018

By Natan Schleider,  M.D. July 29th, 2018 Having gotten a call that my 5-year-old daughter had just fallen at the playground in camp and was complaining of right wrist pain, I hustled down to pick her up. While crying inconsolably, the ice pack on her wrist already warm, she said ‘I can’t move my fingers…

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Cosmetic Medicine Part 1: What A Doctor Does for Prevention and Treatment of Sun-damaged Skin

July 23, 2018

by Natan Schleider M.D. July 23rd, 2018 Now that I am 42, those blissful days at the beach when I casually remembered to add SPF sunblock occasionally are catching up. Suddenly my skin in looking like it has some age spots, wrinkles, and my forehead has pigment changes. I realize I’m no male model but…

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How to Prevent Excess Sweating Like Sweaty Armpits- Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis

June 23, 2018

by Natan Schleider, M.D. June 23rd, 2018 With temperatures on the rise here in New York City now that summer is here (and special thanks to climate change), I find myself sweating profusely. While this may be normal, when shirts, armpits, and back are sticking to your shirt, I feel quite uncomfortable. This may be…

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