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Dr. Adam D Spivack has the following 2 specialties
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Adam D Spivack has the following 13 expertise
- Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Personality Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Dr. Adam D Spivack has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Adam D Spivack is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Spivak is afraid to add new medications or to collaborate with the patient. In the field of psychiatry, you have to listen to the patient! after all, they are the ones who have to experience side effects & mood problems!!! he was dismissive of the reasons i gave for not wanting to take certain types of medication and made it seem like i was just being difficult. He only wanted to prescribe new drugs that he was familiar with instead of drugs that are the "gold standard" and have fewer side effects. Basically, he only wants to do what he's comfortable with. I get it. But if you want to work in psychiatry, you just can't have that attitude. Horrible.
my issue has been established and re-affirmed over the past many months, in part by dr. spivack.i have another-completely unrelated-medical condition and am on a medication that has essentially zero effect on anything relating to the issue for which i saw dr. spivack. he admits to not understanding the other medication, and refused to prescribe anything to me, even in very small doses that i have taken before. those low doses were effective, but minimally and i responded well to them.
Dr. Spivack is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Yale University School Of Medicine
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