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Dr. Ellyn S Shander 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. Ellyn S Shander has the following 13 expertise
- Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ellyn S Shander - Posted on October 10th, 2018
Makes you dependent by over medicating making you even crazier then when you initially first started seeing her. Had me on 30 pills a day. Ruined years of my life until I woke up. I’m not on any medication and it’s been six years. I’ve been to other doctors and they’ve told me that I’m not what she diagnosed me with.
Silver Hill Hospital
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ellyn S Shander - Posted on August 15th, 2017
I ended up at Silver Hill in New Canaan June9th,2017. And I was lucky enough to be a patient of Dr. Shander. In my lifetime I've seen a lot of "shrinks" and she BY FAR was the best ever. Compassionate, Competent and very understanding of all my health issues both mental and physical. The care I received from her will stay with me forever. I currently and for the last 12yrs have been treated at Bridges in Milford, Ct. and I intend to find a way to become an out patient of Dr. Shander.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ellyn S Shander - Posted on August 2nd, 2017
AVOID THIS DR. SHANDER
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ellyn S Shander - Posted on June 25th, 2017
Had minor post pardom and was sent to this Dr. I spent the next four years of my life in a bed unable to function in day to day life. She had my entire family brainwashed into believing how much I needed her. Yes she does go above and beyond any regular dr. I. Relieve what she does is illegal. Texting in the middle of the night. Speaking with family members against wishes (hippa). She had me on 8 psychotropic drugs at once. I had Dr. induced manic depression. I was naive, I really thought people went into the medical field to help people. This Dr. is a very sick person. One of her patients even hung themselves at silver hill. I suggest if you are under her care to GET OUT IMMEDIATELY. Run for your life. Her intentions are not to make you feel better but for you to be completely dependent on her.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ellyn S Shander - Posted on July 11th, 2016
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2018)
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Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
39 Years Experience
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Ellyn S Shander Accepts the Following Insurance
- Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
- Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
- Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
- Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
More about Dr. Ellyn S Shander
Dr. Shander specializes in eating disorders and trauma recovery.
Locations & DirectionsELLYN SUE SHANDER MD, 1933 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT
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