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Dr. Judith Blitman has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Judith Blitman has the following 7 expertise
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Judith Blitman has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Judith Blitman is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Bad with trauma experiences. She can feel judgy. Please be aware. (I.e. asked if I'd ever had assertiveness training, ever thought not to invite a man over unless I wanted sex, asked whether I screamed out for help each time I was assaulted despite me trying to explain how scared I was). Seems a bit culturally insensitive too. I'm Mexican American, and she seemed to struggle to relate to my upbringing. Finally, she told me that she has a hard policy: if you attempt suicide while in her care, she will stop seeing you. She said it's because it means you are not committed to your work with her, or that something isn't working. So, she'll make you find another psychiatrist if you attempt suicide. Note: this experience is just based on my first visit.
Dr. Blitman listened attentively, asked intelligent questions and after a few appointments offered advice that I found helpful in dealing with difficult situations in my life. She took time discussing my problems with me and assessed them with more sophistication and nuance than any other doctor Iâve seen. She advised me about medication that might be useful and took my feelings about them into account. I would recommend her to anyone.
Saw reviews on here that were disturbing but I went anyway because she is right down the block. I figured the negative reviews were from "slightly crazy" perhaps overly sensitive people. I decided to see for myself. I laughed when she was overly brusque on the phone because I was prepared for it. She was a bit curt. What I was not prepared for was being asked "How long have you been obese?" when I didn't even bring up the subject of weight? ( I am indeed 50 lbs overweight but never been labeles obese) I said why don't you take a baseball bat and just hit me with it. So I thought.. she is a direct New Yorker; maybe thats good. Then I thought If it were me even 3 years ago and a doctor said that to me, I would have sunk into a 3 month depression. Aren't psychiatrists. supposed to be empathetic? I don't know. Insensitive or direct. You decide.I also handed her a check the minute I went into the office. At the end of the session she asked me for a check. I told her I gave it to her at the beginning of the appointment.She does have a habit of saying (as someone pointed out) um umhmmmm....m hmmmmmm umhmmm.In summary, she seemed intelligent and aware enough. She was quick to try and label me in some way. Her appearance was of a mad scientist--kind of thrown together. She asked pertinent questions. She seemed to know her drugs. I also think she is disorganized, the lobby could use some sprucing up, and perhaps insensitive.I've decided to go somewhere else.
1. Phone manners absolutely disturbing.2. Rude and abnoxious both on the phone and in person.3. She rushes and rushes as though trying to push you out the door as though her services were charity.4. Makes you do her paper work, to fill out her claim forms and to locate addreses so that she can be paid, to say the least.5. Blames you when she makes a mistake with your prescription.6. Has absolutely no people skills whatsover.Thank God I found a better doc, right away.
36 Years Experience
State University of New York Downstate
Graduated in 1977
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