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Dr. Donald Allen Moses, M.D.

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Donald Allen Moses, M.D.
  • Greenvale, NY
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When should I seek anger management?

Anger management will help you control the unreasonable outbursts, but it will not necessarily let you discover the cause of your irritability and blow-ups at home. It would help READ MORE
Anger management will help you control the unreasonable outbursts, but it will not necessarily let you discover the cause of your irritability and blow-ups at home. It would help more to talk with a qualified mental health therapist to allow you to understand and possibly direct your anger toward its basic provocation.

Is there a connection between mental health and chronic pain?

Yes, There can be a connection between and emotional problem and chronic pain. I direct you to the books by Dr. John Sarno on the subject of rage and chronic back pain

Does psychoanalysis help with depression?

These days it is more like psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and yes, with the right psychiatrist or psychologist it can not only help, but often can even cure depression. BUT be prepared READ MORE
These days it is more like psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and yes, with the right psychiatrist or psychologist it can not only help, but often can even cure depression. BUT be prepared for a long haul.

How do I detect it?

I assume that you are referring to your mood swings, Intense mood swings, often not explainable are not uncommon in adolescents. However it would be advisable to consult a competent READ MORE
I assume that you are referring to your mood swings, Intense mood swings, often not explainable are not uncommon in adolescents. However it would be advisable to consult a competent psychiatrist or psychologist for an evaluation. But beware, too many people are misdiagnosed as having bipolar disorder. If medication is recommended get a second opinion.

Are antidepressants good for elderly patients?

This is a question that has to be answered on an individual basis. I do not know what specialty is the physician that prescribed the anti-depressant, but your mother should be READ MORE
This is a question that has to be answered on an individual basis. I do not know what specialty is the physician that prescribed the anti-depressant, but your mother should be evaluated by a qualified geriatric psychiatrist before any new psychological medication is prescribed

Is there a way that I can concentrate better?

There are may causes for loss of concentration. It can be certain psychological factors, (stress, anxiety, depression) or physical, (ADD). First find out what is causing this READ MORE
There are may causes for loss of concentration. It can be certain psychological factors, (stress, anxiety, depression) or physical, (ADD). First find out what is causing this and then certain remedies, mind exercises or medication can be tried.

Is Adderall the only form of treatment for ADHD?

If your son is suffering from a true physical ADD and not psychological factors that can mimic ADD then, unfortunately, medication is the best answer.

Blurred vision with Celexa. Is this normal?

Yes, Celexa can cause blurred vision as a side effect. If it does not pass in another week, you can switch to another anti-depressant. Individuals react differently to each of READ MORE
Yes, Celexa can cause blurred vision as a side effect. If it does not pass in another week, you can switch to another anti-depressant. Individuals react differently to each of the medications

Drinking himself into unconsciousness

It seems that you have tried everything. If your husband does not have enough motivation to take advantage of what you have done for him, then, unfortunately you may be helpless READ MORE
It seems that you have tried everything. If your husband does not have enough motivation to take advantage of what you have done for him, then, unfortunately you may be helpless to do anything more to help him.

Can hypnosis help me give up smoking?

Yes. It worked for my son, it can work for you.

Can a psychiatrist treat people who are suffering from alcohol addiction?

Yes, I have often treated alcoholics successfully, sometimes without AA. But the best chance is a psychiatrist or psychologist in conjunction with AA.

Is there a difference between Psychiatrist and a Therapist?

A psychiatrist has an MD, the others don't. I recommend a psychologist or psychiatric social worker who specializes in relationship therapy.

Can a family practitioner recommend antidepressant medications?

If you don't mind a psychiatrist doing brain surgery then it is okay for a family doctor to prescribe psychiatric medication. It is preferable to have the prescriptions coming READ MORE
If you don't mind a psychiatrist doing brain surgery then it is okay for a family doctor to prescribe psychiatric medication. It is preferable to have the prescriptions coming from a psychiatrist.

What are the guidelines for recommending psychiatric medication?

An accurate diagnosis and an accurate prescription. However, different people respond differently to medications and you may have to try several before finding one that works READ MORE
An accurate diagnosis and an accurate prescription. However, different people respond differently to medications and you may have to try several before finding one that works for you

What is the education and training required to become a psychiatrist?

College, 4 years of medical school with an MD degree. Three to four years of psychiatric residency. It is a long haul and worth it if you want to be able to prescribe psychiatric READ MORE
College, 4 years of medical school with an MD degree. Three to four years of psychiatric residency. It is a long haul and worth it if you want to be able to prescribe psychiatric medicine. If you are interested in dynamic psychotherapy (talk therapy), a PhD in psychology is probably a better education.

Donald A. Moses, MD

How can I get rid of my depression and anxiety?

There are too many causes fore anxiety and depression, (finances, career, family, general dissatisfaction with life) to be able to answer that question. Talking to a professional, READ MORE
There are too many causes fore anxiety and depression, (finances, career, family, general dissatisfaction with life) to be able to answer that question. Talking to a professional, psychiatrist, psychologist, who does not immediately prescribe medication is probably the best way to go.

Why do I feel gloomy and sad during winters?

Gloomy is not an unusual feeling in winter, even for Swedes who are used to it. Being from India I would hope that your Eastern philosophy, perhaps Buddhism could be of use to READ MORE
Gloomy is not an unusual feeling in winter, even for Swedes who are used to it. Being from India I would hope that your Eastern philosophy, perhaps Buddhism could be of use to overcome the urge to succumb to the feelings.

Will a psychiatrist help me with my depression?

Yes. A combination of medication and talk therapy can frequently cure a depression.

Is there a cure for schizophrenia?

Everybody is individual, but usually it will require lifelong medication, much like type 1 diabetes.