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Dr. Renata Angelini, MD

Psychiatry & Neurology | Psychiatry

Dr. Renata Angelini is a psychiatrist practicing in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Angelini is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Angelini diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Angelini may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Angelini treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
Dr. Renata Angelini, MD
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Is there any medication to help my husband quit alcohol?

There are some options to help him remain abstinent but first he needs to want to reach sobriety, then depending on quantity of daily intake and time he has been drinking he may READ MORE
There are some options to help him remain abstinent but first he needs to want to reach sobriety, then depending on quantity of daily intake and time he has been drinking he may need to go in a Detox/Rehab center due to withdrawal symptoms from alcohol that can be severe to the point of causing seizures/delirium. Finally, try to maintain sobriety through attending AA meetings, getting an sponsor and perhaps trying naltrexone to reduce cravings if any. Other medications can be used as well if other psychiatric symptoms such as depression and/or anxiety emerge after he stops drinking. Alcohol and/or drug use really depends on the person's will and motivation to stop. If the person is not ready emotionally to reach sobriety there is not much anyone around them can do but remain supportive and not enable their behavior.

Is being obsessed with looks a psychological problem?

It could be a sign of insecurity but it is hard to say without more information such as age, emotional state of her mind, etc. If you are not able to talk to her or she does not READ MORE
It could be a sign of insecurity but it is hard to say without more information such as age, emotional state of her mind, etc. If you are not able to talk to her or she does not open up to you perhaps getting a psychologist to talk to her once a week would be helpful for extra support.

Is trichitilomania curable?

Yes, it can be resolved through therapy and sometimes medication intervention. She needs to see a therapist first and start working on the underlying causes that lead her to compulsively READ MORE
Yes, it can be resolved through therapy and sometimes medication intervention. She needs to see a therapist first and start working on the underlying causes that lead her to compulsively pull her hair.

I am extremely scared of talking in public. Why do I have this fear?

It is hard to say the reason why exactly without knowing more about you and your upbringing, but it could be due to some traumatic experience, insecurities, depression, etc. It READ MORE
It is hard to say the reason why exactly without knowing more about you and your upbringing, but it could be due to some traumatic experience, insecurities, depression, etc. It would be good to see a therapist to start working on this issue.

Is there a cure for schizophrenia?

Unfortunately, so far we have not been able to find a cure for schizophrenia. Although positive symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions, hallucinations tend to get better as READ MORE
Unfortunately, so far we have not been able to find a cure for schizophrenia. Although positive symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions, hallucinations tend to get better as one ages for unknown reasons. But they will still present with negative symptoms such as apathy, lack of emotion, poor social functioning, etc;

Will a psychiatrist help me with my depression?

If your symptoms are worsening, it is definitely important to address them. The psychiatrist can certainly help since they assess the severity of symptoms and discuss medications READ MORE
If your symptoms are worsening, it is definitely important to address them. The psychiatrist can certainly help since they assess the severity of symptoms and discuss medications that will be helpful to improve your symptoms. Individual therapy with a counselor or psychologist will also be important as well. But if your suicidal thoughts are frequent and accompanied by intent and/or plan, please don't wait to see someone, just go immediately to the nearest emergency room. You can also call the suicide hotline number 1-800-273-8255 to get more help. Try to add to your thoughts "suicide is never an option."

My husband has severe post traumatic stress disorder. What can be done to help him cope?

Yes there are medications that can help contain the symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, irritability, depression, etc but also very important for him to engage with therapist READ MORE
Yes there are medications that can help contain the symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, irritability, depression, etc but also very important for him to engage with therapist that is trained in PTSD treatment. He needs to be able to process what he has experienced and seen. Patients with PTSD tend to avoid treatment thinking that not talking about it or trying not to think about it may help go away but it won't. PTSD treatment depending on the severity of symptoms can be a difficulty process for patients to tolerate. Especially because may make symptoms worse in some cases before it gets better. Like treating a painful, infected wound - to treat is painful and gets more inflamed but eventually it starts healing from inside out. Hope this helps and please encourage him to start treating

Is it true that watching porn can cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes, there is a correlation with pornography and erectile dysfunction. Pornography, especially if it has violent sex, can desensitize the male and cause him not to be able to experience READ MORE
Yes, there is a correlation with pornography and erectile dysfunction. Pornography, especially if it has violent sex, can desensitize the male and cause him not to be able to experience true intimacy. To stop watching porn is a beginning, but may not be an immediate solution and, depending on the severity or addiction to pornography, the person may need individual therapy.

My daughter is starting to tell me she is hearing voices. What is causing this?

There are many things that could be causing this such as thyroid issues, infections, tumor in her brain or drug use (cannabis, methamphetamine or cocaine). She needs full physical READ MORE
There are many things that could be causing this such as thyroid issues, infections, tumor in her brain or drug use (cannabis, methamphetamine or cocaine). She needs full physical exam with blood work up, MRI of the Brain and urine drug screening. Cannabis has been laced or substitute in the streets for K2 and it won't show up in the urine unless the doctor or hospital requests for K2 screening. Hope this helps and that she recovers soon

Is bipolar disorder curable?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for bipolar at this time. Symptoms are managed and contained through medication to help patients maintain stability.