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Olga Tchikindas

Dr. Olga Tchikindas is an Addiction Psychiatrist practicing in PRINCETON, NJ. Dr. Tchikindas evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people who suffer from impulse control conditions related to addiction. As an Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Tchikindas is a substance abuse expert, and is trained to fully understand the biological science behind addiction, in order to properly treat each patient.
34 years Experience
Olga Tchikindas
  • PRINCETON, NJ
  • Saratov State Medical University
  • Accepting new patients

Bipolar Medicaton

There is no best medication for Bipolar, it is the best medication for you. Your doctor will consider other meds. that you might be taking for different illnesses and discuss the READ MORE
There is no best medication for Bipolar, it is the best medication for you. Your doctor will consider other meds. that you might be taking for different illnesses and discuss the drugs interactions. Also your doctor will tailor the med. to your symptoms ( like agitation, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, depression, anger, use of drugs, etc.)

My wife has no urge for sex. What should we do?

See primary care physician first and exclude all possible causes (e.g. medication she is taking, thyroid issue, blood pressure, diabetes, urinary track infection, possible peri-menopausal READ MORE
See primary care physician first and exclude all possible causes (e.g. medication she is taking, thyroid issue, blood pressure, diabetes, urinary track infection, possible peri-menopausal period, etc.). Then PCP will guide you on what should be done next.

Is it safe for me to conceive if I am on antidepressants?

There no safe medications for pregnancy. Talk to your doctor to weight risk vs benefits, discuss other options of treatment. If pregnant while on medication, tell your OBGYN about READ MORE
There no safe medications for pregnancy. Talk to your doctor to weight risk vs benefits, discuss other options of treatment. If pregnant while on medication, tell your OBGYN about meds and doses. Later in pregnancy pediatrician will join the team of doctors to provide the best care for the mother and the baby.

Can schizophrenia be treated?

Schizophrenia is treatable ( not curable). Patients who take medications feel stable and functioning well. See psychiatrist and get the illness under control!

Why am I not happy as all other moms around me are?

Many things affect a new moms - hormonal changes, being tired and worrying all the time, could be postpartum depression. Sometimes extra 1 - 2 hours of sleep will make a big difference. READ MORE
Many things affect a new moms - hormonal changes, being tired and worrying all the time, could be postpartum depression. Sometimes extra 1 - 2 hours of sleep will make a big difference. If it does not, I recommend to see a psychiatrist. Motherhood suppose to be joyful time.

I'm having some severe chest pain with anxiety. Is this dangerous? What could it be?

Chest pain could be a sign of a serious problem and that should never be ignored. Since the anxiety is the diagnoses of exclusion, ECG should be done to exclude heart disease. READ MORE
Chest pain could be a sign of a serious problem and that should never be ignored. Since the anxiety is the diagnoses of exclusion, ECG should be done to exclude heart disease. Primary care physician besides ECG will also rule out or rule in lung and esophageal illness.