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Dr. Vivian Shnaidman, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Vivian Shnaidman is a psychiatrist practicing in Skillman, NJ. Dr. Shnaidman is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Shnaidman diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Shnaidman 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. Shnaidman treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
30 years Experience
Dr. Vivian Shnaidman, M.D.
  • Skillman, NJ
  • Tel Aviv Univ- Sackler Fac Of Med- Tel Aviv- Israel
  • Accepting new patients

My daughter has suddenly lost her appetite. Could it be a hormonal issue?

A sudden loss of appetite could be indicative of a lot of different conditions. It could be hormonal - but it could be something as scary as cancer. I'd start with taking her to READ MORE
A sudden loss of appetite could be indicative of a lot of different conditions. It could be hormonal - but it could be something as scary as cancer. I'd start with taking her to the pediatrician for a full physical examination, including blood work. If all of that comes back completely normal then you might want to consult a psychiatrist to see if stress is contributing to her problems. Eating less than normal does not always indicate a loss of appetite but can sometimes indicate an eating disorder. Still, good practice calls for ruling out any organic (physical/medical) causes of her decreased intake of food first. Good luck!