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Katherine Lau

Psychologist

Dr. Katherine Lau is a top Psychologist in New York, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Katherine Lau is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Katherine Lau is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Katherine Lau is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In New York, NY, Dr. Katherine Lau is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
7 years Experience
Katherine Lau
  • New York, NY
  • New York University
  • Accepting new patients

Is anxiety disorder normal with aging?

Comorbidity is common, i.e. anxiety disorder and panic attacks / panic disorders are often intertwined for manifestations. I suggest that your father seeks professional help for READ MORE
Comorbidity is common, i.e. anxiety disorder and panic attacks / panic disorders are often intertwined for manifestations. I suggest that your father seeks professional help for his problematic issues.

What causes depression in some people?

Major depression is a widely used diagnostic category but there is increasing dissatisfaction with its performance. The diathesis-stress model is an alternative approach that does READ MORE
Major depression is a widely used diagnostic category but there is increasing dissatisfaction with its performance. The diathesis-stress model is an alternative approach that does not require the (sometimes arbitrary) imposition of categories onto the spectrum of depressive morbidity. However, application of this model has not been well explored and its consistency with available epidemiologic data is uncertain.

I urge you to seek professional help to answer some of your questions.

For how long does a course of treatment for depression normally last?

There is no absolute answer to your question. While there may be genetic factor for depression, my sense is that environmental factors play an important role in depression. My READ MORE
There is no absolute answer to your question. While there may be genetic factor for depression, my sense is that environmental factors play an important role in depression. My experience tells me that there may be deeper causes of anxiety and depression, that are usually related to personal history. I suggest that you seek professional help to answer some of your questions.

Is there a link between loss of appetite and depression?

It is possible that there is adjustment issue involved. My sense is that there may be deeper causes of anxiety and depression, that are usually related to personal history. I suggest READ MORE
It is possible that there is adjustment issue involved. My sense is that there may be deeper causes of anxiety and depression, that are usually related to personal history. I suggest that your father seeks professional help for his issues.

Nightmares stopped but have returned. What can I do?

I appreciate your efforts to get help for your PTSD and issues related to losses. I would encourage you to seek professional help to answer some of your questions and concerns READ MORE
I appreciate your efforts to get help for your PTSD and issues related to losses. I would encourage you to seek professional help to answer some of your questions and concerns in mind. A wish to "undoing" is not an uncommon worrying defense when you re-experience some of the old traumatic experience.

What is neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology may contain primarily original, empirical research on the relation between brain and human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral function. Sought are submissions READ MORE
Neuropsychology may contain primarily original, empirical research on the relation between brain and human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral function. Sought are submissions of experimental, cognitive, behavioral, and neuroimaging research with implications for neuropsychological theory, research, and practice.

I think I may be depressed. What do I do?

I find Psychology Today helpful, for some of the articles that could give you more ideas of your symptomatic issues. The Website can also provide you possible referral sources. READ MORE
I find Psychology Today helpful, for some of the articles that could give you more ideas of your symptomatic issues. The Website can also provide you possible referral sources.

Autism and Gender

In my opinion, there is no binary answer to your questions in terms of the diagnosis of Autism. I encourage you to seek professional help and to get what you need in treatment. READ MORE
In my opinion, there is no binary answer to your questions in terms of the diagnosis of Autism. I encourage you to seek professional help and to get what you need in treatment.

Are certain mental illness treatments more effective than others?

While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has a lot of empirical research supporting its approach, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can provide empathic, experienced perspectives READ MORE
While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has a lot of empirical research supporting its approach, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can provide empathic, experienced perspectives to help you more fully understand your current issues, and to see if there are patterns outside of your awareness that are contributing to your difficulties. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can help you explore deeper causes of anxiety and depression, that are usually related to personal history.