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Dr. Irene Yaymadjian

Psychologist

Dr. Irene Yaymadjian is a top psychotherapist in Sherman Oaks, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Irene Yaymadjian is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Irene Yaymadjian is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Irene Yaymadjian is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Sherman Oaks, California, Dr. Irene Yaymadjian is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.

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3 years Experience
Dr. Irene Yaymadjian
  • Sherman Oaks, California
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Accepting new patients

Why am I such an introvert?

This is very normal to feel as an introvert. You might want to look at your anxiety levels and how you were as a kid, at times if you are an introvert you might experience something READ MORE
This is very normal to feel as an introvert. You might want to look at your anxiety levels and how you were as a kid, at times if you are an introvert you might experience something called social anxiety. When you have social anxiety, you might feel closed off or at times even suffocated when around others because they tend to drain you. The best thing is to go into therapy talk to your therapist for about 10 sessions and discuss with them what is happening. They might be able to give you some guidance as to what to work on and also point out some of your triggers so that you know how to cope better.

Irene Yaymadjian, PsyD

How serious can anorexia be?

Anorexia can be very serious and can at times even cause death. It’s very important that your sister gets into a center where there is a team that can help her from feeding, to READ MORE
Anorexia can be very serious and can at times even cause death. It’s very important that your sister gets into a center where there is a team that can help her from feeding, to diet, exercise, and mental health.

Irene Yaymadjian, PsyD

Is coffee an addiction?

When you look at it, anything can really be an addiction. However, things that we put in our body can cause different kinds of addictions such as our body developing a tolerance READ MORE
When you look at it, anything can really be an addiction. However, things that we put in our body can cause different kinds of addictions such as our body developing a tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. 3 to 7 cups a day I would say is a little over the top; you might want to ask her to stop or decrease the caffeine and see what happens with her body. She also needs to keep in mind that caffeine makes the body dehydrated so it’s very important to hydrate daily double than the regular person since she’s drinking so much coffee.

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How can I possibly console my son?

As a young male growing up, especially in our society with such influence from social media and so forth, it might be hard for parents to talk to their children about the different READ MORE
As a young male growing up, especially in our society with such influence from social media and so forth, it might be hard for parents to talk to their children about the different parts of their body. This is a usual and very common thing that males go through. It might be best to have him talk to either a doctor or maybe an adult who is a male that he feels comfortable with.

Irene Yaymadjian, PsyD

Can counseling help my husband's behavior?

Therapy would absolutely help. However, someone needs to be motivated and want to help in order for it to work. You might want to ask your husband if something happened or if he READ MORE
Therapy would absolutely help. However, someone needs to be motivated and want to help in order for it to work. You might want to ask your husband if something happened or if he is going through some emotional frustration, typically when males are hurt or feel rejected or any emotions that caused him to feel more sensitive and vulnerable they tend to respond to these feelings with anger, as a post to women when they are sad they tend to cry more often.

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Is one dependent on anti-depressants for life?

Psychotropic medication is typically used temporarily in conjunction to individual psychotherapy to help patients cope with her feelings while they work on the healing process READ MORE
Psychotropic medication is typically used temporarily in conjunction to individual psychotherapy to help patients cope with her feelings while they work on the healing process in therapy. However, certain diagnoses such as bipolar, schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders may require long-term medication use. This is a really good question for your psychiatrist, you might want to consult with them to develop a better understanding.

Do bad dreams mean anything?

You might want to ask your son if he has experienced any trauma lately. I would say give it about two months to see if it goes away if it doesn’t you should definitely take him READ MORE
You might want to ask your son if he has experienced any trauma lately. I would say give it about two months to see if it goes away if it doesn’t you should definitely take him to a therapist.

I am extremely stressed out because I'm under way too much pressure at work. Please help.

Burn out is very high amongst people who have stressful jobs and do not take care of themselves. It is very important for you to organize your time and set boundaries as to when READ MORE
Burn out is very high amongst people who have stressful jobs and do not take care of themselves. It is very important for you to organize your time and set boundaries as to when you start and stop working. Incorporate working out, eating well during your lunch breaks, and avoid taking any work home. The first way to start is to make sure you are actually taking a lunch break and not working when you’re supposed to be resting. Sufficient sleep is also very critical or else you will burn out and you will not be able to go to work at all.

How do I overcome negativity in my life?

I am a strong believer in “you become what you think”. You might want to go see a psychiatrist to see if you might actually be depressed or you just think negatively. Either READ MORE
I am a strong believer in “you become what you think”. You might want to go see a psychiatrist to see if you might actually be depressed or you just think negatively. Either way, cognitive behavioral therapy would work wonders for short term therapy. However, if you want to heal and are willing to go in more depth of understanding yourself, I would highly recommend seeing an analyst of some sort.

Are panic attacks while taking anti depressants normal?

Psychotropic medication is very useful in conjunction to individual therapy and treatment for depression and anxiety. However, this is a really good question for your psychiatrist READ MORE
Psychotropic medication is very useful in conjunction to individual therapy and treatment for depression and anxiety. However, this is a really good question for your psychiatrist since they are the prescribing doctor.

When is it advised to see a doctor for depression?

The best time to seek out a doctor for any kind of care is when the symptoms of your problem start to get in the way of your life such as your friends and your work and so forth. READ MORE
The best time to seek out a doctor for any kind of care is when the symptoms of your problem start to get in the way of your life such as your friends and your work and so forth. A good sign that you may benefit from see The best time to seek out a doctor for any kind of care is when the symptoms of your problem start to get in the way of your life such as your friends and your work and so forth. A good sign that you may benefit from seeking additional help is when you start asking yourself if you should actually get help. It’s your unconscious speaking to your subconscious to bring it to conscious. Just some psychology talk

Is forgetfulness a mental illness?

There are many factors that can contribute to memory loss.You first might want to start off asking yourself if you were possibly depressed.Russian has many symptoms that can throw READ MORE
There are many factors that can contribute to memory loss.You first might want to start off asking yourself if you were possibly depressed.Russian has many symptoms that can throw you off memory loss being one of them. This is a good opportunity for you to go see a therapist to get assessed for possible depression or ADD. If both are ruled out you might want to see a neurologist however you were only 29 so I would stick to possibly taking more care of yourself and helping yourself organize her thoughts and possibly try meditation

Can physical illness lead to depression?

Physical illness can definitely lead to depression. Many of our psychological symptoms and disorders cause somatic symptoms which are a fancy name of physical struggles. It’s important READ MORE
Physical illness can definitely lead to depression. Many of our psychological symptoms and disorders cause somatic symptoms which are a fancy name of physical struggles. It’s important that if you were having any kind of medical condition to get some sort of support whether it’s from a support group or therapist to get you through the psychological effects it might have on you while you’re healing your body.

I feel hungry all the time. Is it a psychological problem?

Hi there, This is a very good question. People eat for different reasons, some people eat when emotionally depressed, anxious, or if they are addicted to the types of food READ MORE
Hi there,

This is a very good question. People eat for different reasons, some people eat when emotionally depressed, anxious, or if they are addicted to the types of food that they are eating, like sugar processed foods. You might want to see a therapist for this and process how the food you are eating is making you feel. Typically, if you’re eating a lot of sugar, usually sugar makes you feel better, which in turn will let you know that you might be dealing with some sort of depression or you might be missing something in your life. It’s a great thing to know when you going to therapy. I hope this helps.

What could be the reason for my anxiety?

Typically when we get anxious we are worried about something in the future. Try practicing doing one thing at a time, for instance when you’re brushing your teeth just focus on READ MORE
Typically when we get anxious we are worried about something in the future. Try practicing doing one thing at a time, for instance when you’re brushing your teeth just focus on brushing your teeth. And then pick another task to do. Usually we will do multiple tasks at once which makes us anxious because we realize how much we have to do and how little time we have. Mindfulness is a great thing to practice during this time.

How do I get over the loss of my father?

We never really get over the loss of a loved one. We just learn how to cope and tolerate the feelings that come up when we think about them and the loss that we suffered. This READ MORE
We never really get over the loss of a loved one. We just learn how to cope and tolerate the feelings that come up when we think about them and the loss that we suffered. This is really important for you to see a therapist and/or join a grief support group to help you process the stages of grief and get you to better understand how to help tolerate and cope with your loss. I’m very sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent is a very painful one. Hillside Wellness Center has a grief support group that they will be starting in the month of August. Please reach out if needed at 818-743-4033.

Is my daughter dependent on paracetamols? Could it be a psychological problem?

This might be a really good question to ask someone who deals with addiction or your general doctor. And also to develop an understanding of where your daughter is obtaining the READ MORE
This might be a really good question to ask someone who deals with addiction or your general doctor. And also to develop an understanding of where your daughter is obtaining the substance from.

How can I overcome negativity at my work place?

You might want to pay attention to other people possibly getting competitive and a little bit jealous of you and your position at work. The workplace competitiveness and emotional READ MORE
You might want to pay attention to other people possibly getting competitive and a little bit jealous of you and your position at work. The workplace competitiveness and emotional abuse is very high, especially when you work for big corporations. Talk to yourself nicely and let yourself know that you are an excellent employee and you deserve the job that you have. Don’t let their negativity get in your way, it’s only their problems that they are projecting onto you.

I am suffering from low self esteem with negative feelings about myself. Could I be depressed?

You might want to ask yourself when these feelings started. Have they been around for a long time or did something trigger it? You might be a little depressed or self-conscious READ MORE
You might want to ask yourself when these feelings started. Have they been around for a long time or did something trigger it? You might be a little depressed or self-conscious about something that is happening in your life or your current life situation. Ask yourself certain questions as, am I happy with where I am in my life? Am I surrounded by good people that I love? And always try to set a goal for yourself or something by the end of the day that always makes you feel better cause you look forward to getting something accomplished.

I am feeling very anxious and angry most of the time. What should I do?

This might be some signs of depression. It really depends on how old you are. You might want to see a therapist and have them treat you according to your symptoms may be about READ MORE
This might be some signs of depression. It really depends on how old you are. You might want to see a therapist and have them treat you according to your symptoms may be about 5 to 10 sessions will do at least you’ll develop a better understanding of how you’re feeling, what you’re feeling, and why you’re feeling that way. And then develop some coping strategies. However you first have to know what is making you depressed.