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Dr. Elena Bruck

Psychiatrist

Dr. Elena Bruck is a top Psychiatrist in New York, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Elena Bruck is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Elena Bruck is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Elena Bruck 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. Elena Bruck is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
24 years Experience
Dr. Elena Bruck
  • New York, NY
  • University of Vienna
  • Accepting new patients

My son has a birth defect in his hand. How can I make sure it doesn’t affect his confidence level?

It's best to remove the defect if possible. If not, be kind, explain that kids sometimes don't accept of differences try to instill other values and help him develop other skills. READ MORE
It's best to remove the defect if possible. If not, be kind, explain that kids sometimes don't accept of differences try to instill other values and help him develop other skills. seeing a therapist is always a good idea

Is it safe for my daughter to be on anxiety medication?

You are right that benzodiazepines can cause addiction. Maybe an antidepressant is a better option, but obviously I would need to know more about her and the symptoms.

How do I ween myself off of opioid medications?

You can see a substance abuse counselor and an addiction psychiatrist. It's a grave issue affecting a lot of people in this country

What causes depression during seasonal changes?

It's quite common. Some people need exposure to light and get depressed if they don't in the winter months. You can use a bright light therapy lamp. In any case, it's always good READ MORE
It's quite common. Some people need exposure to light and get depressed if they don't in the winter months. You can use a bright light therapy lamp. In any case, it's always good to see a psychiatrist if it doesn't work.

Are OCD and drug addiction related?

It can be. Therapist and psychiatrist could find out a more comprehensive information and provide recommendations and options

What is the education and training required to become a psychiatrist?

You need to go to medical school and then to residency in psychiatry. The degree is MD or DO in some cases (doctor in osteopathy) which is basically teh same thing except DOs also READ MORE
You need to go to medical school and then to residency in psychiatry. The degree is MD or DO in some cases (doctor in osteopathy) which is basically teh same thing except DOs also learn massage and bone/joint manipulation along with a regular medical curriculum

Will counseling help my son get over his stage fright?

Counseling, coaching, and medications can all be helpful depending on the case. In general, the more you avoid, the stronger the fear becomes, so the goal is to help overcome the READ MORE
Counseling, coaching, and medications can all be helpful depending on the case. In general, the more you avoid, the stronger the fear becomes, so the goal is to help overcome the fear first in a safe environment, then in real life, as well as trying to get to the root of why this is happening.

Can a psychiatrist help someone who is losing their memory?

There are medications, supplements and life style modifications which can be helpful to slow the cognitive decline. So yes, see a psychiatrist.

Difference in treatment between a psychiatrist and psychologist?

Psychiatrists are MDs and can prescribe medications. Some also provide psychotherapy (talk therapy). Therapists, such as psychologists and social workers, provide talk therapy READ MORE
Psychiatrists are MDs and can prescribe medications. Some also provide psychotherapy (talk therapy). Therapists, such as psychologists and social workers, provide talk therapy only of which there are many kinds. You can see either. If your therapist feels you need a psychiatrist, they will tell you

Has my mother's illness affected my wife?

Yes, of course it can. Hope and help are extremely important as well as seeking help - support groups, counseling or seeing a psychiatrist

I had severe postpartum depression after giving birth to my son. Is it likely I will have it with my second child?

It's common for postpartum depression to re-emerge, though not certain and depends on many circumstances. Please consult with a psychiatrist and your OB/GYN.

I am very shy in public. What can I do?

There is psychotherapy to teach you relax and deal with situations in constructive ways and certain medications can also help

Can depression cause physical symptoms?

Yes, both weight loss and somatic symptoms llike pain are related to depression, but make sure to have a full medical exam first to see whether pains are related to some other READ MORE
Yes, both weight loss and somatic symptoms llike pain are related to depression, but make sure to have a full medical exam first to see whether pains are related to some other cause.

I do not feel like I am properly loving my child. Is it post natal depression?

Postpartum blues and depression are common. Please talk to your OBGYN and a psychiatrist if recommended.

Does my son need to go through some kind of counselling during my divorce proceedings?

Seeing a therapist can never hurt. Talk to your son about it.

My daughter is going through a divorce. Should she get psychiatric counselling?

Talk to her about starting therapy, be supportive, make an appointment with a psychiatrist if she is depressed.

I am suddenly binge eating. Is it a mental disorder?

There are behavioral treatments for which you can see a therapist. There are also some medications which can be helpful. Then you should see a psychiatrist.

I feel negative most of the time. Is it a sign to be worried about?

Sure. You shouldn't be an unhappy person and suffer. Make an appointment with a therapist and, if necessary, with a psychiatrist. Try to build social connections, sleep enough, READ MORE
Sure. You shouldn't be an unhappy person and suffer. Make an appointment with a therapist and, if necessary, with a psychiatrist. Try to build social connections, sleep enough, eat healthily, and exercise.

Are there medications that can improve focus?

The question is why it is happening. There can be multiple reasons, and depending on the cause, there are many options, such as antidepressants for depression or anxiety, or stimulants READ MORE
The question is why it is happening. There can be multiple reasons, and depending on the cause, there are many options, such as antidepressants for depression or anxiety, or stimulants for ADHD.

Can chemotherapy cause depression?

It's common as she has to adapt to her new condition and face teh questions of illness and death. Antidepressants are safe to be on during chemo though it depends on the kind, READ MORE
It's common as she has to adapt to her new condition and face teh questions of illness and death. Antidepressants are safe to be on during chemo though it depends on the kind, please contact your health care provider