Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi MD, Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi MD

Psychiatrist | Psychiatry

200 Orchard Street Suite 402 New Haven CT, 06510



Dr. Frank Ninivaggi is a medically trained psychiatrist practicing in New Haven, CT. Dr. Ninivaggi is a medical doctor, affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He specializes in the care of those with mental health concerns. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Ninivaggi evaluates, diagnoses, and treats emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders. After a thorough face-to-face interview and assessment, Dr. Ninivaggi may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications adjustments, medication tapering, medication discontinuation, change of medicines, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions--- and more, depending on each case and a person's preferences. Different medications that a psychiatrist prescribes include antidepressants, antipsychotic medication, mood stabilizers, anti ADHD meds (that are not stimulant nor addicting), and for sleep. Dr. Ninivaggi treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, and ADD/ADHD by using non-stimulant drugs and not using Ritalin or amphetamine-like drugs. The least amount of medication that works with the least amount of side effects is often the best choice.

Board Certification

Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 39 years of experience
Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi MD
Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi MD's Expert Contributions
  • Making Sense of Emotion: Innovating Emotional Intelligence

    By Frank John Ninivaggi MDYale University School of MedicineYale Child Study CenterI propose that emotions are persons—personalities.Self-evident emotions are undeniable.  Recognizing this and giving emotions equal rights—equal to that of thoughts and thinking—with the same privileges, free...

Areas of expertise and specialization

Medication evaluations

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Clinical Professor Yale University School of Medicine Associate Attending, Yale-New Haven Hospital 1977 - 2017

Professional Memberships

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  • Yale New Haven Chldn Ctr, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins Hosp, Psychiatry  
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine   1974

Hospital Affiliations

  • Y

Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi MD's Practice location

Dr. Frank Ninivaggi, MD

200 Orchard Street -
New Haven, CT 06510
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