Dr. Maia Mamamtavrishvili is a psychiatrist practicing in New York, New York. Dr. Mamamtavrishvili is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Mamamtavrishvili diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Mamamtavrishvili 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. Mamamtavrishvili treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
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Education and Training
Tbilisi State Medical University
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HI, I am sorry to hear that you're suffering from anxiety and depression. While it is very important to take medications regularly, some medications, including Prozac, can stay in the system for a while. The symptoms most likely will not come back immediately for 2 reasons: 1. The current dose is low, 2. Prozac has a long half life, meaning it might stay in the system for 2-3 weeks. In any case, you have to inform your doctor about it. Also, store medications in accessible, secure places. Best of luck. READ MORE
Yes, anxiety can be manifested in many different ways, such as tightness in the chest and/or throat, dry mouth, tremors (shakes) numbness, and tension in the different parts of the body. It can also vary in intensity from mild to very intense sensations. If you’re experiencing any of the listed symptoms quite often, you might benefit from the professional consultation, where your symptoms will be evaluated comprehensively. Best of luck. READ MORE
Hi, Meningioma is usually a very slow growing, benign tumor. It looks like the first operation was successful and at present, you are properly monitored. I hope the recently discovered meningioma will not cause you any trouble. I also think that after the surgery you've become more vulnerable and sensitive. It happens after the emotional and physical stress. I also see that you've stayed in marriage much longer than many other couples. The problem that is bothering you now might disappear spontaneously. If you continue feeling lost or uncomfortable, you might need to seek professional help, I mean therapy. Good luck. Wishing the best. READ MORE
Hi, Major depression can have various manifestations and impacts on a person’s functionality, from minor, manageable discomfort to severe disability. I know many who can work with compensated major depression and some who can’t. Disability status should be determined after the response to the medication trial. If the person is experiencing an episode of MD, and has partial or no response to treatment, temporary disability claim can be filed. Permanent disability for MD will require more time for determination. It usually happens after several episodes of failed treatment. Afterwards, it depends on the length and severity of the course of condition. In any case, psychiatric consultation is necessary. Hope this will be helpful. Good luck to you, Dr. M READ MORE
Hi, Thanks for your question and I am also happy to see that you are considering professional help. Conditions that should be ruled out: burnout, stress, medical reasons (like thyroid problems for instance, depression). I always recommend starting with the physical exam and lab tests, followed by the consultation with the psychiatrist. I have a feeling that a small dose of antidepressant might be effective. Think positive! Good luck. Respectfully, Dr. Maia READ MORE
Hi, I'm sorry about your scary experience. There are no dumb questions when it comes to one's health! Panic attack symptoms can change over time. In your case, I would recommend to be seen by a primary care physician and have an EKG done to r/o any heart problem. While panic attacks come "out of the blue," the changes in presentations can be related to the recent stressful events. Wishing you a successful resolution of your problem. Best regards, Dr. M READ MORE
Hi, People with anxiety can experience tension in different parts of the body, most often in the neck and shoulder area. It is also common to experience tingling in the fingers. READ MORE
Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your struggles. This is a question for the treating physician who is managing this problem. If you feel that the condition is advancing and requires more attention, you might need to repeat imaging studies of the neck.On a common sense level, I would recommend neck fixating collar, and gentle neck muscle strengthening exercises under professional guidance. Stay safe. READ MORE
I am sorry about you having concerns about child abuse. If you have some doubts, it will be reasonable to seek for a consultation. The symptoms of abuse can vary and manifest in disturbances of sleep, performance at school, as well as emotional and behavioral spheres. The symptoms also change with age. Sensitivity and complexity of this matter requires thorough evaluation. READ MORE
It depends if you are experiencing a brief and acute stress or it is chronic. It also depends on many other factors, like interpersonal relationships, stressful job or educational stress. In any case, try to sleep well and long enough, exercise of your choice, organize your schedule, and reach out to people who can understand and support you. Good luck. READ MORE
It is a good question, but when and how might be debatable. Usually, if the person is doing well for at least 6 months on the same dose, we can consider gradually tapering the medication off. One should take into consideration if the person is doing well and some of the external stressors had been resolved. I am also considering a season. Best, READ MORE
Hi, No, it is an antidepressant. Thanks for your question. READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local, Regional, National, and International Public Speaking and Lecture-Teaching, Lectures Presentations -
Professional Society Memberships
- Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Trauma Committee
What do you attribute your success to?
- Maia attributes her success to determination, curiosity, passion for work and welcoming challenges.
Hobbies / Sports
- The Ballet, Travel, Music, The Arts and Culture
Favorite professional publications
- American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, The Green Journal
Maia Mamamtavrishvili's Practice location
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- Cognitive Dissonance and How It Works
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- Depression and Sex: How Depression Can Affect Your Sex Life
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- What Is ADHD: Get the Facts
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