Adolescent Psychiatrist | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry165 state street 2 Hackensack Nj, 07601
Dianne Thomas, MD, maintains a private psychiatric practice located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Dr. Thomas has been in practice for over 25 years, having particular expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry. With the aforementioned specialty, Dr. Thomas has responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychopathological disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. She provides clinical investigations of phenomenology, biologic factors, psychosocial factors, genetic factors, demographic factors, environmental factors, history, and the response to interventions of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. The Chief Fellow of the Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Thomas regularly speaks to colleagues on staff at the center; as well as being an attending physician at the Beth Israel Medical Center.
Education and Training
University of the West Indies
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- General Psychiatry
Dianne Thomas's Expert Contributions
Bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnose. The hypomanic phase is pleasurable and most patients do not report them. They are much more aware of the depressive phases. It is very important to differentiate bipolar depression from unipolar depression Antidepressants in the former can cause a switch from depression to mania which can be disastrous. Most cases of bipolar disorder are diagnosed 10 years from initial presentation It can be a tricky diagnosis to make. Hope that this answers your question. READ MORE
There is an increase in anxiety in young people. The signs of depression in a young person typically are behavioral problems and irritability. The mood can be described as boredom, feeling flat. They can be isolated. READ MORE
I would like to find out some more info. - his developmental milestones. - When did he say his first word? - his social skills. - his ability to maintain eye contact and socialize with children of his age group. Some children who engage in activities in this manner may be entirely normal, but to help with his diagnosis, more information of his language skills and social style is necessary. Thanks very much for this very intriguing question. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Chief Fellow of Child Psychiatry, Harlem Hospital Center
- Halem Hospital Center
- Halem Hospital Center
Professional Society Memberships
- American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
What do you attribute your success to?
- Loves her Work and her Very Supportive Husband
Hobbies / Sports
- Walking, Cooking, Going to the Beach
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Dianne Thomas's Practice location
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