Our priority in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is taking care of individuals like you, and I hope you will explore our site to find out how we can help you or people you care about. I think you will find that we have:
- experienced and concerned staff;
- state-of-the-art evaluations;
- treatment tailored to the your personal needs and goals.
Our department's clinical services are provided in a variety of settings. Columbia University Psychiatry clinical programs are listed below. Extensive psychiatric services are offered through the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute as well as through our clinical trials.
We also have programs that are tailored to specific groups of people, such as college students and children and adolescents with anxiety.
On this page, you will find links to some of the specific kinds of problems we can help you with and some of the many treatments we provide. If you do not see what you are looking for, or you have questions, or you want to make an appointment, please call us and one of my colleagues will listen to you describe your situation to find the right referral.
Our number is: 212-305-6001.
Problems We Can Help You With
Besides helping people adjust to challenges in their lives, we treat children, adolescents, and adults with major mental illnesses, such as:
- depression (major depression, treatment-resistant depression, chronic depression, dysthymic disorder, dysthymia, and seasonal affective disorder or SAD);
- bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness, bipolar disorder, bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder); and
- schizophrenia (chronic schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder).
In addition, at several locations, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center Eastside, we assist people who want to overcome substance abuse and addiction to drugs such as:
- opiates, including heroin, methadone, Vicodin, and other prescription pain killers;
Besides regular facilities to treat people who are addicted to opiates, we have a state-of-the-art buprenorphine (Suboxone) program.
As noted below, we offer inpatient and outpatient detoxification at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. We also can help you if you have comorbid substance abuse and a psychiatric disorder (a dual diagnosis) with a program located at Columbia University Medical Center Eastside .
Do you have panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, or other anxiety disorders? Our experts can help you identify triggers, teach you proven techniques to change your behavior and, if necessary, prescribe medication.
Are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder? Again, we have renowned and caring specialists in eating disorders who can help you change your behavior.
We also have clinicians who focus on personality disorders and can help you work on these virtually intractable disorders.
Several special programs are devoted to:
- Lyme disease;
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD);
- Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental delay; and
- Issues unique to women, such as pregnancy loss and postpartum depression.
Types of Treatment We Can Offer You
We can provide you with:
- individual therapy and group therapy at several locations;
- medication management (psychopharmacology) at several locations;
- cognitive remediation and psychiatric rehabilitation; and
- comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and consultations.
We also have diagnosis-specific treatments. For example, we offer several types of modern, effective therapies for different kinds of depression, including depression that does not go away in response to medication, such as:
- ECT (electroconvulsive treatment electroconvulsive therapy);
- vagus nerve stimulation treatment (VNS); and
- light therapy (phototherapy).
Whether you are searching for detoxification as an inpatient or outpatient, neuropsychological testing or urgent care, I believe you will find what you want and need at Columbia.
Columbia Psychiatry Clinical Programs are located in New York City, in both midtown Manhattan and upper Manhattan. The midtown location is at 16 East 60th Street on the east side. The upper Manhattan location is on the campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and many of these services are located at 160 Fort Washington Avenue (between 165th and 166th Streets).
My colleagues and I would be able to answer your questions personally if you call us at 212-305-6001.