Child, adult, and family psychiatry

Stanley Turecki, MDDr. Stanley Turecki is a child, adolescent, family and adult psychiatrist, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is in private practice in New York City and Riverdale, and is on the staff of Lenox Hill Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. He is the author of two books, The Difficult Child, which has sold half a million copies, and Normal Children Have Problems, Too. He is also the recipient of the Physician Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Dr. Turecki has been included in New York magazine's selection of "Best Doctors" and is rated in the top 1% of doctors nationwide by Castle Connolly. He has often lectured to parents and professionals, has appeared on national television and been quoted in the print media.

"A person can be different without being abnormal." -- Dr. Turecki

Dr. Turecki offers a comprehensive approach to individual and family problems. His philosophy of respect for individual differences and reluctance to label people as suffering from serious psychiatric disorders without clear evidence determines his approach to treatment.

Specialty areas include adult and child ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and problem children and their families.

Therapeutic style   Dr. Turecki's approach is collaborative and problem-oriented, although deeper probing is sometimes necessary. Cognitive behvioral techniques aimed at illogical thinking can be very helpful.

"Medication can be essential but not for all problems." -- Dr. Turecki

Psychiatric diagnosis and the use of medication   Dr. Turecki's approach tends to be conservative. A diagnosis should be made when appropriate, but too many people are being diagnosed with serious disorders without sufficient evidence. Medication is dispensed too readily and sometimes in very high doses. Today's drugs can certainly be effective but have to be carefully monitored. Dr. Turecki certainly uses medication in his practice but often at lower doses than some of his colleagues.

Stanley Turecki, M.D.
Child, adult, and family psychiatry
136 East 64th Street, Suite 1B, New York, NY 10065
(212) 355-2535    FAX: (212) 355-3138

3600 Fieldston Road, Suite 2G, Riverdale NY 10463
(718) 548-8484    FAX: (718) 548-1616


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The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki, MD
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