Individuals from all walks of life can, at some point, benefit from psychiatric services. Whether you are dealing with life-long depression, Adult ADHD, situational anxiety, or recent substance abuse issues, our goal at Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry is symptom remission. We want to get you the help you need in order to get better, and get you on your way.
Every individual is different, and with that in mind Dr. Ditzell spends time getting to know his patients - their struggles. their goals, their preferences, and their expectations. He tailors a treatment plan specific to each individual patient - he treats his patient, not merely the symptom.
At Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry you can expect personal care and attention from our small team, who are available for around-the-clock care.
It's an unfortunate reality, but anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health issues affecting the world today. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders like these affect over 40 million adults in the United States alone.
While anxiety and depression are not exactly the same, they are typically grouped together due to their similarities. It's also common for people to experience both at the same time. Additionally, many of the treatment options for both conditions are similar.
That's the most important thing to keep in mind as you learn about these conditions – there are absolutely viable treatment options. You don't have to feel alone, struggling, or helpless if you've been diagnosed with depression or anxiety. Because they are such common issues, advancements in treatment have made them easier to manage than ever.
However, it's important to know the basics when it comes to these mental health conditions. The more you recognize possible symptoms and signs, the sooner you can seek out help.
What is Depression?
Depression is typically characterized by having low energy, and an even 'lower' mood. You might find things that once interested you no longer do, along with a lack of motivation, and low self-esteem. People experience depression differently, and some people are able to function with it better than others. However, many of the underlying symptoms are the same, no matter what. Some of the most common symptoms of depression include:
- Problems sleeping
- Weight gain/weight loss
- Suicidal thoughts
- Physical pain, including headache or stomach issues
What is Anxiety?
It's not uncommon to experience a little bit of anxiety with stressful situations. But dealing with it all the time is a completely different story. Anxiety is best described by feelings of worry or uneasiness. These feelings can go so far as to manifest into physical problems, like fatigue, sweating, headaches, and even trembling.
It can also affect people emotionally, causing fear and irrational thoughts. The most common form of anxiety is a generalized anxiety disorder. However, many people also experience anxiety through phobias, OCD, or PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder).
How Can I Find Help?
One of the best things to do to take control of your depression or anxiety is to figure out your 'triggers.' These are different for everyone, but some of the most common triggers are:
- Nutritional issues
- Social concerns
- Spiritual struggles
- Physical and emotional problems
- Genetic predispositions
If you're unaware of any of these triggers when it comes to your own struggles, we can absolutely help. Once you have a better understanding of what may be causing your depression or anxiety, it can become easier to treat.
Again, the important thing to keep in mind is that you're not alone in dealing with either of these conditions. Millions of people across the country (and across the world) are going through similar struggles. It's easy to feel lost and lonely when going through anxiety or depression, but there is a way out. It's a path we are happy to help you discover, and walk with you through every step of that individual journey.
Dr. Jeffrey Ditzell opened his private practice with the goal of providing his patients an extra level of care and compassion. He is aware that every patient is different and manages treatment with that in mind; he works to get to know his patients and find the best treatment approach for each specific condition and situation. Dr. Ditzell's goal is to help get you better - to help get you through whatever turmoil you're facing, to help you lead a life of fulfillment and happiness. People suffering with mental illnesses, addictions, and emotional distress need a doctor who is capable and can offer a quick response, and Dr. Ditzell does just that. He has business hours every day by appointment, with flexible weekend and evening hours to accommodate patients' work schedules. Dr. Jeffrey Ditzel is an Adult ADHD Psychiatrist in New York City.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Ditzell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ditzell enjoys practice as a General Adult Psychiatrist working in Private Practice in New York City. Dr. Ditzell’s depth and breadth of clinical experience is unique, having served as the Chief of an inpatient Dual Diagnosis Unit, as the lead attending in two Psychiatric ER’s, and as the Lead Physician of an Assisted Community Treatment team.
Additionally, Dr. Ditzell has been committed to the Service of Soldiers in the United states Army for over 20 years, having attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Lieutenant Colonel Ditzell has served with distinction, and has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, having served as the Division Psychiatrist in Tikrit, Iraq during deployment in 2005. Dr. Ditzell has had the additional honor of serving as Medical Officer for a Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit at Rock Island Arsenal, assisting soldier’s and their families making the often-times difficult transition from overseas deployment to home.
Dr. Ditzell has completed Fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Public Psychiatry, and received his medical degree from The Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Dr. Ditzell's goal is to help get you better, to help get you through whatever turmoil you're facing, to help you lead a life of fulfillment and happiness.
Dr. Ditzell has business hours every day by appointment, with flexible weekend and evening hours to accommodate patients' work schedules. After picking your appointment time, you will instantly be emailed with the appointment day and time.
A follow up email or text will be sent to you 24 hours in advance of your scheduled time.
New York, NY 10036
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Adult ADHD Psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Ditzell practices in New York City, New York and specializes in the treatment of Adult ADHD/ADD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.