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Dr. Martha Stark

Psychiatry
Newton Center, MA
47 years experience female

Locations

Office

Newton Center, MA

Address

3 Ripley Street , Newton Center, MA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

About

Bio

Faculty, Harvard Medical School; Holistic Psychiatrist / Psychoanalyst Author of 3 Award-winning Psychoanalytic Textbooks -- Working with Resistance; A Primer on Working with Resistance; and Modes of Therapeutic Action: Enhancement of Knowledge, Provision of Experience, and Engagement in Relationship

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

118 Answers
6 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Environmental physician: Do not despair. Because of the cumulative impact of various environmental toxins (including mycotoxins), it would seem that you now have "multiple chemical sensitivity." But there is absolutely hope. You will find that most mainstream allergists will not pooh-pooh many of your symptoms. But environmental physicians will take them very seriously. And there are plenty of things that you can do in order to lighten your "total body burden" -- including detox'ing. I would suggest that you go online and start researching "chemical sensitivity," "multiple chemical sensitivity," "environmental illness," and the like. Then get some books about these chronic illnesses (that can nonetheless be significantly reversed). And then get yourself in to see an environmental physician in your neck of the woods. My top pick -- if you are willing/able to travel (which you might not be able to do) -- would be Dr. William J. Rea, a world-renowned expert in Dallas TX who has vast, vast experience...
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Fish, turkey, dairy: Most fish (especially salmon, halibut, & tuna) are rich in vitamin b6, which is needed to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone produced by the brain & triggered by darkness). Turkey & jasmine rice stimulate the release of tryptophan (another sleep-inducing hormone). Tart cherry juice directly stimulates the release of melatonin. Dairy products (yogurt & milk) contain calcium, which aids sleep.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Avoid co-bedding: Placing several babies in a single crib (aka co-bedding) increases the likelihood that none of them will get a good night's sleep. Co-bedding is also a major risk factor for sudden unexplained infant death (suid). So it is better, if possible, to provide a designated, segregated spot for each baby in order to guarantee uninterrupted sleep for the infant.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I've never been hypnotized but would very much like to try it from how positive you talked about it working! I really want to quit smoking
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I have issues with anxiety and depression... not officially diagnosed but I've known they are there for 30 years... just can't seem to talk about it to a doctor. Thanks for your input.
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Thank you for your response :) my boyfriend talked in three different voices and three different personalities last night in his sleep..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1974MD
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