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Dr. Stephen Perret

Child Psychiatry
Westbury, NY
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Westbury, NY

Address

400 Post Avenue, Suite 307, Westbury, NY, United States
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Bio

Dr. Stephen Perret is a board-certified psychiatrist who is trained in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry. He currently works for the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center at the Wilet Avenue and Jerusalem Avenue BOCES Intensive Support School Programs (ISP). He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Perret has a private practice located in Carle Place, NY. He has expertise in treating ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia.

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Child Psychiatry

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
43 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Tough to say....: Your question was cut off so i'm not sure exactly what you were referring to. However, i would seek a physician's guidance. Zoloft (sertraline) can ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Probably not: Learning disorders are almost never directly the result of prior child abuse.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Not really: There is some emerging evidence that some dietary supplements and vitamins have been helpful. The studies are not consistent but certain b complex vi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Possibly: "withdrawal" from antidepressants like zoloft (sertraline) is uncommon but not unheard of. Typically people describe tingling and gastrointestinal di... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Be careful...: Chest pain can be a symptom of a serious illness including heart problems. It's best to ensure with a doctor that what you're feeling is not a medica... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
A nutritionist!: It's difficult to give you specific advice about what to eat and how to eat healthier without knowing specifically what food(s) you avoid and what you... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Seek help: There are many things that you can do to help yourself sleep before using medication. They are called "sleep hygiene techniques" and include things l... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
It probably can: The studies are still helping doctors understand exactly what the long-term effects of prolonged video game exposure are but it certainly does seem to... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Depression: Depression is a complicated illness whose solution depends on the patient. There are 2 primary approaches to depression that are complementary, meani... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Depends: People have different metabolisms for different medications. I would consult your doctor but there's no reason to think that there's anything wrong w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
See a physician: So the most obvious possibility would be pregnancy. Assuming that this is not the case, several psychiatric medications (and some antidepressants) ca... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Pain is complicated!: There are several types of pain including nerve pain and muscle pain. Although they often feel the same to a patient, a doctor knows that trying to c... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
2nd opinion?: It's hard to tell from your question but it sounds like you're having generalized pain and a doctor told you you had fibroids and depression. If you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Difficult situaton: Breaking up with anyone is hard. If you are concerned about the safety of your boyfriend, consider reaching out to his therapist or doctor first and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Seek help!: The symptoms you are experiencing are serious and should be addressed. It could be as simple as anxiety or further dehydration but it could be a sign... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
It depends....: Online chat groups if appropriately moderated can be a helpful tool. I would look to a local hospital or to nami (a national organization dedicated t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Consult your doctor: There are many reasons why people's quality and quantity of sleep are affected. These can range from diet and sleep hygiene (that is your sleep healt... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
BE CAREFUL!: Bulimia is a dangerous illness but it can be treated! the reason it's dangerous is because vomiting disrupts your body's chemical balances. These ca... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Difficult to answer : Severe anxiety, depression, and bipolar i are related disorders but each have different treatments. I would consult with a psychologist and psychiatr... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
"When Panic Attacks": Yes! there are many good books for anxiety. One is called "when panic attacks" by dr. David burns.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
BE CAREFUL!: I wouldn't give an elderly person a controlled substance (or street drug) without a prescription. Marijuana can be very dangerous if not used in the ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Probably: Anemia of any kind can be life-threatening. In eating disorders, diets can become deficient in any number of vitamins and nutrients, iron included. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Probably: I would consult with you physician and potentially a cardiologist. The cardiologist would probably do a ekg and/or echocardiogram to decide if you ha... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
It depends...: Generally i recommend that children with adhd take their medications throughout the year. The reason for avoiding medication holidays is that even wh... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
There are several: Hopefully any restaurant would adequately prepare your food before serving it to you but you are right to think that raw meat, in this case fish is ri... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Besides medications.: There are some non-medication approaches that can help a child with adhd. These including parent training, educational services and although they are... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Depends..: Depression is a clinical diagnosis. It is usually diagnosed by a doctor or therapist based on 7 symptoms including changes in appetite, sleep, mood, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Pain medications: Many psychiatrists are less familiar with pain medications and a good number of them can be dangerous in overdose and habit-forming if not used carefu... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
It depends....: It really depends on why you are taking the medication and in what way you mean "increase the effects". Both are approved for adhd and so in that way... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Why?: Teens and twenties are the first times that someone with schizophrenia is often noticed. But just because a cousin had schizophrenia does not mean th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
It depends...: It may be best to ask your doctor why they want to test you for substance abuse. Being on Adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) doesn't require doin... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Not generally: There are some antidepressants that are known to help with adhd. Usually they are ones that boost adrenaline (aka norepinephrine). Examples include ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Mania, Depression: Bipolar is an illness of mood swings lasting days. One "phase" is "depression" which is usually sad mood, limited appetite, poor concentration, limit... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
See a doctor: Pain in your legs with a loss of energy could be related to any number of potential health problems including blood clots, nutritional problems, thyro... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Enlist some help: Many recovering bulimics find that after suffering from a history of purging, they find certain foods or large quantities of food difficult to tolerat... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Hard to say...: There's too little information to give a good answer to your question. It's certainly true that many medications can cause or worsen sleep problems b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
It depends: It depends a bit on age but there are at least 2 or 3 classes of "non-stimulant" medicines used in adhd. These include Alpha agonists like Clonidine ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Think carefully: It may be hard to see at first but by asking the question, you may already have an answer. Depression is categorized by several symptoms including ch... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Absolutely!: Depression is not at all dependent on age and it definitely occurs in adolescents and children. The diagnosis usually rests on someone having >2 ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Seek help: It sounds like your child is in crisis. I would take him/her to the pediatrician right away. It's not clear what you meant by "blacking out" but thi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Bipolar symptoms: Manic depression is the old term for bipolar depression. "manic depression" refers to 2 "phases" that bipolar people experience. 1 phase is "depress... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Depends: There is no "best" medicine for panic attacks. Panic attacks can be treated with therapy or medications (or both). Usually of the medications, antid... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Difficult question: Your question was cut off but i would say that bipolar is one of the most difficult mental illnesses both for the patient and their family. This is b... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Lifestyle helps: It's debatable whether someone who has a high risk of depression can completely prevent it but there are things that would likely help. Consider: reg... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Difficult to say : Ritalin tolerance generally *doesn't* happen according to most studies. If taken as prescribed, and particularly if someone is using long-acting Rita... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Possibly...: Changes in energy level (too high and too low) are characteristic of mood disorders including depression and bipolar. Then again there are many medic... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
It depends....: There are multiple factors that go into picking a medication for someone. Assuming it's for an adult and that they have adhd and depression together,... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perret is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perret is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2009

Awards

Top Child Psychiatrist , First Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Medical Association
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