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Dr. Jay Lefer

Psychiatry
Holtsville, NY
66 years experience

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Psychiatry

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English

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Lefer
Psychiatry 66 years experience
Meds: Panic disorder is treated with cognitive therapy and zoloft, or tofranil. You need to understand a fear of abandonment. As for xanax, (alprazolam) avoid it, since this med creates rebound anxiety and creates panic.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Lefer
Psychiatry 66 years experience
A problem?: All can be a mental health issue when the stuttering affects self-esteem, communication, and relationships with others. Stuttering can be treated, and a diagnosis needs to be made since the symptoms are multi-determined.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Lefer
Psychiatry 66 years experience
A difference: Anxiety does create a hesitation in speech that resembles suffering, however, stuttering and stammering, a speech impediment starts in childhood and may well be related to the mother-child relationship, an anxious mother transmits her anxiety as the child is learning to speak. Psychiatric treatment reveals that hostile feeling can cause stuttering.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lefer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lefer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Lausanne Faculty of Medicine, Switzerland
Graduated 1955MD
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