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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy

Child Psychiatry
Chicago, IL
51 years experience male

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Robert Galatzer-Levy

Chicago, IL

Address

122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1407, Chicago, IL
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Bio

Dr. Galatzer-Levy is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who works with individuals of all ages. He also works at the interface of psychiatry and the law. He is a popular teacher at the University of Chicago as well as maintaining a private practice.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Child Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis

Forensic Psychiatry

Psychoanalysis

Doctor Q&A

131 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Find a therapist: Ptsd symptoms can often be relieved through therapy. Talking really cures!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Two genes neeeded: It doesn't create the disorder but for many conditions for there to be symptoms a particular gene must appear twice. In incest the two parents share m... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
No but ...: Many of the desired effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are available from caffeine which is in coffee and "power drinks."... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
When you think of it: Depending on the school psychiatric services can be helpful with a variety of problems ranging from trouble studying to suicidal feelings. If you have... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
There are: Adhd can be relieved in many instances by helping the child learn a variety of coping mechanism. In addition co-existing anxiety and/or depression can... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Maybe: Antidepressants are often ineffective in mild depressions they may relieve some obsessional symptoms. Get a detailed description of the effects and si... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Details matter: It depends on the details. If it didn't work well or if you had bad side effects the doctor may prescribe a different medication or a different dose o... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Health is health!: Mental health for glbt people is the same as health for anyone --- the capacity to love, work and develop. Particular sexual interests or gender ident... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Usually not: Adhd while its symptoms sometimes vary does not usual behave this way. What you are describing sounds possibly like a form of bipolar disorder. You sh... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Depending on the extent of abuse amphetamines can put the heart under enormous strain and be dangerous.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Turned on by a lot: Pansexual usually means being able to respond sexually to a wide variety of stimuli.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
They are very real: Feeling sad most of the time is a symptom. It is real. From what you say it is hard to know its cause but it should be taken seriously. At minimum you... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Get really nervous: In combination these are likey to make you quite nervous and can lead to panicy states.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Compulsive eating will result in weight gain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: There are several generally successful approaches to this condition including psychodynamic, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sometimes fa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Psychotherapy can he: Both psychotherapists and speech therapists can be helpful. Basically the difficulty is that in certain situation one becomes so anxious as to be unab... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Get help: Autism is a complicated condition that requires extensive intervention by professionals, usually from several specialties. Find a hospital, specialize... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes and no: Occasionally using porn for sexual stimulation is common, especially among young men but if it becomes compulsive or addictive in the sense that it in... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
See a psychiatrist: If you are depressed to the extent of having suicidal thoughts you should not try to manage this without professional help. Seek psychiatric assistanc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
There is none: Successful, long lasting weight loss is difficult and cannot be done quickly, at least outside of medical care. None of the remedies you suggest will ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Not everything: You should talk together about all the things that concern you but mostly to get in the habit of talking about things in that way. When the baby arriv... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Early attachment difficulties have been shown to be associated with a variety of important adult psychiatric conditions. The child is best served by g... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Lots: 1) get a clear picture of the disability -- keep pressing until you understand what is going on. 2) learn what rehab options there are 3) discuss how ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Understanding: Most important you need to understand your child's disability and what life is like for your child. You also have to become expert in getting the serv... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Likely yes: Molested individuals often come to associate their own involuntary sexual excitement with disgust and the physical aspects of disgust, like nausea. Sh... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
It is treatable: Cure maybe not, but effective treatment is available. Several forms of psychotherapy including dialectic behavior therapy and psychodynamic psychother... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Get help now: If you are right you can save yourself a great deal of grief by getting treatment before the symptoms become too severe. Generally psychiatric hospita... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Depends : It depends what you mean. Many boys expect themselves to be sexual athletes like the porn actors they see on the internet and think if their sexual re... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Hearing loss not only means that it is difficult to hear but also that many social interactions become much more complicated. A common result of heari... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: In fact they should be treated together. Remember that you are one person, not a combination of disorders. Each of these disorders often makes the ot... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Depression not solve: Stimulants have many side effects which may contribute to the depression in some individuals and make symptoms like irritablity worse. However, they m... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Depends on symptoms: There are no medications specific to Aspergers but like everyone if there are problems with anxiety, depression or attention some meds are worth tryin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Depends on age: Children vary a lot in when they develop these skills. Many toddlers don't do either for a long time. If the child is emotionally relating to you it p... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Relax: Responding too quickly sexually often results from anxiety. Try things like beginning with gentle touching and focusing less on the sex act itself. As... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
None: There is no evidence that any vaccine is linked to autism, although this was once thought to be the case.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Not particularly: However, some people with this and similar disorders notice environmental factors like noise, room temperature, lighting conditions to a greater exten... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Controlled withdrawa: Withdrawal from these powerful medications commonly results in a variety of symptoms usually associated with depression. Get help from your doctor in ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Know what to look fo: The signs of autism are not silent in the sense that once you know what to look for they are pretty apparent. There are many websites describing sympt... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Usually no: For most people methylphenidate increases anxiety. For some people with adhd who have difficulties because of their condition methylphenidate helps co... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Maybe: Many women experience mood changes before their periods and mood effects that capacity to focus whether or not you have adhd so you are probably askin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Believing the bully: Bullies often make statements about the person being bullied "you're a fag", "you're ugly" etc. Given their power and that they often are backed up m... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
A normal response: The sexual excitement you are describing is probably a normal response. You are likely to decrease its intensity by allowing yourself to have some sex... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
The right dentist: There are dentist who specialize in working with people who are made anxious by dental care. Find one, they can be really helpful.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Any _action_ you can take that gives you a chance to see that nothing dreadful happens when you interact with people will help overcome anxiety about ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
No - its dangerous: Assuming you mean attempts to change sexual orientation these intervention usual do not work in the long run, cause enormous distress to the teen and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Sometimes: Unfortunately some children this young are psychotic and one recognized approach to their treatment is antipsychotics. Obviously the diagnosis should ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Very like yes: Often people with learning disabilities can be helped to learn by trying different methods of instruction. For example people learn to read in a varie... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: A range of effective treatments are available for psychotic depressions and they often get better on their own (if the patient survives since suicide ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Get facts: While abuse as a child can contribute to stress disorders and other conditions most abused individuals can be psychologically healthy. Schizophrenia i... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Polite but distant: Limit interactions to work, always being polite but not emotionally engage. Discuss the problem with your HR dept if it makes work hard. There are sev... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. GalatzerLevy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. GalatzerLevy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I really appreciate your answer. My daughter has ASD and it's very much like learning a new language once your child is dx. Education and support from family and other A...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I am actually worried about future hair loss as my father and grandfather are nearly bald but knowing that it depends on mother's gene helped me relax
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have an appointment this week, so I'll discuss this with my psychiatrist. Thank you so much for your input!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University Medical School
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

University of Chicago

Awards

Top Child Psychiatrist , First Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
Top Child Psychiatrist , First Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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