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Dr. Joseph Weiner

Psychiatry
Great Neck, NY
43 years experience male

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Great Neck, NY

Address

1010 Northern Blvd., Suite 208, Great Neck, NY
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Psychiatry

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220 Answers
112 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not necessarily: A drug test can have false negative results: sometimes a person can add chemicals to a urine sample to "hide" the drugs you are testing for. Sometimes... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Important question: There are many possible causes. You may have a medical or neurological problem. Please see a primary care doctor who can do a good evaluation and gui... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Speak with ur doctor: You're clearly suffering too much and the medication you're on is not helping enough. There are many options, including increasing or changing your me... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
None: According to a quick literature search and a drug interaction software program, i could not find any interactions between vitamin c and abilify (aripi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Stopping helps!: Since you're 27, and provided you don't already have lung problems from smoking, if you stop smoking for ten years, your lungs will be fine again. Hop... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Your : Your question is very important. Domestic violence is common and i'm sure many people who read these questions will relate to your fear and desire fo... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Take a step back: Many things can cause awakenings: 1) the environment you sleep in [too much light and sound?], 2) movements from your bed partner, 3) anxiety, 4) depr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not aware : I'm not aware of anything you can wear. There are medications that can help restless leg syndrome. Please see a sleep medicine specialist for an eva... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Anxiety can absolutely increase the body's sensitivity to pain. When you mention leg restlessness, there is something called restless leg syndrome wh... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes, but: Exercise can sometimes increase your vigor. Medications like stimulants, just to decrease the amount of sleep you need, are not healthy for you. Suc... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It depends: A routine urinalysis will test for the presence of protein, glucose, red blood cells, white blood cells, appearance, specific gravity, and chemicals t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Great question: Add can cause insomnia because of the stress it brings to your life. The medications to treat add can also cause insomnia. Sometimes people with add... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Maybe: It depends how much weight you've lost. Women who are below their ideal body weight may have difficulty getting their periods. In addition, emotiona... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
There is help: It sounds like you have some symptoms of depression and anxiety. This is very painful. There is help and support for you. You would benefit from get... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
What's the concern?: Rather than give an answer to your question, i'd raise another: what's the concern about having meth detected? If it's to avoid being discovered that ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Great Question: There isn't one single medication and part of it depends on the specific sexual challenge you're having [difficulty getting an erection, having an org... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Many choices: 1) make sure your thyroid hormone levels are not too high. Check with your internist or endocrinologist. If they are too high [you're on levothyroxine... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Good question: Just that you're asking the question means that you understand your fear is not rational. That's good. You may want to imagine that you're listening t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Nutritional consult: "eating too much" is a general term. Are you binging on food? Do you try to purge after your eat [eg, throw up]. Are you gaining weight above what you... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Medical evaluation: In addition to stress, there are some medical problems and/or medication side effects that can cause your symptoms. Please see your primary care doct... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
There : There are some basic things that can help, which are: 1) stay on your medication and don't make any changes without first speaking with your psychiatr... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Anxiety and panic attacks can sometimes bring on a seizure in people with very severe seizure disorders. Seizures can also cause anxiety and panic sy... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Taking a regular multi vitamin is fine with the medications you mention. It's even better to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables if your health allows... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Activation: Progesterone can cause some symptoms of depression, like insomnia. Please discuss with your doctor. Hope this answer helps.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Medical evaluation: Hard to tell what's going on. So many possibilities. Please get an evaluation for a general medical doctor who could help understand the cause and s... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It depends: It depends on why you can't sleep. Sometimes insomnia can indicate the beginning of depression or anxiety. If you were taking citalopram for depressio... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Don't: I'm assuming you have a history of opioid dependence, since you're taking suboxone. The answer to your question is, please don't use cocaine. At the ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It's about trust: The first visit to a doctor is the meeting of two strangers, so the establishment of trust is most important. Ideally, you would want to feel comforta... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Speak with your MD: This is a question that would be very important to address directly with the doctor that prescribes the geodon (ziprasidone).
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Possibly: Yes, this is possible, especially if your head feels foggy. This should pass with time. Hope this helps.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Good question: There are many possible reasons, but fibromyalgia is one condition that's sometimes not properly diagnosed and treated. I'd suggest going to a good p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It's possible: It's possible that someone with ptsd has suffered several different traumas in life, so when one memory of a traumatic event is activated, other memor... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Seek evaluation: Since wellbutrin (bupropion) stopped working, it probably won't work by itself if you were to just restart it. That being said, there are many reasons... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
There are options: This is a great question. There are older, effective medications for bipolar disorder that are much less expensive than the newer ones. Lithium is one... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Depends: It's possible, but anything that treats your depression effectively would most likely help your creativity and focus. If you have bipolar spectrum dep... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Variable: Tourette syndrome, like most medical conditions, varies in severity and response to treatment. So it really depends on the individual and how well th... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Many choices: Please consult with a psychiatrist or sleep medicine specialist. There are many choices, both for pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. First, a detailed... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Gabapentin: Gabapentin can be a very useful medication to help people sleep better. It would be good to check with your doctor to understand why your arm became n... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Ask your ob: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually a safe alternative, but it's crucial that you work with your OB to get information that is particularly safe for... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Important question: There are many possible reasons. You are a teen and experiences with sex and sexuality can be complex. Enjoyment during sex can be affected by feeling... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It sounds like it: If there is not logical reason to be concerned about anaphylaxis, it sounds like your fear is psychologically based. In addition to support through me... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Two main things: There are two main risks: 1) some antidepressants, if abruptly stopped, can have withdrawal symptoms [not life-threatening, just uncomfortable], 2) yo... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Great Question: Anxiety can cause quick breathing and a sensation of "air hunger". However, sometimes medical conditions can contribute to shortness of breath. Plea... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Parenting & Presence: The most important thing is that if you take drugs, you can't be present to the needs of your kids when you're stoned. If she gets into recovery she ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Excessive sweating is one known side effect of zoloft and other similar antidepressants such as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, Cymbalta and luvox... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It depends: There are so many possibilities that it's best to consult a physician. Any answer you receive on this site may be misleading, since the responder won... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Propranolol, a type of medication called a "beta blocker", has been shown to be very helpful for performance anxiety. It can be taken on an "as neede... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It's like adrenaline: When we're afraid or mad, we release hormones like adrenaline. That causes our heart to race, our pupils to get bigger, our reflexes to get faster an... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Great question: There are so many possibilities. Some people are born mothers and having a baby will help them feel complete, but sometimes craving a baby is symptom ... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Weiner has been treating me for Bipolar Disorder for more than ten years with talk therapy and by managing my medications in Manhattan. With the struggles I've had during that time - with all of ...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr Weiner clearly cares and offers great support. He able to empower motivate and comfort... Better said he help enable you to do that for your self. Great real world examples and ability to help si...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
very caring psychiatrist. He listens and explains things in a very easy manner to understand. He does not judge you.
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This is weird but, stopped Adderall 5mg daily. Anxiety-noted, mood swings-noted. PCP, women ARE complex, today with success, and somewhat embarrassing, Buspar 7.5mg 2 x a day, Adderall 10mg 2 x a da...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you soo very much, I work for 5 doctors and I am a telephone operator will take the Benadryl at night and follow up with a doctor ,
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We don't have problems.. :/ and I am not taking any medication.. :( could it be some kind of "mechanic" problem between us?Thank you doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

NYU Medical Center

Awards

Visiting Professorship, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
Team of the Year Award, Hospice Care Network
Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Affiliations

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
American Medical Association
New York Academy of Medicine
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