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Dr. Stacie Lauro-Berlowitz

Psychiatry
Tampa, FL
28 years experience female

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Tampa, FL

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4911 St. Croix Drive, Tampa, FL
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Rochester, NY

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Tampa, FL

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Psychiatry

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7 Answers
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacie Lauro-Berlowitz
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Oh : Oh my goodness, my deepest sympathies. Anyone with your circumstances would feel overwhelmed and would have a very hard time dealing with it all. You are dealing with two of the most difficult stressors life can present. Although you haven't specified, many times people in these situations with even just one of these stressors will start to feel depressed, anxious, have difficulty sleeping, or have other such symptoms, which all have a snowball effect. While medications can help treat the symptoms, they do not help cope with the underlying cause. It can be quite beneficial to talk to a counselor. It is pertinent to find someone that is well-qualified. It can also be helpful to find support groups with people who are going through the same types of (tremendous) stress and understand and will listen and support you. I am so sorry to hear of all this. It is overwhelming for people to hear as you will see when you try to tell them. They try to make it better, or solve it for you, etc. So obviously, to go through it is in fact very overwhelming and everyone needs others to share the burden. You may find the best approach is to use medication to help the symptoms, but to seek professional help and support groups to help cope.
A male asked:
Dr. Stacie Lauro-Berlowitz
Psychiatry 28 years experience
If : If the problem started soon after taking the medication, it is very likely a side effect of the medication. There are so may anti-depressant choices and patients tend not to have the same side effects to each of them, even with in the same class of medications. The good news is, if it is a side effect, the problem will be completely resolved once the medication is stopped and eliminated from your system. If you are able to tolerate this (with your level of symptoms), i find it the best practice to stop the medication and make sure this is the problem and that the client is better before starting another medication. So that we are not confusing the situation further. If this is not the cause, then yes, the treatment is different. In addition, the medication can always be restarted.
A female asked:
Dr. Stacie Lauro-Berlowitz
Psychiatry 28 years experience
This : This is a wonderful question and quite a difficult one for you I am sure. In the question, I am hearing that you would like to take your son back, but also recognize all that he has been through and although this is painful for you, you want to do the best thing for him. I hope that it is correct. First i will try to explain a little about change and stress and emotions in general, then i will try to apply it to your situation: any change for anyone is stressful, even when the change is good. If we get a new job and are so excited about it, it is still stressful. If we are happy to be getting a new car, it is still stressful. So you are right to wonder about your son's feelings. No matter what we do we have feelings about everything. Our feelings escalate and we get frustrated when people don't let us have our feelings, or tell us we shouldn't. Our feelings are eased and dissipate when they are accepted and understood. That doesn't mean agreed with. It just means the other person is letting us feel the way we feel and understanding how we could feel that way. That being said, as you have recognized, both you and your son have been through major life changes. But kids, above all, in the end and deep down, want and need their parent(s). He will certainly have feelings about the changes and the most helpful thing for both of you would be to seek counseling to help you both talk about these feelings and understand each other. Just the fact that you are asking shows your concern and caring and your awareness of the effect it will have on both of your emotions.

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
From the first session with Dr. Berlowitz I knew she was the doctor for my wife. She was caring, understanding and willing to listen to my wife's concerns. It was then I saw she was not just about pr...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lauro-Berlowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thanks!!
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This gave me a new look at things. Thanks
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Residency

NYU Medical Center

Residency

Emory University Hospital

Awards

Excellence in Patient Satisfaction, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Excellence in Patient Satisfaction, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Excellence in Patient Satisfaction, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Affiliations

Low Value
Rochester Mental Health Center
Rhode Island Hospital/ Brown University
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