Dr. Jeffrey Satinover

Psychiatry
Wilton, CT
41 years experience male

Locations

CPC Associates

Danbury, CT

Address

84 Hospital Road, Danbury, CT, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(203) 792-0404

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Community Health Network of Connecticut

Coventry Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., Ph.D. Private Practice

Wilton, CT

About

Bio

With training in both psychoanalysis and scientific research, my practice is concentrated in psychopharmacology as an adjunct to psychotherapy (working with therapists, primary care physicians and specialists). I have special experience with the mood disorders, especially bipolar, in high-achieving individuals in the arts and sciences, and in finance. Patients have come to me from many walks of life, and I have learned from them how unique every individual is. There may be algorithms for medication, but not for people. I consult to industry and to business schools on the challenges unique to individuals in positions of great responsibility--for example, dealing with the stress associated with the "Illusion of Control". (An example of the latter may found at the London Harvard Business School Club website: http://www.hbsa.org.uk/article.html?aid=233). I enjoy teaching as much as possible, most recently Behavioral Finance at the Lorange School of Business outside Zurich, Switzerland, and at the Jung Institute, also in Zurich. My New York practice is open on Saturdays only. The TEDx video URL'd below gives a brief overview of two subjects: How bad we are at taking action in the face of disaster; and some cutting-edge concepts in medicine and disease. For about eight years I served as an Army (NG) Flight Surgeon. That gave me some very enjoyable experience with more general medicine--for a unique group of men and women!

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.

Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Geriatric Psychiatry

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

423 Answers
243 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
2 meanings: First as colleagues say--vits & mins (and a few others, like omega 3 fatty acids) which should be added to one's diet in pill form--if diet is poor. S... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Somewhat, maybe: Recent research strongly suggests that the same factors as in heart disease increase the risk of both ad and vascular dementia. These include high blo... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
It can be: Shopping addiction is the subject of new research. "behavioral addictions" altogether (e.g., gambling, pornography, sex...) is a new and subject & re... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Low energy: Amino acid strings can fold in a gazillion ways. Usually the biological config is the lowest energy one. Prions are protein fragments that have a bio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Not yet known: Many details about the genetics of ad are known as colleagues indicate, it remains an area of research and competing hypotheses (see http://www.Alzhei... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Patterns of...: ..Thinking and or behavior. He/she will ask you (often detailed) questions about behavior patterns, for example: must you always ensure that all close... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Bipolar and: Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for mood regulation in bipolar disorder, but can be very helpful as well in the treatment of explosive anger and i... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Interesting mix: There is considerable overlap between bpd and npd in particular. The first step is to confirm and medically treat the bpd. By reducing the radical moo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Frontal: The frontal lobe embodies learned and complex social inhibitions. When it is damaged, primitive reactions can be "dis inhibited" as in alzheimer's -- ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Offer not restrict: Find other activities, too, that he/she finds fascinating, engaging. E.G., two-person games pitched to his/her level; great books; music; creative wri... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Not quite: There is a natural rhythm to mania and depression, differing somewhat from person to person. But in the quest to avoid depressions, many manic-depress... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Individualized: Remeron (mirtazapine) affects two neurotransmitter systems cooperatively for its main effect, but sometimes in opposite ways with respect to side effe... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
An unusual drug: "zyprexa" related to medications like valium, yet also to drugs like thorazine--a unique combination. It's used to treat mental states where reality ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
A common concern: Many people with bipolar subjectively feel that their creativity is diminished by medication. Yet it has also been found that in a manic state, nwhen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Which first?: If someone becomes depressed, yes, speech and thinking can become slowed. But if someone lost their speech (really "lost" as in unable to talk, or spe... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Kay Redfield Jamison: Dr. Jamison, a clinical psychologist, is head of mood disorders at johns hopkins, a gifted writer for both lay people and experts, co-author of the de... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
How much onboard: We measure how much of a medication is in your system, actually affecting you, by measuring how much is present in a standard amount of your blood ("b... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Definitely: There are many medications, the so called "mood regulators" that do this.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Why?: Like the body, the brain, too, needs rest. If this is interfering with activities, try to schedule times when you can deliberately allow and encourage... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
From 2003 study:: 1parent bipolar 1 not: 15-30%; 2 parents 50-75%; 1 child with, 2nd child 15-25%; 1 id twin with, 2nd id twin 85%. But figres like this do not take int... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Opposites: Psychomotor refers to thoughts and actions; retard to inhibited, and agitated to excited.So the one means that one's thoughts and actions are inhibite... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
All SSRIs: Paxil (paroxetine) is a certain kind of anti-depressant, a so-called "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor" (ssri). All meds in this class have abou... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking.... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Interesting question: Bipolar is a condition that, untreated, has a poor long-term outlook. It can wreak havoc in one's own life and in the lives of those you love. Dysthym... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Not directly: Alzheimer's is rarely fatal in the way that cancer is. Progressive loss of cortical function leads to an ever more restricted capacity to perform dail... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Dr. Elliott has given a clear and good answer. I would only add that you must be prepared for feedback that runs the gamut from helpful to intentional... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Spectrum: Unlike other aspects of medicine, many psychiatric disorders represent a spectrum of symptoms and severity. A practical threshold is set above which t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Follow her lead: I don't mean do everything she does--especially if she has a hard relationship with one or both. But for example, if she wants to see one, and wants y... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Brain-->Mind: Neuropsychiatry attends to overt changes in the brain associated with changes in thinking, feeling and behavior. For example, obsessive compulsive dis... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Many: Colleagues have offered excellent answers. I will add this: untreated post partum depression can interfere with your bond to your baby, affecting you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Varies: Women say that losing a breast (or both) affects how they feel about themselves as a woman and a person. For some, this feeling is very intense, for o... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Moderation: Selective tv watching can be very enlightening--there are some outstanding shows. But limiting the time and being selective is critical. Same is true ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Addendum: A current working hypothesis is that due to the effects colleagues have discussed, signalling within nerve cella is enhanced. Therefore when signals f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Important: There are many foods and certain Amino Acids that have a detectable effect on depression in large study samples, don't alone reach the brain enough. A... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Not at all: Multiple sclerosis is the classic demyelinization illness. It has no relation to tourette's.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No: There is no amount of alcohol that is safe during pregnancy. Of course, reason says that surely tiny amounts must be must less dangerous than large am... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Both!: There's no doubt: anxiety worsens pain and pain worsens anxiety. The worst are worries about something uncertain -- that can feel like torture. (i ha... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Protein frags: Prions are very small proteins, often described as protein fragments because they are too small to have once been thought as having any bio function. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Mood disorder: About 1/1000 women experience postpartum psychosis (ppp), usually within the first few days of delivery. It appears to be the severest version of post... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Very common: As colleagues have noted, insomnia occurs commonly in acute manic and depressive phases. Perhaps the phrase "staying up all night" suggests the manic ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Subtle: There are subtle personality effects in long term mj users, along with the effects of smoking (e.g., immune suppression, decreased lung function, incr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No one ans: Dreams don't usually have a fixed meaning (as "dream books" suggest). Of importance are your recollections stimulated by the dream. For instance, one ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Great question, but: Prions are v small protein-like structures that have been found to be essential to normal memory-indeed that underly most of biology (see susan whiteh... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Rare if ever: Schizophrenia, like moat all psychiatric disorders, is a diagnosis based on signs and symptoms, not physical testing. However, brain changes are prese... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
0.7-0.8: Iq is widely found to be between 0.7 and 0.8 heritable which is fairly high for a human behavioral trait. But there is still a lot of room for environ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Some: It is crucial for parents of autism spectrum children to seek out the unique and creative ways their children express themselves. At the same time, it... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No: Bipolar is a serious condition--yet one that many scientists consider to have some evolutionary advantages. It is a permanent state of the human nervo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Some research: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100518064610.htm some connection between d2 system in highly creative people and in schizophrenia--surpri... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Formal treatment: Internet addiction is the subject of new research. "behavioral addictions" altogether (e.g., gambling, pornography, sex...) is relatively new and rem... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Almost all the dystonias caused by medications are reversible, but "tardive dystonia" is the unusual exception. See the movement disorder center discu... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 4, 2013
Gotta love that caring attitude! His Joy is contagious!
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Feb 9, 2013
Very helpful and insightful-if I didn't ask the question correctly he would simply ask me to rephrase it rather than ignoring it. That was greatly appreciated!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Satinover is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I will continue to talk to my therapist and also college had been awesome because I have been around older people I connect with
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I can't. I don't even have a relationship with my mom and she knows nothing about me. & I'm away at college. It's just difficult. But thanks
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Thank you so much Dr.Satinover! As a teacher, I would like other children to be informed & be empowered that they could help another child.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nice, France
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

Psychiatry

Residency

Yale Child Study Center
Completed 1986

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
William James Lecturer in Psychology and Religion, Harvard University
Seymour Lustman Award, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, for research conducted during the residency in psychiatry (second prize) , twice

Affiliations

International Association for Analytical Psychology
C. G. Jung Istitute of Dallas
C. G. Jung Institute of Zürich (Instructor, Examiner)

Publications

A neural network model of archetypal structures and of the relationship between nature and nurture in brain-mind development.
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