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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover

Psychiatry
Wilton, CT
40 years experience male

Locations

CPC Associates

Danbury, CT

Address

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

Tuesday: 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
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Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Geriatric Psychiatry

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

423 Answers
243 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Psychotherapy: The way the mental health professions are divided can be puzzling. It sounds like you would benefit from speaking to a psychotherapist. These are most... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not uncommon: Though this is a common marital pattern, in the long run it can be very damaging to your relationship. You should see a marriage counselor together, a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Most common...: Chest pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, stomach; shortness of breath; nausea. Our ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes: If you are not getting enough sleep (the amount your body requires, yes. This amount varies from person to person, but 7.5 hours is average. Speak to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
People do vary but: You could ask your doctor to refer you to an expert. Many psychiatrists and psychologists specialize in helping people with their sex lives. Often, lo... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No, but ...: ...Inflammatory illness, especially if generalized (e.g., lupus, to choose a serious example) can affect the brain, and illnesses that affect the brai... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No!: Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol should never be taken internally, orally or otherwise. It is poisonous and not at all chemically the same as drinkable, et... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Causality?: Reduced appetite is a part of a manic state. The mind, brain and body form a unity that we perceive (somewhat artificially, maybe) as separate. So the... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Many routes: Tourette's symptoms may be modified using a variety of techniques. The best source of help are other people with tourette's. Groups of people (some wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
In small ways: The sustained release form wil lower bloodstream peaks and raise trough. The smaller variations in concentration are more likely to reduce side effect... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No, but...: ...Bipolar is itself serious. If not properly treated, bipolar in its later stages cause severe deterioration in relationships and career. It then als... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Everyone is differen: There are standard tapering regimens not unlike what you describe. But any change in dose should always be discussed first with your prescribing physi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Regardless...: ...Of one's pov about its propriety or ethics, it's here to stay. In the early 1990's, eli lily assigned its crack team of medicinal chemists--the one... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Morning: First: are you new to paxil, (paroxetine) or on a recently-raised dose? If so, this may be a side effect. It should abate, unless the dose is high for... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not known to cause such cardiac birth defects in an embryo. The cause of tetralogy is unknown.... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Can be treated well: Bipolar is a permanent condition but modern medications plus psychotherapy can do an outstanding job of keeping it under control. Kay redfield jamison... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Long time: Thc is stored in fat cells which serve as a reservoir and release it slowly into the bloodstream and from there into hair follicles. For a long time u... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No: Sound sleep is not known to contain any addictive or habituating ingredients.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not a great combo: As a rough rule of thumb, Effexor (venlafaxine) will double the effects of alcohol, and alcohol will double the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine).... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Wisdom: It's an old folk remedy--but so far as I am concerned, it works. It works for me! and (unless you are diabetic) it won't hurt you.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Speak to someone: If i understand your question correctly, you have thought about the surgery but didn't pursue it out of anxiety. Or did you try and were refused? Eith... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Should keep on: I agree with my colleague who points out that it should keep on working. That's been my clinical experience. I might add that your worry is itself pos... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Usually goes: Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, is a known side effect of lithium, usually at toxic levels as you've experienced. Most commonly it abates quickly as th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No: Central cavernomas are serious, interesting phenomena. As you must know, if it's that deep, then surgical removal is probably not possible (or wise). ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not likely: Buspar and Abilify (aripiprazole) affect very different brain systems and have different uses. Each has its own side effect profile. (the one cannot b... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Can affect CNS: Levofloxacine is an unusal antibiotic. It can be very effective for deep tissue infections, but it does have a range of unusual side effects in some p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Cognition & emotion: Thc dulls mentation and distorts mood; some people are especially vulnerable and develop minor major paranoid states. Repetition of these mental state... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Postpartum: Post partum depression is a complex, common and serious condition. The mainstays of its treatment are 1) properly selected antidepressants 2) peer sup... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Genetics mostly: Some people have inherited rapid metabolisms that convert food (even junk) into immediate sources of energy with relatively little long term storage. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not by itself: Anxiety does cause BP to rise, of course. But hypertension as a condition needing treatment typically begins as "labile" hypertension--high blood pres... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
By definition: Bipolar disorder is a condition whose very definition is that emotional highs and lows are both extreme and cyclic. Moods in bipolar are unusually far... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Interaction: Unmanaged anger and depression often go together and worsen each other. Unmoderated expression of anger often is followed by remorse and hopelessness;... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Reverse?: I am guessing you are asking if hypnosis can help motivate you to work out. (correct me if I am wrong!). Hypnosis can help some people get into the ha... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not exactly: Vulnerable genes only produce dire effects when the environment triggers them. Psych medications can indeed have a persistent, sometimes permanent be... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Best not: There is a lot of research on antidepressants and breastmilk, but it is not complete. With sam-e, unfortunately there is not much known, so to be safe... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Uncommon, but yes: Yes, this is possible, if uncommon. Make sure you discuss with your prescriber, who will want to check blood levels.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Medication, yes: Medication is necessary to adequately treat bipolar (i or ii). Lithium was the first medication discovered to stabilize mood in bpd and it remains an ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not a great idea: It would require unusual, if not exceptional, circumstances for these two meds to be prescribed in conjunction with one another. They do not have prec... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Rule out...: ...Anything cardiac or otherwise medical by consulting your regular physician. If all is well, then what you describe sounds like intense anxiety with... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
See Kay Jamison: Unfortunately, uncontrolled bipolar disorder generally gets worse as a person ages. Not always, but very often, distinct depressive and manic phases m... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Depends on cause: Be cared for by someone with lots of experience. While sah has a single name, it covers an enormous range of possible causes and progressions. On the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Maybe in part: Remeron (mirtazapine) is a medication with effects on two neurotransmitter systems. The second, "adrenergic", effect does cause the side effect you de... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Observant: You are asking a very interesting question, but it would be difficult to answer without much more information. You might want to speak in person to an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Legal question: The circumstances under which a dna test may be performed is a legal question with important possible implications. A physician who is not also an att... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Related questions: I've seen all your questions, and they are related. Sounds as though your doctor is truly concerned. Many, many people experience depression at some p... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Unlikely: To have a neuromuscular effect on the eyes, it would have to so bad a blow there would be other problems. Fyi, there are some people who relate esopho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not usually: Any medication misused, and any medication for some people, can be dangerous. But in general the medications used for ocd are quite safe. For example ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Maybe: It depends on the relation between one's anger and one's anxiety. Anger is often (not always!) an indirect way of channeling anxiety. If that is so, t... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Thyroid, maybe: Everything you describe could be due to a stress, or incipient weakness of thyroid function. But there are many other possible causes, too. It would b... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes: Check with your physician or pharmacist about reliable sources of generics.
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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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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. 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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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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