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Dr. Sudhir Gadh

Psychiatry
New York, NY
18 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Gadh

New York, NY

Address

80 east 11th street suite 242, New York, NY
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About

Bio

This is not my job or my career, it's a passion. I do my best to honor those who have taught me by providing attentive care for the patient in my presence. The approach must be gestalt: medication (if neccessary) at the lowest effective dose, psychotherapy and lifestyle adjustments.

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudhir Gadh
Psychiatry 18 years experience
None are safest: The standard treatment of an anxiety d/o is the triad of temporary Benzodiazepine use, intermediate antidepressant use and talk therapy (like CBT). SSRIs are not contraindicated in glaucoma but there is an elevated risk, so they're best avoided. As for Benzo use, they're not a good idea long term or without the other two parts of the treatment. That leaves us with CBT and lifestyle adjustments.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Gadh
Psychiatry 18 years experience
But why...?: The question is why do you need such measures to fight fatigue. Your doc is right to suggest limiting junk and caffeine but consider that they may be masking an underlying problem...Like sleep apnea or atypical depression or adhd or a thyroid condition. Best to get common causes of hypersomnia ruled out before embarking on a healthier journey.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sudhir Gadh
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Yes, but mostly No: To best ween off of a benzo, one should use a long acting and regularly (once or twice a day) prescribed benzo like klonopin, (clonazepam) tapered slowly over days or weeks or even months. Benzo withdrawal at its extreme can be fatal so its important to get it right. A small dose of antipsychotic however can reduce anxiety through the process but there may be better pharmacologic/non pharmacologic choices.

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Testimonials
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Mar 9, 2014
Dr Gadh's posts are always thought provoking. One can truly see the commitment and passion to medicine. This was apparent throughout medical school when we were roommates. Keep the great answers co...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gadh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gadh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! Saw my GP today and prescribed phenergan. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Paxil and other SSRIs I tried actually ruined my life and cost 3 years
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Why do you assume I "abuse" it? But still, best answer so far. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Stony Brook University
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