Dr. Ivan Greenspan

Clinical Psychology
SHERMAN OAKS, CA
23 years experience male

About

Bio

My practice primarily involves the treatment and evaluation of individuals who have experienced a traumatic experience or are dealing with chronic pain. I have been practicing in California for approximatly 13 years.

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

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A female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Go with a friend: Getting comfortable with needles is something that we all should work toward while recognizing that is okay to be afraid. It is weird to get injected... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Plan ahead : Eat at three or four specific times per day, instead of eating according to hunger. Have someone you know pick the healthy and possibly boring foods ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Rule out medical : After you have ruled out medical explanations consider journaling about what is bothering you. You seem to be weighted down by the stress in your lif... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Keep a sleep log.: You should express your concerns to your treating doctor. You should also keep a sleep log so you will be able to track the way the medication is in... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Get blood work done: If your labs are normal and you are not taking drugs or alcohol you should consider an eeg to determine if there is abnormal activity. It is not norm... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Varies: The condition can arise after periods of stress, a specific physical trauma or prolonged infection. The symptoms vary but typically the individual ha... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Consult gynecologist: I am a psychologist so it is out of my field a bit but it is best to rule out medical explanations before making guesses. Any online advice would nee... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Consider a walk: Mild to Moderate depression responds well to a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as reasonable exercise. Gotu Kola has varied affects o... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Ignore: Nail biting can be a reflection of unexpressed desire or fear. Try daily meditation of any type.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Symptom of anxiety: If there is a physical enjoyment of the discomfort it causes and a thrill from people looking at the damage then yes, but otherwise it is a sign of un... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Guilt is depression: Please read the other responses as they may be helpful. I recommend that you interpret your guilt as a symptom of depression. Part of being depress... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Check medications: First assess all of the medications and food she has eaten recently to rule out an allergic reaction. The next step would be for her to talk through ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Stress hormones: Stress hormones like cortisol increase the bodies ability to use energy during times of danger, activity, stress and anxiety but the stress hormone al... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Take it slow: If your child has separation anxiety disorder your child may simply have developmental delays that prevent her from developing an autonomous self unti... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
-Don't: Don't judge yourself for being upset. Simplify your life until you recover. Vent your feelings.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
PTSD: Ptsd is a stressful overreaction to a frightening experience.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Greenspan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Greenspan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you very much. This made me feel a lot better.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) That helps, thank you
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