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Dr. Claudia Sickinger

Psychiatry
WHITE PLAINS, NY
27 years experience

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Rash with Lexapro (escitalopram): Most people don't get a rash from lexapro, (escitalopram) however, any person can develop a rash or a reaction to a drug if they happen to be sensitiv... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Pmdd treatment: A primary care physician with some expertise in woman's health, an ob/gyn or psychiatrist can diagnose and treat pmdd.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Lexapro/weight gain: Weight gain can be dose associated with the dose of an antidepressant/antianxiety drug like lexapro, (escitalopram) but not always. Weight gain can b... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
PMDD: Pmdd typically presents as notable changes in mood, behavior and functioning in the weeks surrounding a woman's menstral period each month. These symp... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) withdrawal.: Seroquel has antihistamine (like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has which is also very sedating). If stopped abruptly, it can cause antihistamine withdra... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram) treatment: 10 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) is considered to be the lowest starting dose for an adult. It may be the best therapeutic dose if you have mild anxie... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine): If you are having disturbing or uncomfortable side effects, discuss lowering your dose of Paxil (paroxetine) with your doctor. If this doesn't work or... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Early Alzheimers: Forgetfulness, confusion, changes in personality and difficulty performing previously easy tasks (ie cooking, following driving directions, etc.). Co... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Hormone dysfunction: Most likely you are suffering from some form of medical condition, such as a hormonal imbalance (ie adrenal or thyroid gland dysfunction). Psychiatri... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Bulimia treatment: It is possible to beat bulimia but it requires a medical and psychological approach. Often, there are complicated relationships that contribute to th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Bulimia damage: Hormonal imbalance, hair loss, damage to the heart muscle, damage to the esophagus, throat and teeth, and life threatening imbalances in fluid and ele... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Bulimia: Bulimia is an extremely dangerous, and in a good number of serious cases, a life threatening condition. Electrolyte imbalance, damage to the throat a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Estrogen : Estrogen treatment does not lead to dementia.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Sickinger
27 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects: Usually starting with a low dose and increasing the medication slowly (over several days or even weeks) can minimize side effects, but not always if y... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sickinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sickinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1995MD
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