Dr. Anthony Vertino

Clinical Psychology
Deerfield
25 years experience male

Locations

Anthony D Vertino, PsyD PC

Deerfield

Address

420 Lake Cook Road - Suite 108, Deerfield
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Fax

2245158232

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About

Bio

I have a special interest in ADD/ADHD, PTSD, Trauma, Personality Disorders and working with adults who are disabled. Several research initiatives with various groups are also underway and help defer the cost of treatment to the subject.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Addiction Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Pain Management

Doctor Q&A

663 Answers
115 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Common: Symptoms of depression are sadness, fatigue, low drive, isolation, avoidance of others, poor appetite, poor sleep, irritability etc. If you have any ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
None: Sports medicine will not use amphetamines. it is a banned substance in competitions. Unless you are diagnosed and treated by a non-sports physician ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Difficult: When working with adult's whose parents have divorced, I usually remind them that there are likely details and events that may never be made public. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: But they usually have to have a reason to do so.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Take it outside: If the home or couch is not helping you stay motivated use other locations. Use your home for rest and recovery. Go somewhere else. Take a walk or ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not a good idea: Generally not a good idea to mix alcohol and any medication.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
No.: Ask someone who has had a psychotic episode from cannabis use and they would answer that differently. In short, none of these are good for you. Sayi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Never too late: I've personally worked with patients with social anxiety far older than 25. Anyone can learn to use tools and strengths to their advantage socially. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Combination: Of medicine and psychotherapy to address impulse control, organization and needed lifestyle changes is the best method.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Quick fixes: Checklists and 10 deep breaths are only designed to work temporarily. It takes some pretty committed practice of meditation, progressive muscle relax... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Anticonvulsants: The anticonvulsant group is the most commonly prescribed and the most effective of the medications for Bipolar Disorder.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Congratulations: On choosing a healthier lifestyle. Most successful people in this group start with one or two small changes and continue adding. They may start walk... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
I would talk with Dr: Without causing unnecessary panic here... I would talk to your Dr or nurse on call today. There is an interaction listed with these 2 drugs that sim... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
No: Adding smoke into the mouth when it is trying to recover is unsanitary and likely will effect the healing process. As for the second question, it is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Get help: You need to see a professional as soon as you can. Severe depressive symptoms like this tend to worsen without any treatment. See a primary care doc... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Time for some help: If you notice your symptoms worsening, it's time for some help. See a Psychologist to help diagnose and treat the issues both the surface issues and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Want to limit: Any hard impacts with the head are of some concern post concussion. But if you did hit your head and did not experience immediate concussive effects,... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Take it seriously: Part of the stigma of mental illness is that the mentally ill are predisposed to violence. It is actually a far smaller number of those diagnosed and... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Self-diagnosis: Self-diagnosis and using reputable books and internet sources is valuable, but confirming the diagnosis with a psychiatrist or psychologist is essenti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
A lot: This quite a list of diagnoses. Anyone of these disorders alone is considered serious and persisting. Getting help and managing symptoms with a comb... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Self-talk: Remind yourself when you are not panicky that you don't feel that way all the time.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Perhaps health tap: Look on health tap and see if there is a strongly rated or top doc for add in your area. Otherwise, there are several doc rating sites on the web. I... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
ask: Therapy is the perfect opportunity to ask what was meant. An open dialogue works best. It could mean a lot of different things. Ask. Be proactive.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Muscle burns fat: Men tend to lose weight faster due to muscle energy expenditures. The bigger the muscles the more energy expended. Muscles grow, more energy expende... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Generally: It is generally contraindicated with most medications to drink alcohol and take the medicine. Some medications are more strongly contraindicated. Re... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Don't smoke: If the label says don't. They put that on there for a good reason. Probably a significant interaction with a psychoactive substance like cannabis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Unfortunate but yes: You can gain weight from eating anything. Its is generally harder with fruits and veggies, but you can. A mcdonalds salad can have up to 380 calorie... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Get evaluated: If you have frequent headaches or pains in your head (not your brain, it doesn't have pain receptors) you should go to a physician and get checked out... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Get a check up: I would see my primary care doctor and explain your concerns with him or her. They will be discreet and understanding. If necessary they may recomme... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Get rid of...: Processed sugars and foods with dyes are generally recommended to eliminate from anyone's diet who has ADHD.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes certain tic-like behaviors can develop on the stimulant medications. Clearing one's throat can be a tic or just a dry mouth/dry throat resp... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not bad: There are probably better choices than energy drinks. Energy drinks often have more caffeine in them and this will probably increase your stress leve... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
No: Autism is separate from intellectual capacity deficits. Retardation or and IQ less than 70 points does not exist in all autistic persons. They are s... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Like smoking: May slow healing?? Not sure. Pretty sure it has never been studied.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Talk with a Dr: There are many treatment options available for depression of any level. Drs can help you determine what may be most effective in your case.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
The jury is out: There are a lot of thoughts about what causes autism. None has been conclusive or explained a large majority of cases yet.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Depends on the sense: Our senses need to function seamlessly with our information processing centers. Psychologists and occupational therapists are qualified to do a senso... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Wordly vs soulful: Accomplishment, power, money etc are worldly feelings and provide excitement, not happiness. Love, intimacy, trust, respect, communication are soulfu... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
No: While people with mild autism/asperger's disorder can be oblivious to the emotional responses of others and/or unable to predict emotional outcomes so... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
All concussion: All concussions are serious. Loss of consciousness after a concussion is one of the more serious symptoms. Any head injury should result in others t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Evaluation: I would start with an evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist. There are also people who specialize in eating disorder assessment and treatment ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Structure/schedule: For adhd, social anxiety, and depression set a structure that is more rigid than flexible. Make a schedule for events and task completion that is vis... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Quitting: Video games are like candy for the adhd brain. They are so stimulating, they can become somewhat addicting. The time spent on gaming is the real fac... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Heres an exercise: I use this often with clients. Write a short (5 items) list of your best qualities or strengths. Don't minimize them or make them into negatives. W... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
All mental illness: I think the stigma against all mental illness is very high and possibly worsening with some recent events in the news. Also, those with mental illnes... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Catch 22: Concussion symptoms can linger. Anxiety and stress can cause headaches. These issues can also interact. It is usually recommended that while recove... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Depression: Depression can cause feelings of hopelessness, as well as depersonalization and derealization. If you are nearer to the birth of your baby, you could... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Differences: We all have different genetic predispositions and tolerances for depression. Some are more resilient than others. Some more sensitive or susceptible... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Different drugs: Mdma and lsd are both chemically different. Therefore different short and long term effects. Ecstasy/molly(mdma) are also different version of the d... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Maybe more than one: Social anxieties/phobias are often associated with negative thoughts about others and their attitudes towards you. However more serious conditions su... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 19, 2014
I am very grateful for your insight and caring! Keep up the great job!
May 21, 2015
Your answers are very thoughtful and worded in a compassionate way
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Jun 28, 2015
I have never had a Dr. as good as Dr. Vertino. He is very dedicated to helping his clients and really cares about his clients. He is a great listener, uses humor, gets straight to the point, and cares
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have both ADHD and asthma. I am 62 female. Didnt know possible conne
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Love that idea! He might be hypersensitive too.Need to check that out!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I wish I had more guidance to rule things out before meds! Thanks!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical or Grad School
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Top Psychologist Evanston Region Summer 2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, Evanston Region, IL - Summer
2013
Top Psychologist, First Place, Illinois - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)

Publications

White papers: “A Collaborative Approach to the Study and Treatment of Autism”, Visionary Sciences Whitepaper, March 7, 2010.
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