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Dr. Meredith Moroff

Psychiatry
NY
21 years experience female

About

Bio

Brentwood NY HS 1992 - 3rd of 800 (so I wouldn't have to make a speech) lifeguard & camp swim instructor summers Cornell U 1996 Phi Beta Kappa in biopsych EMT and nanny for 2 ADHD, ODD and PDD adolescents for a year then med School, Zucker Hillside residency 01-05 husband, 4 children, dog happy :)

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe: In general, xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-seizure medication. As such it would make you less likely to have a seizure, tumor or no, seizure disorder o... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
See your doc: How much do you weigh? How many pillows do you sleep with? Do you snore? Do you have a family history of heart disease? High blood pressure? High chol... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Good for him for trying to quit and do the right thing! he should be okay anyway, but just in case, he can go to pretty much any vitamin shop and as... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
If I understand...: You mean when you have a pillow between your thighs it feels good, but then your knees and calves feel unsupported after awhile? If so, try using two ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depends: What you thinking about? If thinking about hurting self or anyone else, OR if thoughts are waking up from sleep, you need to talk to someone about it... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
GOOD NEWS: It's not a subarachnoid hemorrhage, b/c that's INSIDE your skull. My guess is that YOUR guess is correct, and that it IS, indeed, stress related. ASSU... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Not sure...: Your symptoms could be dehydration, side effects from pain medication, allergic reaction to medication (I say those 2 b/c u may be on antibiotic n pai... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Not surprising: If you can imagine where he is... Landing, and where it feels good during, is that where it feels bad after? That is normal. Anything else isn't, a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Unlikely: Likely there is a third agent working to cause both depression and irregular periods. How long have you had your period? Have you seen a doctor? Can y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Sort of: Some herbal remedies, such as St John's Wort, that claim to help symptoms of pms/pmdd. Issue that many docs take w/ herbals are twofold: there are oft... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Suicide?: "severe" is a matter of opinion. MDD and OCD are just labels docs give groups of symptoms so they can group patients. No one patient has the same MDD ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
I don't like this: I was not aware they started making these, but I can say I do not like the idea. Xanax (alprazolam) is already one of the most abuse prescription drug... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes. maybe...: Today you will see how you feel. Mostly, i would be concerned that you not be driving or doing anything where your being sedated or possibly falling a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe: Alcohol and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are both metabolized by the liver. That means when you use them both, the alcohol stays in your system longer than i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Technically?: Death. Is that GOING to happen? Unlikely. More likely is sweating, nervousness, palpitations, insomnia, no appetite, poss nausea/vomiting, incr'd bloo... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
IBS...: IBS=anxiety disorder that has been internalized into a physical symptom. IT IS NOT AN ACTUAL BOWEL DISORDER. The brain fog, poor concentration and hea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Therapy: There are lots of therapies where you work with a therapist one on one without medication. Sometimes they come to your house. Sometimes it's online. T... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Ignore: Making sure you go to sleep around the same time every night helps to keep your mood stable.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Ignore: Don't stop taking your medication just because you happen to be feeling good at the moment.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Ignore: Don't be afraid to tell your doctor you need more of his/her time.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depends: Assuming we are talking about scalp hair, eyebrows or eyelashes : If we are talking about pulling the hair and NOT removing it from its roots, as a so... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No, mostly.: Not usually. Vistaril is used as an anti-anxiety medication, but it works for people mostly because of it's convenient side effect of sedation. If som... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: In fact, people can have panic attacks in their sleep. What you are describing is pretty much the definition of a panic attack. Short period of time, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depends: Where do you swim? Pool, a fresh water lake, or ocean? Is it cold/heated? Do you put your face in to breathe or leave it out? Possibilities: water is... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
You're having them..: Diarrhea and loose stools. They are mostly sugar, with a little fat and a little protein, so it FEELS like you can live on them. But they are WAY more... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe: Risperdal primarily works by blocking dopamine. Dopamine happens to work in a negative feedback loop with prolactin. That means, as the Dopamine level... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Decreased libido?: When you say decreased libido, do you mean you don't wanna, or you wanna but you cant? And if you cant, do you mean it doesnt go up, or it goes up, bu... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
See your doc: There are lot of possibilities what could be happening, but first, don"t freak out because you're not gonna die from any, ok? Big deep breaths.. In th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
See your doc: I'm not sure what is making you concerned about your having a mental disorder, but I would say this: 1- if you are having distressing thoughts and fe... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depends: Did you USED TO sleep well? If so, what in your life has changed? If you haven't slept well your whole adult life, some basic tips: Make sure room i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Faulty wiring: If you have type i, basically you have random things happening at different times. Sometimes there's inflammation going up and down. Sometimes your br... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe: In general, zofran (ondansetron) is made for short-term usage, and if it has not gotten your symptoms under control yet, adding more is unlikely to he... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Apri, possibly: Sweats, cramping, diarrhea, headaches, and depression can all be side effects of all birth control pills. You need to work with your gyn, let them kno... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No: If you are not using marijuana now, there is no reason you cannot use a prescribed medication from your doctor. Be sure you are always honest with you... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No, mostly.: Brown blood = old blood no new cramps, no bright red blood, and doing everything your doctors asked you to do since the procedure? Then there isn'... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Tomorrow morning start with 1/2 a tablet instead. You are obviously extra sensitive to the early side effects of the med. They DO pass, but it's more... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe: Any time you are on opiate pain meds, you run the risk of constipation. Constipation = increased pushing while on the bowl =hemorrhoid! most of the t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes. maybe...: you ARE describing 2 symptoms we'd worry about, decreased concentration and visual hallucinations. But MORE importantly, they are obviously distressin... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Whoa!: Hold your horses! By all means, see your doc and get bloodwork --plain CBC will clear up your concern about bone cancer because your white blood cell ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Not sure: It's common to get food cravings when on meds, and to become dehydrated on meds, so craving water makes sense. Why ICE cold? I don't know, except it d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Plan better: Your body isn't built to do all nighters. In fact, besides water, you'll die of sleep deprivation before you starve to death! That said, if you MUST s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe...: When you say "probable Cocaine problem, " are we talking about, they are likely to trade the prescription for something in the class of drug they pref... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe...: Excessive swalling could cause a feeling of post nasal drip, but vice versa could occur as well. Also, if someone were to have a history of panic or a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Neither: I don't think one is more likely than the other to cause weight gain all by itself. Weight gain comes with poor blood sugar control. Whichever prepara... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Wait...: Just because it recurred, doesn't mean you need a different treatment. How long after the tx did it recur? Was it right away, or a decent amount of ti... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes!: Could be sign of infection, traveling up your arm. Is it warmer than other arm? Thicker? Fact that it's been happening gradually means its slow, not ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Doubtful: We just don't know THAT much about the genetics of any mental illness yet, let alone a symptom as specific as coprophilia. I WOULD say that children o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes. maybe...: Akithisia can and does subside in many people. Exactly who will get it and why, we do not know. You can talk to your doctor about medications early o... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No, mostly.: But that's because it's a really new drug, so it's not prescribed "often" for anything! It IS an antidepressant, and all antidepressants are also use... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Many reasons: Simply put, there are many receptors for serotonin (like 7 and counting). But every drug does not necessarily interact with every single subtype of se... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moroff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moroff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! thanks dr. I stopped smoking after 20 years this year have a great day
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Thanks for your quick reply! THANX A FINANCIAL FLOP FOR FORREST pharma..did poor in trials
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! You answered just what I was asking.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

VIP Woman of the Year - National Association of Professional Women
Doctor of Excellence - Physicians Review
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

North Shore - LIJ Medical Center
Zucker Hillside Hospital
Southside hospital
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