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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff

Psychiatry
New York, NY
19 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

575 Madison Avenue, 8th floor, New York, NY
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Fax

(212) 605-0222

About

Bio

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff is a New York City Psychiatrist specializing in adolescent and adult psychotherapy and pharmacology for all psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, and addictions. Her warm compassionate approach sets patients at ease and helps them take constructive steps towards wellness. Dr. Itzkoff was co-valedictorian of her class at Cornell University, where she completed her undergraduate studies. She received her MD from New York University School of Medicine and completed Residency in Psychiatry & Fellowship training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, also in New York City. Dr. Itzkoff received the Adele Zinberg Award for Women's Leadership in Psychiatry & remains Assistant Professor at MSMC.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Fertility Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, New York

Doctor Q&A

382 Answers
349 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Clarify please ?: Are you asking about what comprises a healthy diet? Or what the different functions of proteins & carbohydrates are? how to get anti-oxidants, ma... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Serious enough? : It sounds like the symptoms you describe could result from anything incl mild URI 2 anxiety disorder. It sounds like sxs R quite distressing to you , ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Stop Amitriptyline? : Amitriptyline, a TCA antidepressant, which may b rx'ed for illnesses including pain, Headaches, and IBS, when taken for long periods of time, can have... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Check with ur ob gyn: As it's always better safe than sorry! Frank pain, fever, chills, & burning sensation would increase the likelihood of infection, but given that u... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
If you get help: For schizophrenia, & as tough as it is, stay with treatment (and avoid going off treatment) you will feel much much better. Talk to your psychiatr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Prego, constipated: yes. It's very common to be a bit constipated or irregular during pregnancy, for a number of reasons. Prenantal vitamins have extra iron in them, whic... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Depression and PMS: It can be normal, or part of PMS to feel a bit depressed or down b4 your period. Pts with anxiety, may be more prone to PMDD, which may lead to worse ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Splitting tabs: As long as your doctor has indicated that she or he believes you should be taking 20 mg of viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) rather than 40mg, then,... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Skipped a period: If you're sexually active, I would check another pregnancy test, just in case you ovulated late, and therefore your period would have arrived late, an... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Quetiapine tabs: If your doc prescribes 1/2 of a 25 mg quetiapine tab, but they crumble when you try to split them, try asking your pharmacist for a pill splitter. the... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Duloxetine 240mg??: The max FDA approved dose of duloxetine (or cymbalta), an SNRI, is 120mg (60 X 2). While a doc may recommend outside the FDA guidelines, that sounds a... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Saphris (asenapine)? Latuda?: I'm sorry to hear you're not yet feeling better on saphris (asenapine). Talk with ur prescribing doctor. Your doc can review your concerns, any side e... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Best bipolar meds?: There is no one best, or even one best class of medications to treat bipolar disorder. Various medications are used, including mood stabilizers, atypi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Sleep & psych: There's no one best medication for treatment of insomnia, nor one best class of med. Talk with your doctor about the right medication for your symptom... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Aroused : Because you're relaxed, perhaps. Because there are few distractions besides each other and fantasizing/day dreaming. Because you're lying in bed toget... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
5htp is a breakdown : product of tryptophan, which is an amino acid necessary for production of seratonin. Increased 5htp may lead to increased circulating serotonin. The b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Menthol cigarettes: Are cigarettes and all cigarettes are down right terrible for your health. If you can quit smoking, you'll reduce your risk of Lung CA, cardiovascular... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Perhaps none :): Not everyone gets pregnant on their first few attempts! In fact, most docs don't have any suspicion that there's anything "wrong" unless you've been t... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole) or risperdal: Both medications are atypical anti-psychotics which are used to treat mood disorders, including depression &bipolar disorders as well as psychotic... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Reflux returned :/: Given your hx of Barrett's, you should schedule an appointment with your GI. S/he may need to look into why Lansoprazole stopped working. A scope may ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a derm: A dermatologist can evaluate your rash to determine if it is worrisome & requires treatment and stopping provigil, or if it is benign, or does not... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Ignore: Get distracted in yoga class? You're not alone! Try hot yoga, or something more fast paced.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Depends on how much: U smoke or use tobacco or nicotine replacement & how fast you metabolize cotinine, a tobacco breakdown product. In large studies Cotinine levels a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Yes. It is unhealthy: Never take more than the recommended dose of any medication, even OTC medications, unless directed by your doc. Advil is ibuprofen, an NSAID, that can... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Tell your doctor: Exactly what you wrote right here. Honesty is the best policy. Tell ur doc how much I've been using & for how long, and most importantly, that you... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Is Xanax (alprazolam) safer?: Xanax (alprazolam), a short acting benzo, is prescribed to treat anxiety symptoms, as is Buspar (buspirone), (buspirone) which effects serotonin rec... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Luvox, Zoloft, (sertraline) and : Lexapro (escitalopram) are all SSRIs. They're all 1st line agents in tx of anxiety and depression. They all work via the same mechanism -- inhibiting ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine) & suboxone?: Always discuss all of your medications with each doctor you see & and any doc prescribing a new med, to be sure you & ur doc can correctly ass... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Metoprolol 4 anxiety: Beta blockers are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety. One benefit over some other meds, is that they are non-habit forming (not addictive&am... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Klonopin (clonazepam) blood level: if ur prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) regularly, then having taken a few extra doses over an extended period of time is extremely unlikely to have an... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline) can have : Side effects. (In fact, all medications can have side effects). Sertraline, an SSRI may result in mild side effects that include GI side effects, ejac... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Psych md out ? : I'm so sorry to hear that your doc is away and perhaps does not have a covering doc in place. If you need to see your psychiatrist, and his office ind... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
OCPs & lexapro (escitalopram) are : Both so commonly prescribed, that, I assure you, there are vast numbers of women on the same "combo". Do you have a more specific question? There is n... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
No : Penis pumps are used to treat erectile dysfunction in particular cases, but are not known to cause erectile dysfunction. Talk to ur doc about the natu... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Unprotected oral sex: can lead to transmission of STDs. To be safe, schedule an appointment with your doc, describe your partners symptoms & sexual habits, so you can b... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Did I take my pill?: It sounds like u worry that u may not have taken ur pill, but do take it the same time ea day, and if u check, ur up to date on ur pills. Sometimes, i... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Scared to exercise: Talk to your doctor. Patients who are physically healthy but afraid to exercise, even minimally, for fear of dying may be suffering from an anxiety di... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Clinda anxiety: Talk to your prescribing doc about any concerns you have. You don't mention any side effects from the clinda, and you mention a history of anxiety. i... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Trazadone or ambien (zolpidem)?: Before you make any changes to your medication regimen, you should discuss thoroughly with your provider. Now sounds like a good time to leave your d... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Stay with it! : I'm sorry to hear of ur depressive exacerbation, despite prozac (fluoxetine) tx. It's great that ur working with ur doc to get started on a hier dose ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Intense depression: Should be treated ASAP! Many treatments are available. The most important thing is that you reach out to a health professional, & let them know a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Anxiety is a : Diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that medical causes for rapid HR first need to be ruled out. If an underlying cause is identified, it must be treated.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Anxiety & PPD: Can both affect motivation and relationships. The good news, is that there are great treatments available. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms &am... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See MD: Need history, inspection, examination and perhaps testing for proper diagnosis & treatment. Call your doc so you can be seen ASAP & start to f... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Chest Cough - cause?: So, without a list of other associated signs & symptoms, I could not safely or professionally diagnose pneumonia in a such a setting. Ur q says ur... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Dont use any other: substances, including street drugs, OTC meds, or alcohol after a meth bender (unless a medication is specifically prescribed to you by an MD who is aw... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Are you sexually : active? If u have been sexually active, u could be pregnant. The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. The best way to know if you are pre... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Sleep & psych: There's no one best medication for treatment of insomnia, nor one best class of med. Talk with your doctor about the right medication for your symptom... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Mom w/ SLE, lo mood: I'm sure it is extremely helpful to your mom, to have such a caring daughter. Your love and support are surely paramount to your mom, and are things t... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) taper: Remember that whenever changing a psychiatric medication regimen, all medication changes should be carried out in collaboration with your treating doc... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Itzkoff is a very caring and compassionate doctor. She is a leader in her field. I would highly recommend anyone considering her. I would trust my own family member to be seen by her!
Jun 12, 2014
I endorse Dr. Itzkoff. Dr. Itzkoff clearly has an excellent knowledge of psychiatry and medicine in general. She is providing an excellent service to the public.
Apr 28, 2015
Dr Itzkoff always provides helpful answers in a direct, thoughtful and caring way. She is an awesome addition to the Healthtap team.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanx doctor...i was so scared after dry hump...but after reading your opinion i'm feeling relaxed..thank you so much..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Sorry, i am only on lyrica. All the other meds are what i used to take
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I got a msg from a doc, not very supportive. Thank you so much, helped

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

2008 Patient’s Choice Award, recognizing outstanding patient care
2009 Patient’s Choice Award, recognizing outstanding patient care
2010 Patients' Choice Award

Affiliations

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029
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