Dr. Panagiota Korenis

Psychiatry
Bronx, NY
15 years experience female

Locations

Office

Bronx

Address

1276 Fulton Ave., Bronx
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Forensic psychiatrist, board certified. I am Currently employed with SOC Telemed, Medical Director for GMHC and in private practice. Past positions held include: Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at BronxCare Health System and Director of the psychiatry residency training program.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
92 Agrees
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Not bad but...: At this age you should have lots and lots of energy that would not necessitate energy drinks. Stay active and eat healthy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
You may not need to: It depends on the class of medication prescribed by your prescriber. If you were prescribed an SSRI and started on another medication of the same cla... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes.: It is ok to take tums (calcium carbonate) w Ativan. Don't drink alcohol euthanasia Ativan or take any other benzodiazepines.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
It could be.: Make sure you have ruled out all medical causes of fatigue. A big one is hypothyroidism.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Ups and downs: Bipolar disorder means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of sympto... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes: There is a lot of evidence for a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder. Twin studies show evidence for genetic predisposition. However, genes a... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Propranolol: Hi- sonwtimes medications called beta blockers can be used to treat specific phobias/anxieties like test taking, flying or public speaking. It is a n... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Eat: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Drink water. Make sure you go to all appointments.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Within A few hours: You should be feeling better within a few hours. Good luck.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Strengthen muscles: I suggest you start doing exercises to strengthen your lower back. After csection/surgery your body needs time to recover and heal and during that tim... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
No problem: You can divide up the dose just fine. Be sure to let your MD know that you are sensitive to side effects so They can be sure to increase at small inc... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
30 minutes: It is all about getting your heart rate up. 30 minutes at one time will give you the opportunity to really get your heart rate up and get your body in... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Check thyroid: Ensure that your thyroid function is optimized as that could be a quick fix to some excess edema and water weight as well as lethargy and fatigue. If... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Goal oriented: Happy to hear you are pursuing higher educational goals! It's also excellent that you are able to identify triggers for your affective dysregulation -... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Unfortunately no.: Alzheimer's is a very complicated multifactorial disease that seems yo have a number of contributing factors that result in its onset. There is no sp... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Ups and downs: Manic depression means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of sympto... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Probably not.: Most guidelines do not recommend ambien (zolpidem) higher than 10 for women and in some cases stick to 5mg. Consider thinking about what other things ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Not a good idea: Methadone is an opiate and is one of the most addictive substances that should only be taken with medical supervision. I really encourage you to thin... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Don't waste your $: At this point ecigarrettes are very new. There are limited number of studies and the research is really just beginning to understand the longterm eff... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
3-4 days: Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine used to help with anxiety symptoms. A one time dose of 3mg should be out of your system after 3- 4 days. If you are a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Maybe 2 weeks: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
No: Red wine is very good for you in moderation. It contains resveratrol which has been linked to numerous health benefits including: prevention against ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Full check up: Make sure your thyroid function is stable as hyperthyroid that is not controlled can present with anxiety symptoms including panic and palpitations as... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Could be: Around this time your uterine muscles are expanding as the baby is growing. It is pretty common to experience pains around your lower back. Please k... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
No you don't.: Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating illness. It affects millions of people and results in premature cognitive decline, societal drift and oft... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
You might.: It all depends on the packing and storing of the honey.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Stay active: I agree with my colleagues that we need more information regarding specifics of your symptoms I have a couple of suggestions. 1: make sure you don't ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Keep on it: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Depends on use.: It depends on the amount of marijuana used. If you are a chronic smoker it may last upwards of six months in your hair follicle.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Not so simple: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are separate disorders. Some studies suggest an increased risk in families with these disorders, however, these di... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Maybe 2 weeks: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes it will: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
You might be.: Consider getting a home pregnancy test, they can detect levels of HCG in your system to give you the earliest result.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Ups and downs: Bipolar disorder means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of sympto... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Possibly: Clozapine is a medication used to treat treatment resistant psychotic symptoms. People who have bipolar disorder may also experience psychotic sympto... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Toothpaste: A good old home remedy to get rid of pimples is to apply toothpaste on a pimple overnight.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Taking: Taking your medication as prescribed is very important. Skipping doses is not a good idea.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Don't do it.: You could potentially put yourself at risk for overdose leading to respiratory depression, coma and death. If you did this - call 911 or go to your n... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Probably not.: Most probably nothing will happen but watch out for signs of toxicity including nausea and vomiting. Call poison control or ed if he begins to develo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes don't overdo it: You may have alcohol - however, alcohol in excess is not good for you and in the long run may have deleterious effects on many organ systems in your b... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Ignore: Rapid cycling bipolar disorder is most likely to Present with a depressed episode.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Ignore: Spend a few moments everyday being mindful and aware of your breathing and your body.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Related to menopause: Thyroid hormone levels are closely connected to FSH, LH and Estriol levels which change a lot during menopause. This could be why you are needing to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
As soon as you can: Maybe you could clarify in terms of how often you mean by "PRN." Ideally you would want to be off of medications that have potentially teratogenic ef... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Check up time: Sounds like you should get evaluated. Comorbid smoking with heart condition can be a variety if things and you would benefit from a full assessment. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
No.: Are you taking any medications? Are you putting yourself under position of stress to perform?
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes: This is a possible wide effect of Prozac (fluoxetine). You should immediately consult your psychiatrist as you may be flipping to mania suggesting th... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Consider therapy: Anxiety can be related to a number of things. Treatments are numerous including behavioral therapies and medication strategies. You may first want to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
It's ok.: Only take as recommended and nothing more. If symptoms persist you may need to be evaluated for GERD.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Causes of depression: Hi- sounds like you are having a hard time. While there are many causes for depression, medication induced depression is certainly a possibility. Pl... Read More
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Oct 4, 2015
Dr. Korenis is a new, and highly welcome addition to HealthTap! I learned a great deal from her answers, and I applaud how she meets patients warmly. Great bedside manner! She also collaborates well w...Read More
Oct 10, 2015
Learnt good practical tips from her answers.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Oct 15, 2015
Welcome!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. Haven't been able to get answers from doctors. It's driving me crazy. Either hypo or hyper.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much! I was worried I wouldn't have an answer before I needed to go to bed.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Yes I take in medicines to improve my performance now adays

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

Bronx Lebanon Hospital center

Awards

Teacher of the Year 2015
Leadership Award in Residency 2012
Junior Resident of the Year 2010

Affiliations

American Academy Of Psychiatry And The Law
American Academy Of Psychoanalysis And Psychodynamic Psychiatry
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