Being Alan Manevitz, M.D.

Get to know one of the highest regarded Psychiatrists in the New York City metro area.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, nationally recognized Psychiatrist, Doctor Alan Manevitz, was destined to embrace a unique compassion for those who struggle with serious mental health issues.  He grew up as a young boy with a growing interest in medicine and would become a successful graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980.  He went on to complete his residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1984 where he subsequently completed an advanced pharmacology fellowship and sex therapy training in 1985.  Dr. Manevitz opened his own private practice in Manhattan, New York nearly three decades ago and embarked on a mission to fulfill his desire to treat those who struggled with mental illness.   Continue reading “Being Alan Manevitz, M.D.”

Anxiety Linked to Sedentary Behaviour

Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious? Review found link between the two, but not cause and effect
WebMD News from HealthDay,By Amy Norton,HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests.

The findings, researchers said, do not prove that sitting in front of a TV or computer causes anxiety. For one, it’s possible that anxiety-prone people choose to be sedentary. Continue reading “Anxiety Linked to Sedentary Behaviour”

Study Shows Genetic Link Between Creativity and Psychiatric Disorders

Are you creative? Creativity and psychiatric disorders are linked together; Study shows genetic link – By David Findley

A new study reveals that there is a prospect of an overlap between genetic components which result in an individual’s creativity and some psychiatric disorders.

The study involved examining genetic material from more than 86,000 people in Iceland and identified the genetic variants that had link with a heightened risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Then the researchers dug deeper into variants in a group which consists of more than a 1,000 people who had been members of national societies of artists such as actors, dancers, visual arts, musicians and writers in Iceland. Continue reading “Study Shows Genetic Link Between Creativity and Psychiatric Disorders”

Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Increased Risk of Psychological Distress

According to HealthDay News, Women, people with chronic medical conditions, the poor and those without health insurance are more likely to struggle with “serious psychological distress,” U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Serious psychological distress is a term that identifies people who are likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder that limits their lives, according to the researchers. Overall, they found that about 3 percent of Americans surveyed have serious psychological distress. Continue reading “Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Increased Risk of Psychological Distress”