PRINCETON, NJ — Licensed Princeton, NJ psychiatrist and psychologist Dr. Yitzhak Shnaps, MD now provides a new approach to child and teen therapy that few other therapists offer. This treatment method, Intensive Combined Therapy, allows Dr. Shnaps to observe child and teen patients for psychiatric, medical, or behavioral problems simultaneously.
Rather than visiting several doctors for analysis of individual psychological or psychiatric disorders, Intensive Combined Therapy allows patients to seek a single doctor for both therapy and medication. Doctors like Dr. Shnaps providing this unique service are more capable to understand the entirety of any disorders the patient may be experiencing, which reduces the chance of missing a diagnosis or incorrectly diagnosing a patient.
“In complex cases, patients often seek treatment from several doctors in psychological and medicinal disciplines,” says the Dr. Shnaps, one of the top Princeton, NJ psychiatrists. “However, there are few doctors that can administer both psychiatric and psychological treatment. Only these doctors are qualified for Intensive Combined Therapy.”
With a single doctor prescribing medication and simultaneously monitoring patient response to medication during therapy, making adjustments to medication or eliminating medication is a far simpler process than corresponding between several practices. It is often recognized faster, which reduces the chance of over-medicating a patient.
In child and teen patients especially, seeking treatment under one doctor can be highly beneficial adds Dr. Shnaps. When treated by multiple doctors, younger patients may believe their conditions are worse than they really are, because they’re visiting several doctors. Also, patients can develop a better bond with a single doctor, which facilitates more productive therapy sessions.
“I’m probably in a minority of New Jersey psychiatrists that is both a doctor of medicine and a therapist,” says Dr. Shnaps. “I’m proud to provide a wider field of treatment for my patients. People seeking therapy deserve the best treatment and treatment environment possible. I strive to provide this for them and help them live happy, fulfilling lives.”
In addition to individual therapy sessions under Intensive Combined Therapy, the New Jersey psychiatrist also works with both the young patient and his or her parents (or legal guardians) in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). This form of therapy helps parents and practitioners identify what a child’s problems are and the root of the unwanted behaviors.
To learn more about New Jersey psychiatrist Dr. Yitzhak Shnap’s Intensive Combined Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving, visit Dr. Shnaps’ Web site: http://princetonsychiatrist.com or call (609) 921-7878 for more information.
About Dr. Yitzhak Shnaps, MD
Yitzhak Shnaps, MD provides integrated psychiatric treatment and psychological counseling for individuals along the lifespan. He specializes in psychiatry, with expertise in Mood Disorders, Learning and Behavioral Disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and other mental health issues in individual, family, and school settings.
Dr. Shnaps is a graduate of the Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel and performed his Psychiatric Residency and Psychiatric Chief Residency at Albert Einstein Medical College, Bronx, New York. His academic and administrative appointments have included Chief, Dual Diagnosis Services – Carrier Foundation, Belle Mead, New Jersey; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey; and Courtesy Medical Staff, University Medical Center at Princeton, New Jersey.
He is board certified (an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Diplomate), is licensed to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey, and has DEA (US Drug Enforcement Agency) certification. He has received the Sandoz Award for Excellence in Psychiatry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has been named one of the Best Doctors in America, first selected in 1996. Dr. Shnaps is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and an affiliate member with both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the International Society for the Research of Aggression (ISRA) and has authored and co-authored clinical and research publications in peer reviewed
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