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ADHD Outcome Data in Adults Show Value of Early Treatment
When men diagnosed with ADHD in childhood were followed up several decades later, some were found to have very poor outcomes. Most, however, were leading productive lives.
Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood portends a number of negative outcomes later in life, a 33-year follow-up of childhood ADHD subjects has found
Doctor Rudominer appeared as an expert on this ABC Eyewitness News story on September 20, 2012. For more information about the topic and video check out our Facebook page (click on Facebook link above)
As a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with over 40 years of experience, Dr. Rudominer has extensive experience treating patients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders. He has been listed as one of the best psychiatrists in the USA and Canada specializing in the treatment of people with Mood Disorders on a leading depression website.
Dr. Rudominer has been honored with both the Patients' Choice Award and Most Compassionate Doctor's Award for 2012 and 2013. Among the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent qualify for the award, based on patient feedback. Doctors are rated on-line by patients on various components of care, including accuracy of diagnoses, the amount of time spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care.
Dr. Rudominer has also been awarded the New York University School of Medicine 2012-2013 Faculty Service Achievement Award. Since 1988 he has devoted himself in various essential capacities to the cause of higher education as represented by the diverse programs of the School.
Many patients have a misconception that psychiatrists are trained just to treat problems with medication alone. Although in some cases that might be true, Dr. Rudominer’s training gives him the expertise to treat the "whole patient" with psychotherapy and medication if needed. Dr. Rudominer believes that, if possible, it is always best for the patient and family to deal with only one clinician rather than deal with a psychiatrist just for medication and a separate psychologist or social worker for counseling. He is one of the few psychiatrists in New Jersey who has a full-time psychotherapy practice in addition to being a psychopharmacologist and seeing patients for medication management
Dr. Rudominer also welcomes referrals from other psychologists and psychiatric social workers for medication management alone and will work closely with them to help achieve patient goals.
Unlike many psychiatrists in New Jersey where you often have to wait weeks to months to schedule an appointment, Dr. Rudominer will almost always see you within one to two days if there is an emergency. His “hands on” approach, including his availability to speak to patients by phone whenever they are in need, even on weekends, is unusual for psychiatrists. He also encourages patients or their family members to email him with important information.
In addition Dr. Rudominer has expertise in rendering second opinions regarding diagnoses and treatment as well as treating the "difficult patient". And because of his medical training, he may be able to diagnose an underlying medical condition that may have gone undetected by a non-medical professional.
And, what is the difference between a Psychiatrist, and a Psychologist, and a Psychiatric Social Worker, and a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?
A psychiatrist is a trained physician who has completed medical school. He or she then continues special training in the field of psychiatry much like other physicians receive specialized training in pediatrics or cardiology. Because of this training, he or she is licensed to both prescribe medication and practice psychotherapy.