Philosophy

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Dr. Barbara Bartlik is a psychiatrist and integrative medicine specialist in Manhattan who has over three decades of experience in clinical practice. She uses mainstream medications, psychotherapy, natural therapies (dietary modification, detoxification, supplementation with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and herbs), and cutting edge technologies. Whether the problem is psychiatric (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, autism, or bipolar disorder) or medical (fatigue, pain, insomnia, dementia, sexual dysfunction, hormonal-related problems, traumatic brain injury, weight, or autoimmune issues), this integrative approach is effective and tends to minimize adverse effects. Dr. Bartlik does recognize that sometimes natural approaches are not enough and it is necessary to prescribe medication, temporarily or on an ongoing basis. Even then, Dr. Bartlik believes that natural therapies and lifestyle interventions can enhance the effect of medications and overall health, allowing for a reduction in dosage or eventual discontinuation of the medication. 

Education and Expertise

Education

Undergraduate Education: University of Hartford, 1977

Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1981

Residency: New York University Medical Center, 1985

Research Fellowship: New York University Medical Center, 1987

Board Certifications

Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Integrative Medicine from the American Board of Physician Specialties 

Sexology from the American Board of Sexology

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Family/Marital Conflict
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain
  • Helping people express healthy sexuality  (of any age or orientation)
  • Insomnia
  • Memory problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • PMS/Postpartum/Menopausal Problems 
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Sexual Problems (low desire, orgasm problems, erection problems, sexual pain, sex addiction)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Weight loss