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Turn Your Life in the Right Direction

A time of emotional stress or crisis can be a turning point in a person’s life and not a breaking point-----a time of hope and not of despair.

Stress is a natural part of life:

  • Children, adolescents and adults all have stress in their life;
  • It can be difficult at times to function at our best trying to meet the ever-increasing demands of contemporary life;
  • We may develop significant distress in the form of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, school problems, excessive anger or work problems;
  • Conflict is present in all families; and
  • Some crises are unavoidable and relate to a person or family’s passage from one stage to another.

The stress of everyday life can be overcome:

  • Individuals or families in distress often describe their experience as feeling “locked up” and hopeless, with few ways out.
  • Early evaluation, detection and proper intervention can help a patient or family avoid or lessen such risks.
  • Neither you nor your family needs to go through stress all alone.

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Treatment with Howard S. Rudominer, MD is geared toward helping individuals, and families “open the door” back into themselves and turn their life in the right direction.

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We also specialize in:

  • Issues unique to artists, performers and creative individuals (creativity blocks, stage fright, low motivation and creativity, stress related to entertainment industry and more)

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About Dr. Rudominer

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dr rudominerAs 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.

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Why choose a Psychiatrist?

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.


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