Welcome to SolsticeNYC.com, the private practice website of Alexander E. Storch, MD—board certified in psychiatry, licensed and registered to practice medicine in the state of New York. Please click on a category below for more information.
Comprehensive Medical Evaluation
It is essential to know a medical problem is not causing or associated with changes in how you are feeling or thinking. Thyroid pathology, diabetes, narcolepsy & sleep disorders, vitamin deficiencies, history of head trauma, drugs and alcohol, are on the short list of conditions which may present with psychiatric symptoms such as, depression, anxiety (feeling nervous), or problems concentrating. To guide accurate diagnosis and treatment, we may order blood work to help rule out any possible medical or physiological explanation of your symptoms.
“Before years of specialty training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where I learned from and worked alongside an array of talented psychiatric and medical professionals, I participated in research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), in New Orleans, LA, the Annual Meeting of the New Research Approaches for Mental Health Intervention (NCDEU), and the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), New York, NY. I have attended numerous continuing education workshops, including the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) and the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD). My knowledge base is currently expanding in the direction of genetic testing in an effort to promote personalized medicine for psychiatry. See Genecept Assay, below, for details on how gene testing may be able to help you.
Depression & Anxiety Disorders
“Adult ADHD (sometimes referred to as ADD ADHD) is one of the more misunderstood and often hidden disorders wreaking havoc on otherwise high-functioning adults. Fortunately, in recent years there have been a number of advances in the understanding and treatment of this disorder. Together we can discuss treatment options such as stimulant vs. non-stimulant medication, and which approach would be best for you.
Treatment Team Approach
“Highly prevalent and highly treatable. Depression and anxiety is disabling, causing problems sleeping, problems concentrating, and an array of physical ailments. Fortunately there exists an amazing arsenal of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, including psychotherapy, light therapy, herbal supplements, aerobic exercise, and other more naturalistic treatments, to help you feeling happy and relaxed again!
“We cannot practice medicine in a vacuum. Top-quality treatment means that health care providers must communicate with each other to develop a 360-degree view of the patient. Regular communication with therapists, psychologists, internists and other specialists is essential to practice good medicine and I consult with other clinicians on a regular basis.”
I currently utilize Genomind’s Genecept Assay. This is a simple, painless, and easy to perform saliva cheek swab test that can provide a wealth of information about genes that may influence how your body processes medication. Having this information can help cut down on time wasted trying medications which may not be right for you, help guide the sequence of medications tried, and help personalize your treatment approach