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    Dr. Indra Cidambi is currently the Director of Addiction Services at Summit Oaks Hospital (New Jersey, USA) and has her own private practice in Morristown, NJ. In addition to therapeutic and pharmacological treatment for addiction, substance abuse and psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Cidambi provides evaluation, testimony and expert witness services for forensic cases. Previously she was the Director of Drug Rehab at Summit Oaks Hospital, NJ, where she also played a major role in programs designed for GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) persons.

     

    She has worked with developmentally disabled patients at the Woodbridge Developmental Center in New Jersey. Dr. Cidambi gained her Medical degree at Second Tashkent State Medical Institute (former U.S.S.R.) Her post doctoral training includes residencies and fellowships: Psychiatry residency at Maimonides Medical Center, New York, where she was the Chief Resident, and a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at New York University Medical School / Bellevue Hospital. She also underwent a year of psychoanalytic training at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

     

    Her research papers include: Benefits of Music Therapy in Dual Diagnosis (drug dependency and psychiatric illness) Patients and Comparing Insured and Un-insured Patients’ Length of Stay in an In-Patient Unit. During Dr. Cidambi’s residency at Maimonides, she ran the Forum for Psychoanalytic Study of Film.

     

    Dr. Cidambi has a license to practice in both the state of New Jersey and the state of New York. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in General Psychiatry. In Addiction Medicine she is double board certified; by ABPN and also by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). She has a Controlled Substance Registration in Narcotics Certification. Dr. Cidambi is currently a member of the American Psychiatric Association and is a Chair in a professional society.

Questions Answered by me

Fortwin injection is an opioid and has very high potential for abuse and dependency. It is a pain killer but one has to pay a big price if it is...

Answered on : 19 May 2011

Opioid addiction is addressed by going for detoxification first and then taking Naltrexone 50 mg daily. If you take the drug without detoxing,...

Answered on : 05 Mar 2011

You are addicted to Nicotine and it is tobacco addiction. The way to approach this is to not use it and if you have trouble stopping it will be...

Answered on : 31 Jan 2011

It is opioid addiction and the cough syrup that you are addicted to has a lot of impact on your health. When you try to stop it you might get flu...

Answered on : 29 Jan 2011

Fortwin injection addiction is a controversy. Some classify this as opioid, some don't. Some also question if it's addictive. But clearly your...

Answered on : 05 Jan 2011

Inhalants lead to impairment of intelligence, memory, problem solving, auditory, visual and tactile perception. Thus psychosis is very common....

Answered on : 24 Oct 2010

Alcohol abuse twice a week in itself is an issue and that needs to stop. Go to a general physician get a physical examination and blood tests done...

Answered on : 18 Oct 2010

Schizophrenia is a chronic condition which needs to be treated and noncompliance is an issue with these patients. There are medicines that can be...

Answered on : 23 Jun 2010

It takes 4-6 weeks for antipsychotics to work and paranoid ideations are controlled well by then. Ask your sister's husband to approach their...

Answered on : 17 Jun 2010

Different reactions occur with different people taking Zolfresh. The most common side effects are amnesia, dizziness, euphoria, extroversion,...

Answered on : 07 Jun 2010
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