Dr. Irene R. Kitzman, MD

Dr. Irene R. Kitzman, MD

Psychiatry | Female | 66 years old

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Adult Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology for Individuals, Couples and Families: Evaluations and Treatment. Named one of "AMERICA'S TOP PSYCHIATRISTS 2006" by the The Consumers Research Council of America. Chief Resident and Graduate of Yale University Department of Psychiatry Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Mood Disorders and Anxiety Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychiatric Symptoms of Lyme Disease I have been practicing general adult Psychiatry since 1984, after graduating from the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, where I was a Chief Resident at the West Haven Veterans' Administration Hospital. I evaluate and treat adults, couples and families for many different psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease. As a medical doctor, I am able to understand both the biologic, psychological, and social/family components of illness. I can order diagnostic laboratory tests and prescribe medications if they are needed. I can provide a wide range of different kinds of psychotherapies to help change feelings and behavior, including cognitive behavioral therapy (which involves learning new ways of thinking about long-standing psychological problems), psychodynamic therapy (which involves learning about the causes of difficulties in interpersonal relationships related to past experiences), and systems therapy (which involves viewing psychological symptoms as part of family dynamics).Read more

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Dr. Kitzman has been practicing general adult Psychiatry since 1984, after graduating from the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, where she was a Chief Resident at the West Haven Veterans' Administration Hospital. Most recently, she was appointed Clinical Associate Professor at the University of AZ and was Director of the Outpatient Clinic at Kino-UPH hospital, where she taught doctors training to be Psychiatrists.

She evaluates and treats adults, couples and families for many different psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease.  As a trained physician (medical doctor), she is able to understand both the biologic, psychological, and social/family components of illness. She can order diagnostic laboratory tests and prescribe medications if they are needed.  She can provide a wide range of different kinds of psychotherapies to help change feelings and behavior, including cognitive behavioral therapy (which involves learning new ways of thinking about long-standing psychological problems), psychodynamic therapy (which involves learning about the causes of difficulties in interpersonal relationships related to past experiences), and systems therapy (which involves viewing psychological symptoms as part of family dynamics).

Dr Kitzman  received the honor of being named one of one of "AMERICA'S TOP PSYCHIATRISTS 2006"  by the Consumer Research Council of America.

Prior to practicing  psychiatry, she taught learning disabilities in Chicago and Boston to elementary school children after earning a master's degree in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University in 1973.

 

 

Dr. Kitzman's Care Philosophy

Adult Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology

                        for

  • Individuals, Couples and Families: Evaluations and Treatment.
  • Named one of "AMERICA'S TOP PSYCHIATRISTS 2006" by the The Consumers Research Council of America.
  • Chief Resident and Graduate of Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Mood Disorders and Anxiety Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychiatric Symptoms of Lyme Disease

I have been practicing general adult Psychiatry since 1984, after graduating from the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, where I was a Chief Resident at the West Haven Veterans' Administration Hospital.  

I evaluate and treat adults, couples and families for many different psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease.  As a medical doctor, I am able to understand both the biologic, psychological, and social/family components of illness. I can order diagnostic laboratory tests and prescribe medications if they are needed.  I can provide a wide range of different kinds of psychotherapies to help change feelings and behavior, including cognitive behavioral therapy (which involves learning new ways of thinking about long-standing psychological problems), psychodynamic therapy (which involves learning about the causes of difficulties in interpersonal relationships related to past experiences), and systems therapy (which involves viewing psychological symptoms as part of family dynamics).

 

Dr. Kitzman says...

Dr. Kitzman evaluates and treats adults, couples and families for many different psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease.  As a trained physician (medical doctor), Dr. Kitzman  is able to understand both the biologic, psychological, and social/family components of illness. She can order diagnostic laboratory tests and prescribe medications if they are needed.  She can provide a wide range of different kinds of psychotherapies to help change feelings and behavior, including cognitive behavioral therapy (which involves learning new ways of thinking about long-standing psychological problems), psychodynamic therapy (which involves learning about the causes of difficulties in interpersonal relationships related to past experiences), and systems therapy (which involves viewing psychological symptoms as part of family dynamics).

Dr. Kitzman says...

A patient?s recommendation is the highest compliment. Thank you for your recommendations and for trusting your health care to me. I am committed to providing the highest quality of care to my patients.

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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Relationship Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Albert Einstein College Of Med Of Yeshiva University

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale University Dept Of Psychiatry

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Yale University School Of Med

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1971

  • Other Education
    Northwestern Univeristy-Master's Degree In Learning Disabilities

    Completed in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services

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