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Sudeepta explains what anxiety disorders are and how to treat them.
Studies show that highly publicized coverage can indeed glamorize suicide and influence vulnerable teens.
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- New York, NY
Medical School, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Internal Medicine/Neurology/Psychiatry, NYU Langone School of Medicine, NY
Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY
- Board Certifications
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Additional Certifications of Specialty Qualifications
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American Psychiatric Association
- Honors or Awards
New York University- University Honors Scholar’98, Psi Chi- National Honor Society, Dean’s Circle, Bayrd Still Scholarship for International Study, NYU Trustee Scholarship 2000 Einstein International Health Fellowship-Parasitology in Costa Rica 2002 Betty Ford Addiction Medicine Scholarship, Rancho Mirage, CA 2002 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-J. Spurlock Award 2003 Rosenbluth Research Scholarship awarded for research study abroad 2005 American Association of Addiction Psychiatry- Travel Fellowship 2005-2007 American Psychiatric Association/AstraZeneca (AZ) Fellowship Program 2006 APA/AZ Fellowship-award for “most prolific writer of the year” 2007 Harvard Medical School, Book Proposal Contest Award
Varma, S. Depression, Postpartum. BMJ Publishing Group point-of-care Website. June 2008 (http://pointofcare.bmj.com),Varma, S. Clozaril and Allah—A Patient's Journey Into Wellness: A Case Report and Cultural Formulation. Journal of Muslim Mental Health 2008; 3(1): 89 – 97On-Call-Psychiatry Handbook. Carol Bernstein, MD. W B Saunders; 3rd edition Jan. 2006 (Contributed following 5 chapters: "Mental Status Exam”, “Physical and Sexual Trauma”, “Blood Pressure Changes”, “Fever”, and “Child Abuse and Neglect.")Professional Newsletters (including APA’s Psychiatric News): Varma, S. When Dating a Psychiatrist, Rules of the Couch Don’t Apply. Psychiatr News. March 17, 2006;41(6):2. Varma, S. Psychiatrists Children Often Find Parent’s Profession a Mystery. Psychiatr News November 18, 2005; 40(22):10Varma, S. “Alcohol Abuse/Dependence” Psychology Today Magazine- Edited magazine’s on-line website on Alcohol Abuse/Dependence. 2005, Varma, S. Relationship Road Rules, American Born Confident Desi (ABCDLady.com) October 2005 , Varma, S. Body Image and Eating Disorders. Nirvana Magazine, Fall 2006 Varma, S. Indian Philosophy, Modern Psychiatry and Mental Health. The Forum. April 2007;78:15-16 Varma, S. What Are We Afraid of? A look at happiness and mental health in the model minority, AAPI Journal. October 2006;20(3):17-18
What Are Some Solutions for Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction?
Solutions for porn-induced erectile dysfunction include discussing the issue openly, rewiring the brain so that porn isn't the only factor in arousal, and sensual touching. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain how to overcome this issue.
Is Loss of Libido and Erectile Dysfunction Common in Depression?
Loss of libido and erectile dysfunction are common in depression, due to symptoms of the condition, and also due to side effects from antidepressant medications. In this video, psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explains why these issues occur.
Does Psychotherapy Help Treat Erectile Dysfunction?
Psychotherapy can help treat erectile dysfunction if it is caused by psychological issues, rather than physical challenges. In this video, psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, discusses which men suffering from ED can benefit from psychotherapy.
Can Porn Cause Problems in My Sex Life?
Watching porn itself isn't a problem, but it can cause issues in your sex life if you are neglecting your partner in favor of viewing it. Watch as psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explains how porn can have a negative impact on your relationship.
As a Woman, How Can My Partner's Pornography Addiction Affect Me?
As a woman, your partner's porn addiction can have a big impact on self-esteem, and also creates feelings of guilt and shame about not being able to please or arouse your partner. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain this delicate issue.
What Are the Characteristics of a Type D Personality?
Type D personalities tend to be distressed, lonely, negative and isolated; they are often frustrated and irritated. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain the characteristics and health risks for Type D people, especially heart disease.
What Are the Characteristics of a Type C Personality?
Type C personalities tend to be very accommodating, passive and bookish; they avoid conflict, bottle emotion and act as people-pleasers. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain the characteristics and health risks of the Type C personality.
What Are the Characteristics of a Type B Personality?
Type B personalities tend to be relaxed, easy-going, social and less worried, ambitious and organized than Type As. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain the characteristics and surprising health risks of this laid-back personality type.
What Are the Characteristics of a Type A Personality?
Type A personalities tend to be very high-strung, ambitious and competitive; they are neat, move very quickly and are chronically stressed. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain the characteristics and health risks of the Type A personality.
How Can My Personality Type Affect My Health?
Our personality types can affect our health based on how we perceive and cope with stress; knowing your personality type can help with prevention. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain the personality types and how they can impact health.
Do I Have the Power to Change My Personality Type?
Our personalities are mainly determined by genetics and life experiences, but you can still change aspects of your personality by being conscious of your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Watch psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explain this concept.
If I've Had Depression in the Past, Does that Raise My Risk of Postpartum Depression?
Pregnant women with a history of depression or bipolar disorder should talk to their doctor about the pros and cons of taking an antidepressant. Sudeepta Varma, MD, discusses the link between prior bouts of depression and postpartum depression.
Is There a Link Between Menopause and Depression?
It's true -- women are more vulnerable to depression during menopause. In this WisePatient video, psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, says the culprit is dropping estrogen levels.
Is Depression Always Treated with Antidepressants or Other Medication?
Antidepressants are just one part of a comprehensive depression treatment plan, says psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD. In this WisePatient video, she explains how treatment should also include exercise and other healthy lifestyle changes.
How Can Family Members Help a Loved One Who Has Depression?
Living with someone who has depression can be hard on family members. Offering the right kind of support to a depressed loved one can help the whole family, says psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, in this WisePatient video.