Ask the Experts was created to provide general information, and is not set up to offer treatment or treatment advice. Each month, Ask the Experts will choose a few questions of general interest to be answered. Because of the volume of questions submitted, there will be many questions for which we will not be able to provide answers.

For clinical and ethical reasons, we are unable to provide advice about the treatment of individual patients. Please do not provide names, email addresses or other identifying information in your question.

If you are seeking information about receiving treatment or treatment referrals, please contact the Depression Evaluation Service at 212-543-5734.

If you need immediate help or treatment, we recommend that you contact your clinician or nearest emergency room.

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