- 29610611 ⟶ Sadock, Benjamin J. (Benjamin James), 1933-
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”— Lao Tzu
Benjamin Sadock MD is the Menas S. Gregory Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and has had a long and distinguished career as a psychiatrist, both as educator and clinician. In addition to his work at New York’s Bellevue Hospital he maintains a practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side where he sees private patients.
Whether at Bellevue or in his private practice, Dr. Sadock is committed to caring for patients who suffer from a variety of mental disorders and emotional problems with the goal of restoring them to a productive and contented life.
He is especially interested in providing psychotherapy for middle-aged or older adults who suffer from anxiety, depression or sexual dysfunction, or who are dealing with the problems of aging and coping with transitions in the life cycle—such as retirement, loss and bereavement among others.“We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.”
— George Santayana
Dr. Sadock received his medical degree from New York Medical College and trained in psychiatry at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center. He then entered the US Air Force as Captain in the Medical Corps and was a military psychiatrist at Sheppard Hospital in Texas. Upon his return to New York he was on the staff of several hospitals and joined the faculty at the NYU School of Medicine where he eventually became Professor of Psychiatry. He is the recipient of numerous awards, was appointed Faculty Scholar at NYU, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Please visit Resources to see Psychological Tests developed by Dr. Sadock, that you can take to determine whether or not you are at risk for an anxiety disorder, a depressive disorder, or a sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Sadock is editor of Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, now in its 10th edition, the most widely used psychiatric textbook in this country and around the world (book link includes a video interview with Dr. Sadock). He has published over 50 books in the field of psychiatry and lectures extensively on a broad range of psychiatric topics (see also Publications).
A Word About Insurance
Dr. Sadock is an out-of-network psychiatrist which means that he does not participate in any insurance plans, including Medicare. However, many insurance plans pay a percentage of out-of-network doctor fees-sometimes up to 80%. Before calling for an appointment, contact your insurance carrier to find out how much you will be reimbursed if you see an out-of-network psychiatrist.