Psychiatry in New Jersey

Benzodiazepines (Benzo’s) are a category of medications commonly known as “antianxiety drugs” because of their ability to rapidly reduce an individual’s anxiety level, both perceived and physiologic. In addition to their antianxiety properties, some also have anti-seizure, pre-anesthetic, sleep inducing and anti-muscle spasm properties.

There are a number of different Benzo’s. They have more in common than differences, but their differences are important with regard to the proper application of one versus the other for an individual.

"Russell Ferstandig, a seasoned psychiatrist, understands the intricate relationships that exist among families. Each person is an individual, yet also functions as part of a collective whole. Family dynamics can change frequently. Depending on the situations that individuals and the entire group face, it can affect how they interact."

News of Robin Williams’ suicide has become the main topic of discussion on the news and amongst most people during the past several days, superseding major world events and problems. This focus on Williams’ suicide is so extreme because it is incomprehensible that a person who has made virtually all of us laugh uncontrollably, could feel so empty and void of emotion that he was unable to fully consider the terrible impact of his suicide on his survivors, regardless of whether they are family and close friends, or merely acquaintances or fans.