Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S Patricia Yarberry-Allen, MD is a gynecologist, director of the New York Menopause Center, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital . She is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Yarberry- Allen is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Director of The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC). Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D., is a psychiatry resident at the University of Washington and a graduate of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program. Dr. Riddle’s research has focused on the biological mechanisms of eating disorders, looking at the effect of dieting on anxiety and fear learning in mice. She will continue to do research in eating disorders during her residency training.
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Is It Depression or Menopause?

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
Dr. Megan Riddle provides a thoughtful discussion of depression and the menopausal transition that will be helpful for women who need more than just a lifestyle change, meditation, exercise, or even hormone therapy for control of depression.
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Opioids and the Slippery Slope of Addiction

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
Opioids—like Percocet, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Vicodin, and morphine—are powerful pain relievers. When the patient is suffering acute pain, opioids can offer much-needed relief. However, in cases of chronic pain, using these medications for an extended period of time can lead to problems.
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Dr. Pat Consults: Eating Disorders in Midlife

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S

This month—National Nutrition Month—Dr. Pat asks Megan Riddle, Ph.D., a new member of our Medical Advisory Board, how someone could open a conversation with a middle-aged colleague who is suffering from anorexia nervosa, the deadliest of all mental health disorders.

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