ServicesJeffrey Klugman, MD practices psychiatry at 400 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511. Psychiatrists are licensed physicians who specialize in the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
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Dr. Klugman diagnosed me as bipolar as a 14 year old on my first visit. He immediately put me on lithium and a handful of other meds. I started getting acid reflux because my body struggled to digest ~10 pills daily. I was hospitalized 3 times as a teenager. As soon as I turned 18 and was able to advocate for myself I immediately stopped all meds and went from an emotionless, drugged zombie to a normal kid. This guy legit ruined life for about a decade.
Please disregard anyone who claims that any atrocious reviews of this doctor is by "kooks, cranks, and people with personality disorders." My bad review is for good reason, and this doctor should be happy I wasn't smart enough as a teenage to recognize the harm being done to me. Dr. Klugman was seeing my mother and had diagnosed her with bi-polar disorder. I at the time was around the age of 11 or 12 and he recommended I come in for a diagnosis and to start a medication regimen. I was going through puberty at the time, and I was young girl with mixed emotions that I didn't have prior to puberty. I started to experience PMS, but this was never taken into consideration. I was immediately diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and put on multiple medications. I would often tell him I was happy, excited, sometime lost my temper, but never felt depressed. He told me that I experience the manic side of bi-polar disorder, and line I would tell future doctors for years to come. The medications I was placed on caused a lot of issues. One made me lose 20lbs in less than a month and I was criticized by my peers for being "anorexic", another medication (which he wrote a paper on while I was being treated....) made me see double every morning, caused acid reflux, vomiting, and dizziness. I fell down the stairs 2 times within a few weeks, leaving my face permanently scarred, and chipping multiple teeth. Unfortunately my parents saw this as me "throwing myself down the stairs" and again I saw the doctor, and was eventually removed from the medication. I had to explain to the school psychologist that my parents weren't abusing me, and I claimed that I was just clumsy. I spent day in and day out of high school falling asleep in class, having to hold one eye shut to see the board, vomiting, seeing doctors for acid reflux... it ruined my childhood, and I will never get those years back. The drugs I was placed on were toxic to my body, and caused more harm than good. After he stopped seeing my mother, I switched doctors also. I remained on medication because the side effect of making me fall asleep at night. I felt for the next 10 years that I had to remain on medicine because I didn't know what it was like to fall asleep without drugs in my body. I eventually saw a doctor in college and gave him the line, "I'm bi-polar, but I only experience the manic side of the spectrum" and he was the first doctor to tell me that I do not show any signs of bi-polar disorder. I was also taking medication for ADD so he said that the medications could be causing slight anxiety, but I should come off my medications. At age 29, I finally came off of my medicines in full. I can now sleep at night with no issue. I'm still a woman, and still experience hormonal changes, but I no longer need to take medications. This man destroyed my childhood, and he should have been sued for malpractice a long time ago.
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