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Barbara Bartlik, M.D. is a recognized clinician, teacher, and author in integrative medicine, psychiatry, and sexual health. A graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Bartlik completed a psychiatry residency at New York University Medical Center and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (in psychiatry), the American Board of Sexology, and the American Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Bartlik takes a holistic approach to treatment, emphasizing lifestyle and nutritional strategies, seeking to responsibly minimize the use of pharmaceuticals while optimizing health and well-being. Dr. Bartlik has published numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters. She studied neurology with Dr. Oliver Sacks in medical school and was an associate in the practice of the late sex therapy pioneer, Helen Singer Kaplan. Dr. Bartlik also was an investigator in research studies on female sexual dysfunction. Dr. Bartlik is the first editor of Integrative Sexual Health (2018), the latest volume in the [Dr. Andrew] Weil Integrative Medicine Library, Oxford University Press (2018). She has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Bartlik’s private practice is in Manhattan and also via telemedicine. She has been treating women, men, and couples with emotional problems, sexual dysfunction, and matters of general health and wellness for thirty years. Dr. Bartlik is on the voluntary faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Non-Pharmacological, Nutritional Therapies, Holistic Medicine, Sexual Health, Integrative Medicine, Psychiatry, Natural Therapies
University of HartfordMedical School
Albert Einstein College of MedicineInternship
New York University Medical Center,, Categorical PsychiatryResidency
New York University Medical Center, Psychiatry Residency and Chief Residency (Rockland Division)Fellowship
New York University Medical Center, Research Psychiatry
Professional AchievementsBoard Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (In Psychiatry)
American Board of Integrative Medicine
American Board of Sexology
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Voluntary Attending in Psychiatry, Lenox Hill Hospital
American College of Psychiatrists
American Psychiatric Association
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric AssociationPublications
1. Kupietz, S., Bartlik, B., Angrist, B., Winsberg, B. (1985). Psychostimulant plasma
concentration and learning performance. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 5(5):293-295.
2. Angrist, B., Corwin, J., Bartlik, B., Cooper, T. (1987). Early pharmokenetics and clinical
effects of D- amphetamine in normal subjects. Biological Psychiatry, 22:1357-1368.
3. Bartlik, B., Angrist, B., Galanter, M. (1989). Dimenhydrinate abuse in a schizophrenic
woman. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 50:12.
4. Kaplan, P., Bartlik, B. (1997). Sexuality and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A
case series and literature review. Primary Psychiatry, 4(1):49-55.
5. Bartlik, B., Greene, K., Sharma, G., Graf, M., Melnick, H. (1997). Examining PTSD as a
complication of infertility. [on-line] Medscape Women's Health, 2(3), www.Medscape.com.
6. Bartlik, B (Guest Editor). (1999). Recent developments in the evaluation and treatment of
sexual disorders in women. Psychiatric Annals, 29(1):19-21.
7. Bartlik, B., Legere, R., Anderson, L. (1999). The combined use of sex therapy and
testosterone replacement therapy for women. Psychiatric Annals, 28(1):27-33.
8. Bartlik, B., Kaplan, P., Kaminetsky, J., Roentsch, G., Goldberg, J. (1999). Medications
with the potential to enhance sexual responsivity in women. Psychiatric Annals, 28(1):46-52.
9. Bartlik, B., Kocsis, J.H., Legere, R., Villaluz, J., Kossoy, A., Gelenberg, A.J. (1999).
Sexual dysfunction secondary to depressive disorders. The Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine, 2(2):52-60.
10. Bartlik, B., Kaplan, P. (1999). Sexual dysfunction secondary to testosterone deficiency in
women. The Harvard Mental Health Letter.
11. Bartlik, B., Goldstein, M. (2000). Maintaining sexual health after menopause. Psychiatric
12. Bartlik, B., Goldstein, M. (2001). Men’s sexual health after midlife. Psychiatric Services,
13. Bartlik, B., Beaton, C., Rosenfeld, S. (2005). Assessment of sexual functioning: Sexual
history taking for health care practitioners. Epilepsy & Behavior, S15-S21.
14. Bartlik, B. (2010). Ask the Expert: Sexual dysfunction: Medication, hormones, and
nutrition. Focus-APA Quarterly, 8(4).
Sprouse, A., Curtis, L., Bartlik, B. (2013). Organic solvent induced bipolar disorder: a case
report. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 27(3):19-23.
Bartlik, B. (2014). Magnesium: An essential nutritional supplement for psychiatric patients.
Bartlik, B., Arif, S., Turano, V., Seenaraine, S. (2019). Nutritional supplements and dietary
modifications as strategies for reducing opiate use in patients with chronic pain.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies. In press (February 2019).
BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS
1. Devinsky, O., Bartlik, B: Psychiatric disorders and pregnancy. In Neurological
Complications in Pregnancy, Raven Press, New York, NY, 1994.
2. Rako, S. The Hormone of Desire. (Introduction by B. Bartlik and H.S. Kaplan) Harmony
Books, New York, NY, February 1996.
3. Ballagh, S., Bartlik, B. Pregnancy and childbirth. In Epps, R., Stewart, S. (Eds): The
American Medical Women's Association Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth. Bantam
Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, New York, NY, 1996.
4. Roberts, L., Fromm, L., Bartlik, B. Sexuality of women through the life phases. In: Wallis,
L. (Ed) Textbook of Women's Health. Lippincott-Raven, Boston, MA, December 1999.
5. Bartlik, B. Medical Advisor and Foreword. In: Harrar, S. & Vantine J. Extraordinary
Togetherness: A Woman's Guide to Love, Sex and Intimacy. From the Editors of
Prevention Health Books for Women, Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA, October 1999.
6. Bartlik, B., Goldberg, J. Female sexual arousal disorder. In: Lieblum, S., et al (Eds).
Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, Third Edition, Gilford, New York, NY, 2000.
7. Messich, J., Hernandez, R. (eds). World Psychiatric Association Sexual Health Educational
Program: Psychiatry and Sexual Health: An Integrative Approach. Barlik, B. wrote Section on Female Somatic Therapies, Jason Aronson, USA, 2006
8. Bartlik, B., Kolzet J., Ahmad, N., Parveen, T., Alvi, S. Female Sexual Health, In Legato
M (Ed): Textbook of Gender Specific Medicine, Elsevier. December 2009.
Bartlik, B., Kaur, A., Schoen, C., Kolzet, J. Birth Control Pills and Hormonal Contraception:
Effects on Female Sexual Desire and Pleasure. Integrative Sexual Health, a volume in the [Dr. Andrew] Weil Integrative Medicine Library. Oxford University Press. April 2018
Bartlik, B., Mindes, J., Haas, S.S. Sexual Dysfunction Secondary to Micronutrient
Deficiency --- A Common but Unrecognized Adverse Effect of Many Pharmaceuticals. Integrative Sexual Health, a volume in the [Dr. Andrew] Weil Integrative Medicine Library. Oxford University Press. April 2018
Falk, K., Bartlik, B., Mindes, J. Inflammation and the Gut – Brain – Mood Connection: A
New Perspective in Psychiatry and Sexual Dysfunction. Integrative Sexual Health, a volume in the [Dr. Andrew] Weil Integrative Medicine Library. Oxford University Press. April 2018.
Bartlik, B., Espinosa, G., Mindes, J. (Eds). Integrative Sexual Health, a volume in the [Dr.
Andrew] Weil Integrative Medicine Library. Oxford University Press. April 2018