About Dr. Manuel Astruc, MD and Team

Discover Relief

Get and stay better with help from Manuel Astruc & Associates.

Who We Serve

Adults

If you’re struggling to cope with life—finding it difficult to concentrate or be productive at work, battling with emotions or dark thoughts, or more, it’s easy to feel helpless…. and hopeless.

At Manuel Astruc & Associates, we’re here to help.

Through compassionate education and medicine management, we strive to help you find the way through the darkness and emerge back into the light. We want to make sure you can seek help as quickly as possible, with appointments available within two weeks or less.

We’ll help:

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Evaluate your symptoms

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Diagnose your illness

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Educate you about your illness and your treatment options

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Create a treatment plan

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Prescribe and evaluate medication

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Work toward remission

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Maintain your medication and treatment during remission

We understand that when something is wrong, it’s hard to function at your best. Our team of experienced, ethical experts is here to help you lift the burden of mental illness so you can feel and stay better.

Children and Adolescents

We understand how difficult it can be for your entire family if your child is suffering. If your child is struggling with feelings and behaviors that they can’t control, we want you to know that there is hope. We work with children and adolescents as young as five years old, with appointment availability in two weeks or less.

At Manuel Astruc & Associates, we’re here to help.

Through compassionate education and medicine management, we strive to help you find the way through the darkness and emerge back into the light.

We’ll help:

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Evaluate your child's symptoms

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Diagnose your child's illness

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Educate you and your child about their illness and treatment options

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Create a treatment plan

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Prescribe and evaluate medication

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Work toward remission

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Maintain your child's medication and treatment during remission

We understand that when your child is suffering, it’s hard to focus on anything else. Our team of experienced, ethical experts is here to help you lift the burden of mental illness so you and your child can feel better and get back to enjoying life.

Illnesses We Diagnose and Treat

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Depression

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Bipolar Disorder

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Panic Disorder

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Generalized Anxiety

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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Eating disorders

Who is TMS for?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

is for individuals who have failed to respond to multiple trials of medication. Patients who have struggled with medication side effects (sexual, weight gain, sleepiness, etc.) or those who are unwilling to take over-the-counter medication are also candidates for TMS Therapy.

Find out if TMS is right for you.

Our Team

Dr. Manuel Astruc, MD

Board-Certified General Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Astruc first became interested in psychiatry during medical school. He realized that his favorite part of rotations was sitting down with patients after his rounds were completed, getting to hear their stories and know them individually.

Dr. Astruc graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine in Psychiatry and has worked as the medical director of the Saratoga Hospital Mental Health Unit, the medical director of Saratoga County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, and as a coach for entrepreneurs. He’s spent the last 15+ years in private practice in general psychiatry.

With over 50,000 hours of experience helping people find their way out of mental illness, Dr. Astruc loves getting to know his patients and helping them on their journey from despair to hope.

About My Career

Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Self Pay Rates Effective 9/2023

Please click here to view the new rate, and click here to view our letter about our rate increases.

What is the first appointment like?

Our first meeting will last about an hour. We’ll have an in-depth discussion of your medical history, family history of illness, any previous diagnoses, and your current symptoms. We’ll work together to create a treatment plan and prescribe necessary medications.

Do you provide psychotherapy?

Although we work to educate you about your diagnoses, we do not provide comprehensive psychotherapy. We can recommend therapists in the area who could be a good fit for your needs.

Does your practice accept insurance?

Our practice accepts CDPHP and MVP commercial insurance plans.

Do you accept insurance for TMS treatment?

TMS therapy is accepted by Cigna commercial insurance, CDPHP commercial, Optum Commercial, and Medicaid insurance, Highmark insurance, BCBS PPO, and MVP commercial and Medicaid insurance.

If you don’t see your insurance company listed, we often work on receiving a “single case agreement” with insurance companies to help you receive the best treatment possible.

Will I be on medication forever?

It depends. We utilize medication to help alleviate your symptoms and follow up with you regularly to make sure the type and dose of medication is right for you. As you near and enter remission, we may adjust your medications to help maintain your success.

Do I need both psychiatry and psychotherapy?
A combination of both psychiatry and psychotherapy work best for some people, while only one or the other may work best for others. We’ll help you find a balance that works for you.
What if my medication doesn’t work?

If medication alone is not effective, there are other options for treatment, including psychotherapy or TMS. Click here to learn more about TMS.

Where are you located?
You can find our office at 414 Maple Ave Suite 700, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866.
What are your hours?
Front office: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
Providers: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm (hours may vary)
Do you offer in-person or virtual appointments?
Patients are seen in-person for their first appointment, followed by a discussion with your provider to determine if continuing in-person appointments or virtual visits are the best method moving forward.
How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment, call us at (518) 583-7410.