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Dr. Robert Gerstman

Psychiatry
danville, PA
32 years experience

Locations

Office

danville, PA

Address

geisinger medical center, 100 north academy ave. MC 13-35, danville, PA
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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

14 Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Perhaps: These inhalers can induce anxiety at times and can also induce depression at times as a side effect of the receptors that ventolin affects when taken.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No: These are completely different disorders. Ptsd is an axis i disorder with discrete criteria for having witnessing or experiencing an actual or perceiv... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
CBT plus meds: Cognitive-behavioral therapy will help one take an alternative way of looking at the world in addition to ssri antidepresants.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depends: Depends on which antidepressant, insurance coverage, associated lab work required to stay on it. Also depends on if one is treating recurrent depressi... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Research has shown that sad is more likely to occur the further away one resides from the equator.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: According to the american psychiatric association treatment guidelines for depression, both of these medications have an equal opportunity to treat in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Possibly: In theory Prozac (fluoxetine) is a long acting medication that takes weeks to completely get out of the body so that would make one less likely to exp... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Most: Most patients with co-occuring medical and psychiatric issues appear to benefit from this medication.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Positive thoughts: It's good to keep an index card with a couple positive thoughts on it and refer to it often when you feel like self harming and hopefully you will not... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Scales are availabe: There are scales one can take which can attempt to give a quantitave measure for sexual desire. For example, this sexual desire scale http://www.Ncbi.... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: According to www.Epocrates.Com, no significant interactions are documented but as always one needs to be careful when taking more than one medicaiton.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lability: Bipolar disorder has discrete periods of depression in addition to discrete periods of feeling "too good".
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Adhere to diet: All medications take 1-6 weeks to work. From my experience patients still needed to adhere to MAO diet even though the selling point of the base dose ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Perhaps: One can have a withdrawal reaction from no longer taking any medication one used to take. This is the reason why when stopping an inhaler one might wa... Read More

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Jan 28, 2013
Great psychiatrist with great sense of humor.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gerstman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gerstman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! True Doc. Still there is no awareness in this disorder.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1990MD
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