Dr. Donald Hazlett

Psychiatry
Milford, DE
56 years experience male

Locations

RHD Dover

Dover, DE

Address

655 S Bay Road, Suite 4B, Dover, DE
Directions

Fax

302735-4754

RHD Seaford

Seaford, DE

About

Bio

Dr. Hazlett is a board certified Psychiatrist, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a NAMI Psychiatrist of the year in Pennsylvania and now in the private practice of Psychiatry in Delaware. He holds the 2011 HealthTappy Top Psychiatrist and 2011 HealthTappy Most Compassionate Doctor (Delaware) awards. Retired Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy, he has chosen now to work directly with all age groups and issues in under served areas through Resources for Human Development in Dover and Seaford Delaware. His goal is to improve accessibility to effective Psychiatric care for the chronic and persistantly mentally ill adults.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

399 Answers
252 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Yes: Why is not certain but it occurs quite frequently, even if the doctor doesn't take the blood pressure, just being in the doctor's office seems to be e... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Helps good choices: Admitting to problems and getting the right help takes strength and courage. That's where one's faith is valuable. That internal compass and strength ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Positively,hopefully: Your emotions as a caregiver can help or get in the way. They are your own and should not burden those you give care to. If feelings are stirred by th... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Hugging a porcupine : Is not a good idea. It sounds like your past is troubling you so why not find a way to let it go? You don't necessarily need to see a psychiatrist. A ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Pull it together: By getting some professional help to define the problem.There are many reasons for feeling scattered. Stress of any kind, adhd, depression, work overl... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Hard to understand: It's almost impossible to "make" anyone "understand". Probably the best case you can make for gay not being a disorder is to live your life in such a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Because he's drunk.: I assume he is nicer when sober and not so nice when drunk. Alcohol can inflict damage on finances, relationships, careers, health and common sense. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Probably not: It is true that depression causes folks to think to the point where they spend so much time doing that they get onto mental mischief. When that happen... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Yes: For most of us our animals are family. We want them enough to bring them into our homes, care for them under all circumstances, go through the growing... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Maturity is key: When people are much younger differences in age are bigger barriers because people are changing very rapidly. A freshman in high school is usually muc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Get some help.: Binge eating usually is done to quell an unwanted feeling, feeding an emotional hunger. It can be old memories or newer ones but mostly unconscious o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Look for cause first: Appetite loss can be mental or physical or both. A good physical exam is the best place to start. You should look at your current circumstances to see... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Seriously wreck it: In my health guide there are a number of questions about sleep, insomnia and panic. Take a look. The main issue with panic attacks is that they often ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
See my health guide: Start there then make an effort to identify any possible cause you can reasonably attach to the sleep walking and tackle that problem directly. Your p... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
What are the issues?: Solutions start with clear understanding of the issues. Have you ever talked to anyone about your self esteem issues? Maybe it would help to do so, bu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Varies individually: Start with counseling . Significant social anxiety can be dealt with by using a process called desensitization . Non addictive medications if needed ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Stay close to her: A tragedy like this can lead to severe depression. Support now in her grief can prevent that. Were there signs of this happening? Often there are, but... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Three main ones: It's used treating seizures, in bipolar disorder & treating migraine headaches. The second & third one came long after it's development as a seizure m... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Quite a while: Prozac (fluoxetine) taken over a period of three or more months, then stopped, can show the presence of fluoxetine for five or more weeks. Prozac has ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Yes it does, but if: Left untreated there is no doubt that depression will come in some form or other. It's less likely that a person who is depressed and not bulimic will... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
It isn't clear yet: Ptsd has become a broad category of disorders and is in danger of being an imprecise diagnosis. Most studies using accepted criteria have not shown ge... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Yes: Zoloft is serotonergic in nature. Effexor (venlafaxine) in low doses is also. At higher doses effexor's noradrenergic. Zoloft has fewer significant si... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Not usually.: Hallucinations are auditory or visual with auditory more common. Auditory may be vague and benign or clear and foul and threatening, often demanding a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Call your doctor: Seroquel (quetiapine) has a number of side effects some of which can be quite severe. It can cause slow, rapid or irregular heart beats and that is co... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Parasites are likely: Thread worms, aka "pin worms" are the most likely answer. There are other worm-like parasites but most are pin worms. More common in children less com... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Reevaluate work 1st: If you are depressed due to work, antidepressant medication may not be all that helpful. Antidepressant medication isn't addictive although some cause... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
With all of those go: See your primary care doctor for a thorough workup. There are so many possibilities that 400 spaces here could not do them justice. If you are not get... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Most likely neither.: When one is not "hungry" but always "want(s)" to eat that sounds like some type of eating disorder. It seems you are worried about how you are dealin... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Possibility: It might require mental health evaluation if the moodiness & anxiety interfere with day to day function. Moodiness sometimes signals depression or a b... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Medical, Psychologic: Interventions are the baseline interventions. Associated, may be nutritional counseling, residential programs, family counseling and self-help organiz... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
80% of CFS patients: Meet criteria for major depression. Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) patients do not have epstein-barr virus or any other viruses for that matter that c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Yes, but remember: Many folks who have strokes say they had no warnings yet when family history is reviewed and warning signs discussed a large number of them are able t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Any postpartum woman: Is potentially at risk. Personally if there is any history of depression in the family or postpartum woman there is a significant risk of postpartum d... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Stroke is likely: If that occurs at any time, anywhere, immediate emergency room evaluation should be done and the person should get there by ambulance. The earlier the... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
It may: Why it may, is based on the fact that depression can precede or be a part of bipolar disorder that is in the depressed mode and hypo-mania or mania ma... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Yes, at times: Officially there is a depressive personality disorder diagnosis being studied for inclusion in the list of accepted personality diagnoses. The fact th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Not generally: All opioids are actually CNS (central nervous system) depressants. If there ever is any help with depression from that class of medication (methadone ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Mentally, maybe no: Emotionally maybe yes. Much depends on how you actually feel misunderstood and how much insight you have into the problem. Without knowing what bother... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
All antidepressants: Are involved. The " black box" warning is probably what you are referring to that warns of possible suicidal thinking when antidepressants are taken. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Possibly: Racing thoughts often are early signs of a serious bipolar disorder that at the least can cause serious insomnia and at the worst a full blown psychot... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Often are linked: Alcohol is a depressant both acutely and chronically. That is true both biologically and emotionally. The results of alcolism are well known, but that... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
It's a tool to use: There are a great many mnemonics that are used to recall information and help solve problems. If those five stages can help deal successfully with con... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Listen to him: And don't try to tell him he has no need to feel that way. Our feelings can't be denied. What we do about our feelings is most important. He obviously... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Why are you anxious?: Successful interventions for a problem begin with identifying the anxiety problem. One can take all sorts of medication to stop the vomiting but unles... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
That's OK or u could: Begin with counseling. You also may be able to raise that problem with your primary care physician or someone in your family or very close friends you... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Yes it does but -: Maybe in ways you may not have thought. Understanding problems may come more readily and so may solutions because you are quick to get the ideas that ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
The short answer is: Significantly, unless you deal early and quickly with depression. Many things can happen to your body when depression runs unchecked. Hypertension, di... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
You don't have to.: There are ways to join them that could allow you to be a part of what they are doing without going overboard yourself. If you are referring to more li... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Know yourself.: You, not the public, control you. Why one is disabled & how they view disability fuels their emotional response. Disabled at birth, accidentally, a s... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
It requires caution: Anatomically things are just not set up for that. It must be done carefully or it can have significant consequences. Anal sex is very much an individu... Read More
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Oct 20, 2012
Dr. Hazlett provides very thorough, helpful answers that get to the heart of the problem. His caring for the patients comes through. Thanks, Dr. Hazlett!
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Jan 30, 2012
thanks. iI had tried that. its avail in generic so noone has samples or was able to help. iI restarted thw med a week later when we gort money.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hazlett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I take Valium now & it works 4 Me! I am not epileptic, but i do have dramatic myclonus jerking of my whole body.....my neuro & rheumy believe it is tied in with my Fibromyalgia! i only asked uz i have...Read More
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I was more referring to the general opinion most people have that ssri's are 'bad' in some way. I suffer a severe anxiety condition which could possibly be helped by ssri's but I'm afraid to take them...Read More
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Thanks for responding. Well I have had this since i was a young teen, im 30 now and now Its so bad that i have a bald spot. its embarresing and takeing over my life. I dont want to take meds, but as a...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

NAMI PA Psychiatrist of the Year 1995, Distinguished Life Fellow APA
HealthTappy 2011 Top Psychiatrist
HealthTappy 2011 Mist Compassionate Doctor (Delaware)
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