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Dr. Donald Hazlett

Psychiatry
Milford, DE
54 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

516 Answers
319 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Some studies say yes: The information about it is preliminary and in small studies. Much of it centers on how computer games affect vision, mood and sleep pattterns and th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
It can be bad for U: They are both selective serotonergic reuptake inhibiters (ssri's). Taking them to gether raises the risk of a side effect called "serotonergic syndrom... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Reduce it slowly: To be safe, reducing medications should be done with a doctor's supervision. Some antidepressants are less likely than others to cause withdrawal symp... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Start with PCP: Anxiety can keep you awake. Sleep apnea can also. Talk to your primary care doctor first. It could be solved there. Depending on what your dr finds th... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
There is treatment.: This syndrome is much studied, little understood & involves a parent or caretaker inducing physical symptoms in the child. Often the caretaker has sig... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Talk to your doctor: There could be several things responsible for finding it hard to eat & the loss of a lot of weight, including medical & psychological. Did the stress ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Stress causes all: Seizures, it's the type of stress that is important. Brain trauma or disease ( genetic, infectious, autoimmune, etc. ) that directly impacts the brain... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Anxious Depression?: Or maybe a bipolar type of anxious depression? Is this a new problem? Is there loss of energy, drive and motivation? Are the mood swings random or are... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Both Psych & Genetic: The physiological component is how either one of the two manifests itself. Psychological factors weigh in as stresses and genetic factors as predispos... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
No: However it could unmask a latent schizophrenic process. "weed" at times causes euphoria and some feelings of paranoia. Hallucinations are not unusual... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
It may not be safe.: Ect, medically safe, can help with severe depression, manic psychotic breaks that don't yield to medication and schizophrenic psychotic breaks that a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Include your 1 best: Friend in the process. Every best friend is different and a person doesn't have to give one up to have another. Give the current best friend some cred... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Prepare for it when : You are heading into the difficult season (sometimes it's not winter time). A major factor is getting enough light during waking hours and staying act... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
It's not "normal": Not in the true sense of the word normal. It certainly can happen with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and a number of other antidepressants as well. If you ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Some take work and: Some don't, largely based on the degree of positive emotional chemistry present or absent. Relationships become work as the degree of positve chemistr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Tough question.: You need to know exactly how you feel about various sexual orientations including your own. Your personal and family views as well as religious belie... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
CBT treatment relies: On a focus on symptoms rather than the unconscious mind that traditional psychology and psychiatry have in the past. The basic idea of cbt is seeing t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
By "mentally" do you: Mean a mental disorder or just an emotional quirk that bothers you some but isn't disabling? Most mental disorders are called disorders because they a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Keep in touch: It almost sounds like you are feel somehow you are responsible for them moving away. I would be willing to bet they were no less disappointed at havin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Yes: Saying you are compelled is enough to classify this eating disorder as a "spectrum" disorder in my opinion. Spectrum disorders are those that overlap ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
No: Hydroxycut is, by itself. Risky and there are no studies that have looked at it with antidepressants or with vitamins and hydroxycut. Like many so-cal... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Yes: I can't think of any exceptions to that.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Be patient: If you text, try to wait a lot longer before you text again. You have a pretty good idea where you stand if you wait a couple of weeks or so and there... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
You can't.: Trust is not something we can demand of others or even ask for. What we can do is show ourselves to be trustworthy. It is up to him to decide to trus... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Not addicting but: Very habitual in some folks to the point that their lives are seriously damaged by the behavior. There are many reasons for that behavior including lo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Most likely you are.: Certainly if you are having trouble functioning, sleeping, eating or just can't seem to get things started and are preoccupied constantly with the ide... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Not necessarily.: Sometimes it's simply a personality style. It may be that there are family problems that are embarrassing and that could cause both reluctance to have... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Perhaps: Random thinking can mean a number of things; stress, severe anxiety, mania or hypomania (just short of mania), or some type of thought disorder. If a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Think it out first!: There is no one right way. Be sure of your position before you say anything to your family. If you can't seem to be clear get professional help from r... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
It's revealing: Body language is a skill some people have naturally, others hone it in their profession. The main place most people choose to look when speaking to so... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Severity rules here.: The severity of anorexia is a major factor.Chronic anorexia has big medical problems; severe muscle mass loss, electrolyte abnormalities that can caus... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Be very careful!: I would let a professional make that diagnosis. There is probably no good way for you to confront her directly. Structure your time to have time for y... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Maybe: Because your mother had depression the odds are higher that you could develop it. There are a lot of factors involved though. Staying physically healt... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Let her lead the way: Hopefully she has already gotten professional help. If not she should. Be very thoughtful and understanding when it comes to any type of sexual activi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Convincing or maybe: The person is convinced but just can't seem to do it. That's more likely. Why that is so is still not clear. Even in some folks who do stick to a low ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Simple things first.: Get rid of clutter or unnecessary things in your space. Plain and simple is best. Place a good sized mirror in your space if possible to reflect more ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Being creative helps: Physical exercise isn't the only thing that can create endorphins. Within the mobility limits surely there is something one can do to be creative. It ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Yes: But it is also true that men eat chocolate and women smoke during depression. What sex you are doesn't seem to make any difference in those behaviors... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Most of them but-: Counseling and even medication are usually part of the treatment. It's more often used in children or in patients who have serious problems or trust i... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Collapse means what?: Phrases with common usage that might apply could be "nervous breakdown", "emotional collapse" to name two. Or "falling apart"? All those seem to imply... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
"These are stressors: For me and i need to find out how to deal with them" should be how you approach your doctor. Knowing what stresses you is a big step toward clearing ... 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 31, 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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