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Dr. Michael Pierce

Psychiatry
Glastonbury , CT
34 years experience male

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Glastonbury , CT

Address

Glastonbury , CT
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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Humana

United healthcare

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
That depends...: Since you say you're a hypochondriac, you seem to be open to understanding your "worry" about being sick as something that could be understood in some... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Ethics.: I doubt you will find doctors who will say they treat "crazy people." while i could try to dignify your question and guess what you mean by that, it... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Why are you nervous?: You don't mention why it makes you nervous. Perhaps you have a reason, but breakthrough bleeding around mid cycle may have to do with estrogen excess... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Marijuana is not lethal in overdose. "overdose" is relative...Not necessarily pleasant, but not lethal.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
That depends...: Since you "think" you're a hypochondriac, you seem to be open to understanding your "worry" about being sick as something that could be understood in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
To relieve back pain: I don't know what is causing your back pain, but it wouldn't change my response very much. Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Maybe: Stretching your hamstrings may help low back pain...Depending on how you go about stretching them...And whether or not your hamstrings are the problem... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
It depends: It depends on which anti-depressant. Most commonly, lethargy and confusion...Tricyclics can be lethal in overdose, thus requiring more urgent interve... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: "dementia" is a general term for a decline in cognitive capacity from what was previously achieved (unlike developmental disabilities.) "senile" mean... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Maybe: There are a lot of reasons to have difficulty concentrating...From adhd to traumatic brain injury or nutritional deficiencies, to stress or sleep depr... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Premenstrual Syndrom: "pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder", or "pmdd" is premenstrual syndrome. The name emphasizes the "dysphoria", i.e. The disturbance of mood and irritab... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: Amphetamine abuse has been associated with paranoia, which is a psychotic process. Judicious use of amphetamine is not associated with psychosis, e... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Call?: Ordinarily, it is not an emergency. You can discuss pms symptoms during your regular, scheduled appointments.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Possibly: There are a number of medications with side-effects that mimc parkinson disease. Reglan and Compazine are very common examples. Similarly, a number ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yoga, et al...: Where is your pain? Low back pain may be related to poor arch support, and/or poor posture. Try tilting your pelvis...As if sitting down...Flattenin... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Really?: Maybe you can be dosed with a series of escalating doses and combinations of various pharmaceuticals...But if you you have awareness of a "behavior th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Various: A number of medications (buspirone, bupropion, cyproheptadine) have been shown to be helpful to one extent or another for some people. Some herbs (rh... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Many variables : That can vary with the time of day, how rested you are, use of medications or alcohol, as well as the nature of your relationship with your partner.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Neither: If you're asking the healthtap panel, maybe you're not asking the person who prescribed zoloft (sertraline). We can offer hypothetical answers, but o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Similar: While not as visible as a male erection, a woman's clitoris is similar in structure and function. It is the focus of arousal, and will become erect w... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
That depends...: Since you "think" you're a hypochondriac, you seem to be open to understanding your "worry" about being sick as something that could be understood in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
How bad is it? : I don't know what is causing your back pain, but you have to decide if it is bad enough... Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
As often as you can.: I don't know what is causing your back pain, but it wouldn't change my response very much. Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Depends: People vary as to how they respond to drugs like valium. Some will be sedated by doses that affect others very little. One variable is how much the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Reality testing: Someone who is "neurotic" may be plagued with guilt or self-doubt, usually related to conflict between their desires or urges and feeling inhibited, o... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pierce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pierce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much for your help.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Affiliations

Center for geriatric & family
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