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Dr. James Eyerman

Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine
Mill Valley, CA
48 years experience male

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James D Eyerman MD

Mill Valley, CA

Address

10 Willow Street #!, Mill Valley, CA
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Wednesday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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I have been in practice for 40 years. I have been certified by Boards in Integrative Medicine, Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry, Holotropic Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychology, Ayurveda [Panchakarma, Pulse Diagnosis, and Jyotish]. I employ multiple models in therapy--> Biological, Depth/Archetypal Psychotherapy, Family/Socialdynamics, Psycho-Spiritual/ Mindfulness-DBT approaches. I have been trained in Jungian Dream Analysis, EMDR, Ericssonian Hypnotherapy, developmental psychology, Yoga Therapy, and Holotropic Breathwork. I have been the medical director at Masters and Johnson Partial Hospital Program, Epworth Children's Home and Peace for Kids Partial Hospital and Outpatient Clinic Catholic Charities, La Montaigne Eating Disorders Program. [St.Louis]; Portia Bell Hume Center [SF].

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Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine

Psychiatry

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83 Answers
14 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Dissociation: There are no great drugs for treatment of dissociation. Prazosin has been found to help with PTSD nightmares and overall sxs in veterans and has the m... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Magnesium cathartic : Most magnesium supplements only affect the bowels, not the muscles or the brain. If your supplement works, good. But if not, the dose of Prozac (fluox... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Mood and hormones: Hypo or hyper thyroid states may serious impact not only the body but the brain...mind. 1% of the chronic patients in state mental hospitals are cured... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Coffee substitute: Chicory root appears to have no known adverse interactions with any drugs. It may cause skin, respiratory, or intestinal allergies and it may induce u... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) poop out: Yes these drugs are similar to Prozac (fluoxetine) in affecting serotonin. Serotonin may cause 'the brakes' to be applied to dopamine (Think ENERGY/ E... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Anxiety reduction...: Cancer phobia is a symptom of anxiety and depression. If you are depressed see a therapist or psychiatrist. If anxious, you could do the same or learn... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Hyperventilating : Hyperventilation symptoms may be part of emotional or physical disorders. So can your lack of energy. See your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Precognitive dreams: There is little data on this phenomenon. There are over 250 dreams recorded in the biblical literature which are interpreted as inspirational. Most r... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Pharmacy check: Safety Information on the long-term safety of SAMe is limited because the participants in most studies took it only for short periods of time. Howeve... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Ignore: Antidepressant medications, meditation, and yoga exercises may prove helpful.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
University Med Ctr: I recommend you go to a university medical center for help asap. They get you the treatment you need and facilitate getting the insurance coverage to ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Side effects vary: Ssri antidepressants and some major tranquilizers with serotonin effects may cause increased sweating, especially night sweats. So one's axillary regi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Dosages vary: Certainly some individuals target symptoms require more than 60 mg/ day. Some require less. It is totally individualized dosing. If it wears off over ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Supplements : Are you treating yourself for depression and anxiety? The data is weak for these supplements. If they work for you, good. The combination is reasonabl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
ADHD is inborn: Adhd may occur with head trauma, but otherwise it may have been evident will still inside the womb. Stimulants, alca, meditation, massage---all may he... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Several ways: Try cognitive-behavioral therapy or emdr for starters. Ericksonian hypnosis, with an expert therapist, like stephen gilligan, is worth a try. Mindfuln... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Lactate: Ferris pitts demonstrated lactate infusions will induce panic in susceptible persons [sci.American in 1960's]. Try various parasympathetic toning stra... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Compassion: As the dalai lama says: 'say 'compassion', say 'compassion', always say 'compassion' ".
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Focusing problem: Functional MRI studies can define the brain regions involved in adhd. A simple model for adhd focusing problems is the old cathode ray tv screens with... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Lubrication varies: It usually takes signicantly longer for most women to become engorged and lubricated than men. See masters & johnson's human sexual response (1966). [... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: It depends on the type of depression, one of the most effective treatments for bipolar depression is n-actyl-cysteine [burke, 2008, j of psychopharmac... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Overactive amygdala: The patient may have a constitutionally large amygdala and register fear and defend his/herself with minor threat cues. Ptsd/ borderline personality/ ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Alcohol is tricky: Alcoholic drink is a common social lubricant. It decreases inhibitions and leads to more garrulous conversations. It also impairs judgement and incre... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Focus and Success: Ask yourself if you are afraid of this exam and don't want to do it...losing your energy due to fear and escape fantasies? If not, then look at your s... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
A good psychiatrist?: Therapy is a relationship. Many psychiatrists are excellent for the right patient. The right psychiatrist may be more difficulty for many patients. It... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Prescriptions: follow the timing on the prescription. if the time isn't specified called your doctor, or talk to the pharmacist. Your prescribing doctor should know ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Anxious depression: both anxiety and depression occur together in many people. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is generally considered an antidepressant but there are studies that... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Jet lag brain edema: Sleep deprivation prevents the brain from cleaning out toxic waste products. Mild brain edema may occur. The eyes may become photosensitive to a mild... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
The way of DNA: This may be a symptom of psychiatric distress, you may want to have a counseling session evaluation. However it may be entirely normal to feel sexual ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Tachycardia and drug: Yes. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl both cause tachycardia in some patients, so does Cymbalta. Ativan is associated with both fast heart rate and a ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
A long time: One hit of pot lasts up to 6 weeks in the blood at significant levels. Marijuana is fat soluble and sticks around in the fats cells and fatty tissues ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Ignore: Exercise has been shown to be one of the best treatments for depression, regular sleep also helps.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
SSRI's: SSRIs like Prozac are effective in some patients but not in general. There are other antidepressants with much greater effectiveness and fewer Headach... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Death and Dumber: Getting wrecked ruins your memory. Using Meth ruins your brain and everything else in your body. No problem if you want to be psychotically paranoid... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
ED issues: ED is often psychological. Sometimes the use Viagra (sildenafil) or similar drugs is helpful in the short run. When the emotional issues resolve eithe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Vagal Disorders vary: Neuralgia, respiratory and vocal problems, problems swallowing, stomach problems [gastroparesis], vasovagal reflex induced fainting, heart arrhythmia... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Professional help: Eating disorders are often compulsive and require intense treatment. Read marion woodman's early writing, then get into a dedicated treatment center.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Binge eating: Behavioral disorders are best diagnosed by a systematic structured diagnostic interview. The history is the most important element. Collateral informa... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Lack of wholeness: Substances fill the void left by any number of influences: genetics, upbringing/environment, emotional pain, failed relationships/hopes. David miller ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Change in diet: A mild food intolerance? Try restricting 1 food for a week, then rate his symptoms. By rotating through his diet, one /7days ; rating his symptom sev... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Perhaps: Have you considered modafanil or xyrem [sodium oxybate]? Stimulants like vyvanse work, and perhaps stimulating drugs like wellbutrin (bupropion) . ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Proteins over sugars: Sugars occur naturally in fruits and grains at the end of harvest seasons. That's generally before winter. We did not evolve to eat so much carbohydra... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
One too many: Taking two serotonergic drugs with similar mechanism of action is generally not advisable. Serotonin syndrome which can be seriously life threatening ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Work for what?: Marijuana has many psychoactive effects, the research on it has been skewed due to political issues. It is difficult to say anything about it's danger... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Sex problem fix: if a lower dose is effective for your mood, the sex problem may improve. if not, thenanother antidepressant like Remeron or Wellbutirn or Brintellix o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Bad and maybe good: Unfortunately most info on 'weed' is generated by government funded research. If the researchers find positive aspects they say they won't report them... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Cymbalta, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Both medications are dual action antidepressants. At high dose Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) may be a triple action antidepressant. Short term studies show... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Grief Support: you may need a therapist or grief support group if your brother passed away recently. Depression, sleep disturbance, inability to concentrate, appetit... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Diet and exercise: The body secretes multiple oils and toxins throughout the day through the GI and renal systems as well as through the skin. Body odor may be related t... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
SSRI's failed: So one SSRI may work when another does not. Keep trying. There is a new one called Brintillex which has much greater effectiveness in the reported stu... Read More

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May 12, 2013
I welcome Dr. Eyerman to Healthtap. With expertise in psychiatry & Holistic medicine - he has a lot to offer. He is providing an excellent service to the public on Healthtap I recommend Dr Eyerman.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Eyerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eyerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Super helpful. I now understand why this is a fairly new problem 4 me
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Your tip was very helpful, thanks! Thanks! I know it can help but I don't have the motivation for it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1974MD

Awards

Psychopharmacology Advisor Board for the State of California
Top Psychiatrist , Third Place, San Francisco Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association,
Association of Holotropic Breathworkers International
Northern California Psychiatric Associaton

Publications

Long-Term Abstinence Following Holotropic Breathwork as Adjunctive Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Related Psychiatric Comorbidity • Timothy ...
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