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Dr. Eric Anderson

Psychiatry
Annapolis, MD
22 years experience

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Psychiatry

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English

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57 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Bulimia: That depends! if you are no longer doing it and have not for 5 years, and if you are physically ok (normal bowel movements, no arrhythmia problems, no... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Natural stress meds: I'm not sure what the "best" natural supplement is, but I have some patients who use calms forte. Acupuncture, massage, moderate exercise, a healthy d... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Bipolar symptoms: To be bipolar one must have manias, as in type 1, or hypomania(s) and depression(s), as in type 2. Mania can present as excessive energy, a decreased ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Mid-day crash: There are many possibilities, such as not enough sleep the night before, too much caffeine or sugar in the morning, and medical problems like thyroid ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Adjustment disorder: That depends upon the primary ways it manifests, but time is sometimes the best treatment. Essentially, this disorder means something "rocked" your wo... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Weight loss: Many things in there to make sure are squared away - is your thyroid medication at the proper dose? Are you eating and sleeping in a healthy way (ofte... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Cracking joints: Hard to say! it's been many years since i did sports medicine. A crass rule of thumb i told my troops was: "if it hurts, it may be a problem. If it do... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Age in relationships: That depends! age is less a factor than the other elements, such as maturity, compatibility, mutual respect, putting the other person first, common in... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Palps: Wellbutrin (bupropion) blocks the reuptake of Dopamine and norepinephrine - this makes these chemicals "hang out" longer than they normally would. Bot... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Sleep issues: It's possible. Those kinds of things can happen to a person with sleep issues who is not contending with bipolar, too. It might be helpful to look at ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Dizzy: Yes, i'd definitely recommend seeing a doctor. It's important to make sure nothing medical (like heart or thyroid disease) is causing your symptoms. I... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Temper: Certainly! mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar), anxiety disorders, and adhd, for example, all have some biological basis to them. A bad tem... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Sex drive: That depends upon why it left in the first place. If due to stress, resolve the stress. If due to an infection, get the infection treated. If due to r... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Winter blues: Presuming it is not a clinical depression which requires medication, there are several ways to combat the winter doldrums. Certainly, stay active and ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Painful breathing: Could be a lot of things, like an infection, inflammation in the chest cavity (like pleuritis), musculoskeletal problems (pulled muscle or need for a ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Headaches: These headaches could be due to stress, poor posture, needing a new pillow, or a lack of restful sleep. Depending upon the intensity, frequency durati... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Stress & Stomach: In short - yes! stress is a normal part of life and not necessarily bad. But, when it gets too high, physical clues to elevated stress can happen. An ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Beta: The adhd effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Generally, no. But Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Schizophrenia: Unfortunately, if someone is truly schizophrenic, they never get over it. It is a lifelong condition - but this does not necessarily mean the symptoms... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Great question. There are many effective ways to do this, but the keys I have found for my patients are to stick to the plan and treat the wake-up tim... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Nuvigil: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant. It is used for adhd and can also be used to augment antidepressant treatment. Whi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Revved Up: If there is no physical cause (such as heart or thyroid problems), these symptoms may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. In anxiety disorders the brain... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Meds in pregnancy: Great question! the risks to mother and baby of untreated depression are huge, including poor nutrition, poor infant-maternal bonding, impaired decisi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole) options: Unfortunately, pretty much all of the treatments for bipolar disorder have some risk of weight gain, regardless of what the drug companies say. I have... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Painful intercourse: First off, are you male or female? If female, this might be a symptom of vaginismus, which are painful vaginal wall/pelvic muscle spasms that can occu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Bipolar treatment: There are many ways to treat bipolar disorder, including with therapy, a healthy lifestyle, and medications. Regarding the latter, mood stabilizers ar... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Social anxiety help: There are many ways to handle social anxiety. Therapy (like cognitive behavioral therapy) and/or medications are the most common. Other techniques inc... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Sleep help: I'm sorry to hear about all you've been going through! if the anxiety came after the divorce, therapy alone might help resolve the anxiety. Sleep is a... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Suboxone detox: Great question with no easy answer. Some people can get off subutex/suboxone very quickly - others takes months (or more!). The first step is to let y... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Always tired: That depends upon finding out why you're always tired and addressing the cause. It might be due to too little or poor sleep, medical problems (like th... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) addiction: Depends upon what you mean by addiction. Seroquel (quetiapine) doesn't typically cause euphoric feelings like illicit drugs (cocaine, pcp, etc.), so t... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
PTSD treatment: One way is time, although in the meantime the person is likely to suffer and be miserable. A perhaps better way to treat it without medication is to u... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
ADHD Treatment: Adhd and add are treated very similarly. In general, the treatment involves therapy and/or medications. Some people prefer not to take medications, so... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem) hangover?: One possible reason for this is the Ambien (zolpidem) is giving you a "hangover" because it is too strong or too high of a dose. Another is that the A... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Hard worker: Well, one obvious answer is to not work so much! if you are eating right and getting exercise, make sure your life is balanced with good sleep and res... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Meds and hepatitis: There are many possibilities. Some ssri's can "activate" people and make them feel worse before they feel better. Or, the medicine may not be a good m... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Bipolar treatment: While i can't recommend specific medications for your specific case, in general the mood stabilizers are the treatment of choice. There are many diffe... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Dementia: Unfortunately, the only definitive test for dementia with lewy bodies (dlb) is to obtain brain tissue. Thus, most confirmations come following autopsy... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
GAD: Gad is the presence of anxiety that is impairing, problematic, and/or extreme. The anxiety is present most days, throughout the day, and does not have... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Anxiety treatment: Yes, there are many good medications available. Some medicines are good for long-term treatment and prevention, like the ssri and snri class of medica... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Nortrip & Albuterol: That depends upon many things, like the dose of nortriptyline and if albuterol is being used daily or only as needed. The most significant interaction... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Excedrin & Cymbalta (duloxetine): Routine use of both of these medications increases the risk of bleeding. Es Excedrin has caffeine in it, which may increase serum levels of Cymbalta (... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Stress treatment: There are lots of good ways - healthy diet, light-moderate exercise, yoga, prayer or meditation, distraction with non-stressful activities, resolving ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine) Ineffective?: It depends upon: what it was prescribed for, how long you've been on it, and how big a dose you're on. If given for anxiety and depression, those diso... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Always worrying: Sounds like this has been going on for a long time. It might be helpful to talk to a licensed psychotherapist to gain some insights, coping skills, an... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Lustral/Zoloft: The generic name of this med is sertraline - a more familiar name this side of the "pond" is zoloft. The answer to your question is, it depends! is th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Doctor referrals: I'm not in chicago, but i know there are a lot of academic centers there. They often have a medical school attached, with a psychiatry department that... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
K2, Spice, etc: In addition to altering one's mental state (which can make a person prone to say or do things they might not otherwise), synthetic weed has been linke... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Depends: The research is lacking on some of those you mentioned, but st. John's wort at least has some data to support a modest benefit in depression (although... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Sleep and Prozac (fluoxetine): The medication may, of course, be making you feel tired. If you are taking it for depression, depression itself can rob a person of energy. There may ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 16, 2012
thank you very much. you gave me some great info. i appreciate your time.
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i am not diagnosed with bipolar. but have been researching it because i am convinced i have it. i am mostly depressed,but i have these randoms surges of happniess. i have suicidal thoughts frequently,...Read More
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Thank you. I am Schizoaffective Bipolar Type and this assured me I am on the right combination. Thanks again.
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Thank you, this checklist was so helpful Thanks for the help Dr very cool way to get assistance - Jack

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 2000MD

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