Doctor Q&A for Dr. Eric Anderson

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
OTC sleep aids: Not sure about the best ones, but i often suggest either melatonin (3-5 mg before bed) or good old-fashioned Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to my patients ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
Headache: I'm not completely sure of all the information, but it sounds like you've had a head pain in the middle of your head since 22 april 1998? And the pain ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
Conversion: Depends upon the context in which you heard it. If referring to a conversion disorder, this is an ailment whereby the person experiences or displays p ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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