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Dr. Brad Bobrin

Psychiatry
Cochecton, NY
27 years experience

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Psychiatry

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United States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

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120 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
?????: I'm not quite sure what you mean but inattention is frequently experienced in add without hyperactivity. Symptoms can be inability to wait, boredom, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: The autism spectrum is complicated. Online tests can give you some idea if you should take your person to an expert but if you suspect this condition... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: Before the internet, people with hypochondirasis were reading books, it is not that these sites create hypochondriacs, it is that someone with this i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: Because of the short half life and rapid onset, this particular drug is more reinforcing than the other benzos. If you are on Xanax (alprazolam) and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It could: Antidepressants can have varying effects on weight. That being said, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not one of the "weight gainers" where the probability i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
See a doctor: A neurologist or psychiatrist can test you in the office and intrepret the results to see if you need further testing. Getting and intrepreting these ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: Cognitive behavioral therapy can help immediately, benzodiazepines and antipsychotics can help and antidepressants can keep them from coming back.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
They can: Many febrile illnesses, especially in the elderly can cause delirium, of which delusions and hallucinations, especially visual, are symptoms.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: A person can have full recovery. The best time to tell what will be permanent is those symptoms still present after one year. A few predictors of pe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Several: There are two basic mood disorders, unipolar depression and bipolar disorder. In unipolar depression, patients do not become manic or hypomanic and i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Possibly: Seroquel (quetiapine) has quite often been used safely in pregnancy. The overall risk of seroquel (quetiapine) in pregnancy has not been well studie... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Several: The mainstays of parkinsons treatment are Dopamine agonists such as Requip and the drug l-dopa (sinemet). Others include comtan, (entacapone) amantad... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Additive side effect: They both can have an effect on heart rate and blood pressure. They both can increase anxiety and they both raise the possiblity of seizzures. So, i... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Take something?: The first thing to do is examine your overall heath. Is it the liver disease itself, lack of nutrition, enough sleep and exercise. Then there are th... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anticholinergics: Many antihistamines have an anticholinergic effects to which some may be sensitive. The effects can be racing heart, dry mouth, constipation, urinary... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Don't wait: Not good to ignore head pain in the face of hypertension...See your doctor...If the head pain is the worse you've ever had, effects your vision or you... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Be careful: I would be careful with combinations like this as many times there is increased side effects of one of the drugs. I would talk to your doctor but in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Misconception: What people often call a "mini-stroke" is a transient ischemic attack which is just that-transient, it doesn't leave disability or imaging evidence. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
The substantia nigra: Parkinson's disease destroys the dopaminergic neurons that live in a part of the midbrain called the substantia nigra (dark substance). The loss of D... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Several: Usually these are intellctual, i.e. Learning disorders, lower intelligence and behavioral, impulsive, inattentive. If you know someone with these iss... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: Ms effects white matter in the brain and spinal cord. It does not effect heart muscle.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Most likely: When a nerve is damaged significantly, it usually doesn't recover 100%. This does not mean there can be some recovery. It may recover enough so that... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
See the doctor: In a young person, cardiac disease is uncommon, but it can happen and pain with inspriation can be a sign of lung disease, pleursey or a fractured rib... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes but...: Dehydration can cause headaches, as can a number of other things. In all these cases the best thing is to see the pediatrician to make sure there is ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Depression: One of the most common causes of this type of insomnia called middle insomnia is depression with pain also doing this. The other type of insomnia ass... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Diet: Diet is usually the mainstay of ibs. A blandish, low lactose, probably low gluten diet is best that doesn't vary too much. Also try to keep fiber up... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: Unfortuntely, lewey body dementia is uncurable and terminal.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Probably many: Anyone can be allergic to any medication. I have seen several people claim to be allergic to xanax (alprazolam). Medications can be targets of the i... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
See below: A night terror is called a parasomnia or sleep associated disorder, it is not a dream but an effect of sleep probably related to faulty or immature au... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Depends...: Therapeautic effects are decreased paranoia, decreased voices and calming effects. Side effects are sedation, tremor, feelinig flat. So the effect d... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Similar to SSRIS: Broqdly, they are similar to drugs like Prozac so, sedation/insomnia, appetite changes, nausea, vomiting, ha, sexual side effects, anxiety. The big i... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Antidepressants...: Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have b... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
See your ob/gyn: It sounds like your symptoms have reached a level where you are having difficulty in functioning. It appears time for treatment. The person to do th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Several things: What I am about to suggest is a rare combination of things and don't expect to get all of them together but here goes 1)accepts medicare and medicaid,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not so: Valium is not destined to become useless. Some people develop tolerance but most don't the time course is related to symptoms and if one is symptom f... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
See his doctor: This sounds like prostatitis, in any case, he should see his doctor as soon as possible.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not really: Tourettes is a neurological disorder that is frequently associated with psychiatric issues often adhd. We usually treat this with medications, but th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like you have anxiety issues...I would see your doctor to discuss medications...An antiosychotic may be a good short term solution...For a long... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Several: You could make an appointment with a neurologist, a gerontologist or a geriatric psychiatrist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
You shouldnt: If you have been stabilized by lithium or even if you have only had patrtial resolution of symptoms, you should wean off of lithium and other mood sta... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Up tp 24 hours or so: The side effects of Haldol (haloperidol) should normally take about 24 hours, but some such as akathesia may take a couple of days. As for cogentin, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Several: There can be headache, insomnia, nausea, dizzyness, nystagmus "jumpy eyes", flu like symptoms, moodiness, electric shock-like sensations, possible rel... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Many: There are too many side effects to list. The most common will be sedation and/or cognitive slowing, off balance, weight gain. There can also be trem... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
The essentials: Lewey body dementia is defined by three things, visual hallucinations in the absence of othr drugs, psych diagnoses and Parkinson's disease, memory lo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
yes it could, even if diluted, the tissue there is very sensitive
A 155-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Depression and lack of motivation can take up to 8 weeks to respond are are usually the last of the symptoms to go away. For some patients it can tak... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not the lungs: Ms effects the mylein of nerves which is usually in the brain and spinal cord. In theory is could effect the centers of the brain stem that control b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Immune system: Ms is thought to be mosly caused when the immune system attacks the cells which make the white matter covering on neurons. Since the immune system is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It shouldn't: Since the hypothalamus is not really a white matter structure, it should not effect thje hypothalamus directly but it could effect neurons that go int... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Hard to say: We really don't know what a person does in a coma and most people don't remember what happens so my answer is...Possibly.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bobrin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bobrin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 2, 2012
great advice
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Thanks...lot of thanks.Just got time see Gyn/Ob...so follow your advice. Really need some treatment.Thank you very very much:)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My wife has a TBI now is over 3 years old. I have been wondering this same thing
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! what neurological disorders could be caused by sever brain injury

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Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1995MD

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