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Dr. Ravi Srivastava

Addiction Medicine
Hilton Head Island, SC
37 years experience male

Locations

Hilton Head Psychiatric Clinics

Hilton Head Island, SC

Address

60 min Street, Suite H, Hilton Head Island, SC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00am
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Practice website

Fax

(555) 555-5555

About

Bio

I am board certified psychiatrist and certified in addiction medicine. I also work for a foundation for autism spectrum disorder.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Addiction Medicine

ADHD & Autism

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida, South Carolina

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
It depends: Both medications can cause some grogginess the next morning. Together that make grogginess worse. In some people it may be disabling and dangerous. I... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Addictionologist : Your friend needs to see an addictionologist . Buprenorphine needs to be tapered off and it's withdrawal managed. He/ she may need to be put on an ant... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Designer drugs: Bath salts are also known as mdpv and mainly taken through injection. Users may experience agitation, seizures, hallucinations, heart problems, and ki... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
See an Addiction spl: There are many new ambulatory treatments for alcohol that can be done in an out patient basis in most cases. See an addictionologist fit an evaluation... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely: Weed is an illegal addictive drug and has significant long term consequences on your behavior especially motivation.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Valiun and other benzodiazepines like ativan, Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin work on the same GABA receptors in the brain. Although they can ease the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No: There is no age iimit to going to aa.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
5-7 days: Acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms subside within 5-7 days. However, the prolonged past acute withdrawal symptoms lasts for several weeks and months an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
GA: Gamblers anonymous groups are available in most big cities or places with casinos. Look them up on the internet.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No: Go to several different groups and then go to the one that you like.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes : Dt's are dangerous and can be fatal.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Addictionologist : It is great that you are contemplating quitting. Educate yourself about the several recent advances in the treatment of alcoholism. Most of them can b... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely : 2-3 cups of coffee a dayis not know to be harmful. If it is not causing you any anxiety, jitteriness. Gastric discomfort or sleep disturbance then you... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Antidepressants: Xabax and other nedications of its family are not good for long term treatment of panic attacks. Antidepressant medications prevent panic attacks and ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Addictionologist: It takes more than managing the acute withdrawal symptoms to manage addiction. There are several ambulatory treatment options . Discuss with your doco... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No: It can cause a Antabuse (disulfiram) kind of reaction in which you have nausea, raised blood pressure and severe discomfort.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Depressant effect: Hydro codons is a narcotic that suppresses the respiratory system. It can cause respiratory depression, apnea (stoppage of breathing) and refractory a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
You can: You can titrate down Zoloft (sertraline) as tolerated. If you are sensitive then do it in gradual dose reduction each week. It could be by mg or 12.5 ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Mot worth dying: Failure in an importantly examination is very embarrassing, hurtful and disappear bring. However, it is not worth dying over, whether you have a loved... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Blood alcohol: Blood alcohol level is more accurate
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It is way easier and safer to taper off trazodone than any benzodiazepine .
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes but...: There is no significant problem in smoking after taking fluconazole. However, I would recommend you to quit smoking, it is way easier to quit smoking ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No: Wearing UV filter sunglasses is not likely to affect the positive effects of sunlight on mood.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Not unusual: It is not unusual to have some anxiety, jitteriness, sweating, sleep disturbance and gut disturbance while initiating treatment with SSRIs like Zoloft... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Not true!: Although it may not be comfortable to sleep with wet hair, I do not think it is harmful, It certainly will not make you crazy!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Quit alcohol!: High GGT levels are caused by recent high intake of alcohol or certain medicines that are toxic to the liver. It returns to normal quickly after stop... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
8-10 hours: However, combining the two medications can cause excessive drowsiness. 10 mg of Valium is a high dose. The longer you stay on the medications of benzo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Get him treatment: Alcoholism is a medical illness and not a character problem. Do what you would do if he had diabetes or hypertension. Take him to a specialist who tre... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No: Ejaculation , pre mature or otherwise does not affect the sperm count
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It can be used for all opiate addictions.
A member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Nausea: The most common side effect noted in my practice is nausea. It is lesser if you take the medication with food. Sleep disturbances like vivid dreams ar... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Gastritis: Alcohol is corrosive and caused alcoholic gastritis.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Marijuana has well established a motivational syndrome as a major consequence. He marijuana addicts lose the drive to do things and the productivity d... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Not really: However, seroquel (quetiapine) has been known to be 'abused' by some for its sedative and hypnotic effects.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
There is no timeline: The damage from weed happens on a daily basis in the form of addict behavior. The day frequent habitual use starts is the day damage is established.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Get treatment : It is a treatable condition. Go see a psychiatrist and get it evaluated. There are great medications and simple psychotheravto help this condition.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Relaxation exercises: Progressive muscle relaxation cds when done regularly can help you manage your anxiety. It may or may not be enough.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
It is not uncommon: It is not unusual to have transient dull headache for a week or 2 with ssris like sertraline. It goes away on its own. Otc headache medications may or... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Misnomer: Prozac (fluoxetine) and other ssri medications are the drugs of choice for treating anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias and depression. People ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Anxiety is medical: Long term anxiety is usually a medical problem (gad). It is no different than having high blood pressure or diabetes. The long term treatment usually ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Sometimes more than one anti alcohol medications are useful.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Withdrawals: You are addicted to alcohol and are gaving alcohol withdrawal symptoms. See an addictionologist immediately.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No: Campral has no known dangerous interactions
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
It will go away!: A lot of people experience marked anxiety, restlessness and the feeling of jumping out of your skin after taking the first few doses of and 'ssri' lik... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No problem: There is no problem switching back to the IR version. You can start any day.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: in fact the worst symptoms of not taking s medication like Zoloft (sertraline) can come after a few months. Not because of withdrawal but because of r... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Yes it is : if you have not taken Xanax (alprazolam) for several hours ax indicated then if is safe to have s beer or two. However, you need to keep in mind that ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Not necessary: Transition from mirtazepine to sertraline is not a difficult process. Be patient. If you are anxious about the process then you can contiue taking b... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Not necessarily : Misconceptions, embarrassment and guilt about masturbation can cause anxiety. Master action is a normal developmental phenomenon starting in adolesce... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College, India
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL
Completed 1996

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
Fellow
American Society of Addiction Medicine
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