Dr. Ravi Srivastava

Addiction Medicine
Hilton Head Island, SC
38 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

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Sometimes more than one anti alcohol medications are useful.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No: Campral has no known dangerous interactions
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Withdrawals: You are addicted to alcohol and are gaving alcohol withdrawal symptoms. See an addictionologist immediately.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
None: It is advised not to drink any alcohol during pregnancy.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Not really: However, seroquel (quetiapine) has been known to be 'abused' by some for its sedative and hypnotic effects.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Gastritis: Alcohol is corrosive and caused alcoholic gastritis.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: It can be used for all opiate addictions.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No: Ejaculation , pre mature or otherwise does not affect the sperm count
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Relaxation exercises: Progressive muscle relaxation cds when done regularly can help you manage your anxiety. It may or may not be enough.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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!
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No: Wearing UV filter sunglasses is not likely to affect the positive effects of sunlight on mood.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No problem: There is no problem switching back to the IR version. You can start any day.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Look up rayional recovery groups. They may only be available in bigger cities though.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Less effective: They become less effective and seizures can occur.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes, but marginal : The research studies that show benefits of drinking alcohol are to be viewed with caution. First of all it is not valid for habitual users or people w... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: It does not make a difference.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Addictive: Both Xanax (alprazolam) and klinopin belong to the benzodiazepine family and are addictive. Their withdrawal symptom timeline differ due to longer hal... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No: It is not a good idea to drink on antidepressants like wellbutrin (bupropion).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes : Marijuana has psychological withdrawal symptoms that last for several weeks. Mood changes is a prominent symptom.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: In fact sometimes you blackout because of the seizure.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Alcohol erodes the gastric wall and can causes gastritis which can hurt.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
It can be: Theoretically it can be. I am not aware of any major study done to show that it is effective or not.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: There are a few medications used for alcohol craving. Some of them are topiramate and naltrexone. Topiramate is not fda approved for this purpose yet.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Women are allowed to all meetings of aa. Some places have special women's groups as well.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No: Narcan (naloxone) is a specific antidote for opiates only.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
It is a medical illn: Panic disorder is a medical illness and can occur out of the blue without a precipitant.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No worries: Being a passive smoker does not cause detectable rise in nicotine blood level. If you are not using nicotine then you have nothing to worry about.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Depression: Looks like, sounds like and feels like depression. You are describing the hallmark symptoms of clinical depression. It is not the usual sadness. The i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Great idea!: It is a good idea to journal and take it with you to the therapist for some people. To be efficient either make talking point and read it to the thera... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Right idea: Getting off benzodiazepines is a difficult proposition. You undergo withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, panic, sleep disturbance, irritability and anger... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
No: If you are clean for the last 3 months of the pregnancy then the baby (or you) will not test positive. However, the most damaging effe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
It should: Meth usually stays in the system for a day
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Quit smoking instead: I do not think that humidifier is going to hurt but the bigger problem here is the harm that you are getting everyday by smoking. Your lungs are compl... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Obviously: Being unhappy and negative is not good for you or people around you. Nobody wants to date an angry person. It pushes people away. It will be a good i... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Srivastava is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Srivastava is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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