Dr. Arman Danielyan

Child Psychiatry
Walnut Creek, CA
31 years experience male

Locations

Arman Danielyan MD

Walnut Creek, CA

Address

1655 N. Main stree, Walnut Creek, CA
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Practice website

Fax

9259527008

John Muir Behavioral Health

Concord, CA

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Specialties
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Child Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Languages spoken

Armenian, English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
34 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bipolar disagnosis: I agree with dr. Munir that you should see a psychiatrist for a formal psychiatric evaluation and diagnostic assessment. In general, however, symptoms... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depression anxiety: People with untreated body dysmorphic disorder often suffer from depression and anxiety. If untreated, the severity of your condition may also get wor... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depression treatment: Medications typically help, but as dr. Hossain mentioned, you may benefit from other treatment approaches, including various types of psychotherapy. M... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Tremors: I agree with dr. Weinstock that your tremors could be anxiety related, or could be related to various possible underlying issues. I agree that you sho... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Hepatatis, depressio: The antidepressants are metabolized through the liver. If your fiance has hepatitis, you may want to ask her treating physician about considering Pris... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
6 and above: Officially, psychostimulants (adhd medications) are fda approved for use in kids age 6 yo and above. However, in clinical practice we do used them som... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Inattention hyperact: As the name says, two major categories of symptoms are: inattention (problems focusing, paying attention, distractability, forgetfulness) and hyperact... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
None: It is not approved by either. It is used however by many practitioners for treatment of bipolar disorder.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Mood stabilizers: Mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics both used for treatment of bipolar disorder. The choice depends on what phase of the illness you are in, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
ADHD: ADHD is common. About 7.8% of kids in the USA have ADHD. If untreated, ADHD may affects lives of children/adolescents significantly. It includes their... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
GAD: The first step is to make sure you do truly have generalized anxiety disorder. For that, you will have to see a psychiatrist who can diagnose it. If y... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
BPD vs GAD: Bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder are completely different psychiatric conditions. They, however, often may coexist or be "comorbid". ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Relax, see a doctor: More information is needed to answer. But in general, try to do healthy stuff first: eath heatly, exercise, have good sleep hygiene. If that doesnt wo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Missed doses: The best strategy is not to forget to take your medications. You may use pill-box organizers and set up reminders in order to take your meds on time. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Substance abuse: You should also be careful not to miss substance abuse in teenagers. Psychostimulants in particular (ritalin (methylphenidate) and others) are known t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: It certainly may trigger depression, as any other chronic stressful situation can.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia often is art of panic disorder. Agoraphobia is the fear of being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult or in which ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose: The fda recommended max dose is 60 mg/day for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr, and 40 mg/day for adderall (dextroamphetamine a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) for depressio: You can start with 20 mg for a week, then continue with 40. Prozac (fluoxetine) has the longest half life among the antidepressants.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depression treatment: First of all, you should somehow get evaluated and formally diagnosed with depression (or major depressive disorder, as it is called) prior to conside... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Crying and depressio: You should talk to a professional to make sure you are not suffering from depression. Excessive crying, or "feel like crying" is often associated with... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Nightmares: Medication called prazosin or Minipress has been used off label for treatment of nightmares associated with ptsd. You should talk to your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depression: It depends on what do you mean by "depression". If you have what's called major depressive disorder, then you should seek a professional help from you... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bipolar depression: Latuda (lurasidone) is one of only 3 medications that have approval for bipolar depression. Based on recent studies, it also seems to be one of the mo... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Anxiety: You can't really prevent true anxiety disorder. Except, for example if you never have any traumas, you most probably will never suffer from post traum... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bipolar illness: Unfortunately there are no "traditional" treatment modalities for bipoloar disorder that have been proven to be effective. If you have been diagnosed ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): It is also the longest acting psychostimualnt, which typically works up to 10-11 hours. You can dissolve it in the glass of water if the child has pro... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depression fatigue: Symptoms of chronic fatigue could also mask underlying depression. I agree with dr. Proffitt that you need to have comprehensive medical workup done f... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Narcolepsy: Do you actually fall asleep and have no control over that? If so, you might want to talk to your doctor about suffering from narcolepsy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depressive symptoms: Symptoms of so called major depressive disorder include sadness, depression, lack of interests, apathy, low energy and motivation, guilty feelings, di... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bipola symptoms: No, except for "brain stops to relax", which also is called "racing thoughts". The rest of the symptoms you described are not associated with bipolar ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Vit b and bipolar : There is no such data showing that vitamin b may be harmful in any way for patients with bipolar disorder.
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A member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
ADHd and pregnancy: There, unfortunately, are no medications for adhd that have been proven to be safe in pregnancy. You should consult with your ob/gyn doctor and your p... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bipolar course: Not really. Both bipolar mania and depression require medication treatments. I believe you are referring to the natural course of the illness. Yes, ev... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depression treatment: It depends. Some studies showed that mild to moderate depression is best treated by psychotherapy, whereas the best treatment option for severe depres... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Molestation/abuse: It varies. Some kids may become withdrawn, severely depressed, frightened; may stop eating, having problems with sleep, have nightmares. Some other ki... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Agoraphobia: Also, may psychiatry residency programs have free psychiatry clinics run by the psychiatry residents under the supervision of attending physicians. If... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Anxiety: There is also so called class of snris, including venlafaxine, desvenlavaxine and duloxetine. For severe anxiety, benzodiazepines like Alprazolam and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Anxiety: Make sure you seek professional help for your kids at soon as you notice any signs of depression or anxiety. There are no good data on whether "preven... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, they can be very disstressfull and often lead to depression if untreated.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder may manifest with either manic / hypo manic or depressed states. Symptoms of depression typically include sadness, loss of interest, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bipolar disorder: If you do have to explain it to people, the best way is to tell the truth, which is: my mood may change without any specific reasons. I may feel depre... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Purging: I don't believe it does. Even if it does, it will do more harm to your health, and faster, than being overweight would.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) prescription: Depends on a doctor. In theory, yes. You do need to have you vital signs checked regularly, however.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depression treatment: Seroquel (quetiapine) is not an antidepressant. It is an atypical antipsychotic and a mood stabilizer. The rest 3 meds are antidepressants. Concomitan... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
ADHD: The "official" name is adhd. It has 3 suptypes: inattentive, hyperactive and combined. The symptoms of adhd include in attention, problems focusing, f... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
GAD: Generalized anxiety disorder is a diagnosis. Have you already been diagnosed? Or, do you refer to having some symptoms of anxiety? If you want to be f... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Borderline PD: Borderline personality disorder is the way one's personality is constructed. Those with bpd typically have unstalble inerpersonal relationships, unsta... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Common: It is pretty common for someone who is depressed to have suicidal or morbid thoughts. You should talk to a professional and stay safe until you have y... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 31 years experience
Healthy lifestyle : There are many things you can do. Try to eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, you may consider doing some yoga. However, i would still recommend tha... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Danielyan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Danielyan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! This is saving my Fiance's life, he has been over prescribed for yrs.
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thank you for taking the time to write a clear and relatively comprehensive response.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. Appreciate it a lot.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yerevan State Medical University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

University of Cincinnati

Awards

Educational Outreach Program Award for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents
Pilot Research Award by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Residency Research Award for Excellence in Research
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