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Dr. William Holmes

Child Psychiatry
Austin, TX
35 years experience male

Locations

Cenpatico Behavioral Health

Austin, TX

Address

12515-8 Research Blvd, Suite 400, Austin, TX
Directions

Fax

210-568-4842

About

Bio

I am a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. After more than 20 years in clinical practice I moved into a Medical Director position with Cenpatico Behavioral Health in Austin, TX. Cenpatico specializes in managing behavioral health benefits for a variety of populations coveted under Medicaid and Medicare. I continue to maintain a limited clinical practice, and I am currently licensed to practice in TX, LA, FL, KS, NE, and WA. In addition to my medical work I enjoy reading and hiking. As a seminary graduate and ordained minister, I am also very interested in the interface between mental health and spirituality.

Specialties
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Child Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida, Texas

Doctor Q&A

482 Answers
833 Agrees
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Need to Evaluate: Stimulant medicines can cause an increase in heart rate. For many people this is not a significant issue, but for some people it can be a concern. It ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Not Likely: An increased risk of seizures would be a very rare possibility with Fluoxetine - so rare that it would not be a concern. Hope it's helpful for you!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Pica: Pica is the ingestion of non-food materials, or substances with little or no nutritional value. Pagophagia is considered to be a type of pica - it is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Mixed Picture: Kids or adults with adhd are often "high ennergy" people which can be helpful in certain situations. They may also look at things in slightly differen... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Not Likely: The body has ways of forcing you to breathe. If you try to go to long without breathing. This is the same reason why it is impossible to harm yoursefl... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Possibly: Nightmares can occur for many possible reasons, but stress is certainly one possible cause.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be auto... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Donor of What?: There are many ways to be a donor, so the answer needs to be based on what you are planning to donate.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Mood Swings: By definition bipolar disorder requires the presence of either cycles of alternating mood or severe and debilitating mood swings. In unipolar depressi... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Antidepressant: Wellbutrin's primary action is on a chemical in the brain called dopamine. It also has impacts on other chemicals, but it is thought to have it's main... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Get Evaluation: It sounds like you have seen a change and that you are struggling with your emotions. If you are having thoughts of death, or thoughts of harming/kill... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Same, Different: The term anxiety disorder is a general category covering several types of problems. One of these is panic disorder, which is characterized by sudden, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Possible: There are no guarantees, but people who were emotionally abused as children are at an increased risk of becoming emotional abusers.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Born With: The likelihood of having dyslexia is something that is internal or within the individual. However, the severity or expression of dyslexia is definitel... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
For Some People: There is evidence that omega-3 can be helpful for the mood. However, it most likely to be helpful for mild depression or to help maintain a stable moo... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Possible: Bipolar disoder can cause a variety of problems with sleep and mood. However, the "falling asleep everywhere" is not a common problem with bipolar dis... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Same as Exercise: This will vary from one person to another but you can think of hyperventilation as being similar to an episode of strenuous exercise, with a heart rat... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Can Be Helpful: Shyness is often accompanied by anxiety and fearfulness, and meditation can certainly help you to stay calm and accomplish things you need to do. So, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Intimidation: Bullying usually refers to behaviors in which one person tries to control another person thorugh the use of intimidation. This often takes the form of... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Depends: Usually, when people are admitted to an acute care unit, the stay is anywhere from a few days to several days. However, this depends on the severity o... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Possibly: It is always worthwhile to engage in activities that contribute to overall health. This applies to a person's mood as well as other medical issues. Ad... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
May Not Need To: The dosing of a medicine like ritalin, (methylphenidate) and its various, forms, often requires adjtustments and monitoring of response. If you see no... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
It Can Be: People who are depressed can have problems with increased fatigue and an increased need for sleep. However, there are many other possibilities, so it ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: There is no particular reason why you couldn't, although both medicines can cause sedation, so you would want to be careful about that side effect.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Probably OK: I don't know of any studies looking at this combination, but i think it's likely to be ok.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Risk Factors: There are hormonal changes that can cause some women to experience mood fluctuations. Also, women with a previous history of depression are at greater... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: People with pddnos (autistic spectrum problems) commonly have symptoms of adhd that would benefit from treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: When people are struggling with bipolar disorder they often distort information from the environment. This can lead to strange thoughts including para... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Talk to Doctor: If you are concerned about your mood it is important that you see your physician.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Care and Concern: It is sometimes hard to talk to family members about feelings and emotions. I would encourage you to be patient for a time when things are relatively ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Need a Plan: People who live alone need to have someone who is aware of their plans and general activities. Try to arrange to have someone touch base with you with... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Different Treatment: I am very concerned if you are really taking 210mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at one time. This is 3 times the maximum recommended daily dose and i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Depression: Officially, "depression" is a general term that refers to the presence of depressed mood along with other symptoms. The term is sometimes used to refe... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Starts Young Adults: Schizophrenia can occur at almost any age, but it is rare in chidlhood. The symptoms of schizophrenia most commonly begin in mid to late adolescence w... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
No - Different: Bipolar disoder and bpd share some common characteristics, primarily problems with unpredictable mood swings. However, bpd is primarily a problem in t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Nothing Curative: Proteus syndrome refers to the abnormal growth of bone, tissue, and skin. There is no specific treatment that will stop or cure this problem. Local de... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Usually A Decrease: Due to the hormonal changes that occur with menopause, there is usually some decrease in sexual desire and activity. However, this is not to say that ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Pretty Rare: I can only think of one case I have seen in the past 10-15 years in which secobarbital was being used. In general, the barbiturates have too many diff... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Meds and Therapy: Dermatillomania is a type of compulsive behavior, usually accompanied by anxiety. It is very possible that you would benefit from trying one of the an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Not Necessarily: The basic requirements for family medicine training are uniform around the country and there is little required training on alternative treatments. Ho... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Routine, Priority: "master of the universe" is a pretty lofty goal :) - however, it is possible to incorporate new routines that were once lacking or absent. New discipl... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Taper Gradually: You will want to set up a schedule to decrease the Ativan (lorazepam) very gradually in order to eventually stop it. There would be a risk of having s... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Talk to Physician: You will want to talk to whomever is currently prescribing your medications. I hope that you have been in regular contact with that provider so that h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
No: Worrying abouit adhd or learning problems does not cause these problems to occur. However, constant worrying can lead to anxiety, which can cause decr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Not Likely: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is very unlikley to cause any difficulty related to urination. I am not sure about loratab - you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Confirm Diagnosis: I don't know the background, but it would first be important to make sure that this really is a case of night terrors. Problems with night terrors are... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Possibly: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulant medicines can cause a side effect of increased moodiness and depression. Seve... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Multiple Strategies: The best approach usually combines multiple types of treatments including both non-medication therapies as well as medications that target the most pr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Variety of Effects: I am not sure if you are asking about taking them together, or just their effects in general. On the positive side, these older antipsychotic medicati... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Meaning and Coping: People have many different ways of understnding life-threatening events, and there are alsom may ways of finding meaning and ways of coping with these... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Mar 18, 2014
It's clear that Dr Holmes is a very knowledgeable and compassionate physician. A great asset to Health Tap!
Dec 2, 2013
Accurate, caring responses to patients' questions. A sound and experienced physician.
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! They test monthly for all drugs but they also text for the Suboxone to make sure I'm taking it. I got upset over the xanax. he said don't worry bout the xanax. Handed ...Read More
HealthTap member
I usually just have cereal for breakfast, but I will experiment. Perhaps I'd feel better with fruit and oatmeal. Thanks for helping me think of something I've overlooked!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very clear. There was one symptom I hadn't seen before, at least the way you put it - lack of initiation of movement/activity.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH GAL
Completed 1990

Awards

Top Child Psychiatrist , First Place, Texas - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Austin Region - Summer
2014
Top Child Psychiatrist , First Place, Texas - Fall
2015
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