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Dr. Joan Kinlan

Psychiatry
Washington, DC
53 years experience

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Psychiatry

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English

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230 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Unclear: I say that because i wonder what is causing your chronic back pain. Are you at the c omputer all day and hunched over? Are you lifting heavy weight... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
No correlation: Relax. Hope you never have a heart attack or a stroke.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: Sad bulbs are very helpful and very beneficial for many with depression. You can get them inexpensively on amazon.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Better to stop: If you're on an antidepressant, it would be better if you don't take something that will depress you like alcohol. I understand you might still want ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Unclear: ?Several questions. Do you go to bed at a regular hour/ have you been drinking at night? Have you eaten any food that evening? Have you been relax... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Unknown: The best thing to prevent altzheime's is exercise and the second best thing is cognitive stimulation including reading the daily newspaper. All the b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
There is no data .: If anything, taking these medications you need on a regular basis will increase your fertility as you'll be more encouraged to fell sexy and want to h... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
I hope you preg soon: It takes a while to get pregnant. For most people it takes a year. Its good to have intercourse only every other day and to bend your legs and lie o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Very unusual: Might be helpful to consult your internist.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: Don't be nervous. Anaesthesia should help a lot.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: Lamictal is great aas amood stabilizer and will not impact the lover.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
That's unusual.: How about giving her water when she wants it but decrease it by half. Is she drinking a lot all day or maybe just one time? You're very wise to be a... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
It happens.: Sometimes it's something as simple as a lot of food or watching an exciting film or seeing a beautiful body. Don't worry. Maybe you're wishing it wo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
It's very unlikely.: The most important thing to think about is " do you want to become pregnant? If not, are you using contraceptives? Take care of yourself. You are ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: Many people have concerns and sometimes serious illnesses including psychiatrists. I am so happy they receive help and some come to me and i respect ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Very easy: Usually you become very tired in the first three months of pregnancy-probably because you body is undergoin so much chang. Is ther something you're w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Clear Diagnosis: There are a lot of important tests that are done and it can eliminate people with depression who are not demented as well as many medical conditions, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
There is no data .: Many however believe you would feel better if you took the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) right after eating. Hope this helps.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: Don't stop your prosac. You don't want your parkinson's to get worse. All the best. I'll be thinking of you. Write back anytime. Joan kinlan md.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
no: You can't ovulate when you just lost a pregnancy.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: Usually you would only have one but it is very possible to have both.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
None: First of all you should get a complete physical exam. If it is negative consider yoga, exercise or meditation, all of these help anxiety.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: It's hard as sometimes Depo-Provera interferes with your sex urge. Hope you feel better soon.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
You are so correct.: When you can't go to bed at a regular time each night, your sleep is thrown off. You will need to do a lot of relaxation exercises to help. All the ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Exercise: It would be so helpful if you did it with him and several times a day. It can start with easy exercises like leg lifts when your sitting down of movi... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: You are an extremely bright person to figure that out. Usually you would not have a low fever but it's possible. I wonder what you are doing to help... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Probably not: I'm sorry it's hard to feel your emotions. Is it possible you're not opening yourself up to others and bing interested in them?
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Ask for drugs.: A number of drugs will act very quickly and you can use them short term like zanax.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Usually none.: It's a very safe medication and we've given it to children for more than 100 years. There is usually a loss of appetite but when the medication wears ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Allergies: You would not have this sudden side effect after two months. Thanks so much for asking as those drugs are probably ver important and they are excelle... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Sure: I hope you're on medication for graves" disease as that can help a lot.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: It would be very helpful if you tried to relax before you go to sleep. Maybe if you read a book or called a friend or did some deep breathing, it cou... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Don't worry: Some people have a variation in their resting heart. You were great in having it checked. Give yourself a pat on the back.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
No: Even though this is not a normal side effect, i am worried about you and wonder first about your health. Have you had a physical recently? Do you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Unknown: What's important is some of the short term effects which are well studied including difficulty with driving due to slow responses and cognitive slowii... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes if a history: If there is colon cancer in the family, you are more susceptible to also get colon cancer but if you have regular colonoscopies and somethigh is detec... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Better to stop: You can wait a day. You shouldn't drink when you take i or painkillers.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
No Problem: There is no known relationship between the two. Hope you are fine now and any symptoms cleared up.
A member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
It can be difficult.: Most people can't lose that much in a month so be parient with yourself. Try to significantly increase your exercise routine and eat less and include... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: The brain is the most powerful organ in the body. The reverse is true and people can persuade themselves a placebo is totally effective. Great quest... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Probably: It's a small amount and you probably won't miss it. Many people would cut it in half to see how they feel, then a quarter and then stop. Do this slo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Very Hard: Best is to go to a treatment center and they will help you a lot and provide lots of support. Good luck. You are amazing to want to stop and I am ve... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
No: Sorry it doesn't help the level of meth at all but might be a relaxing thing to do.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
No: Usually when the dosage is increased and your dosage is small, you should have no side effects. Hope the increase helps you a lot.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Breathe deeply: Overall it is best to reduce the stress in your life, take time for fun each day and relax. Medication, deep breathing and exercise can help, .
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Yes: Having bipolar disease which is under control is very helpful. If however you have had several hospitalizations, it may be an impediment. I have sever... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Increases serotonin: Serotonin is known as the chemical the brain produces and it stabilizes your mood. For many patients, i also recommend a light box and sometimes this ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Alternatives to meds: Medications are essential but we have discovered that many alternative treatments help too like yoga, meditation, a light box and exercise and a good ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Mood Disorder: Tell them you take medication to keep you moods even and that it works well. If you are one of the rarer people who needs frequent hospitalizations an... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Medication: There are several medications that help like Imitrex (sumatriptan) which if you use it as soon as the migraine stops it can abort the attack.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kinlan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kinlan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! unfortunately, I talked to a lactation consultant and it is actually being caused by a medical condition that I have, Raynauds phenomenon.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Essentially the 'solution' lies with my own attitude to things - I realise that, but it's hard & of course others dont really understand
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I greatly appreciate it. This is my 7th pregnancy I have had a lot of issues in the past. Thank you again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1969MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, District Of Columbia - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, District Of Columbia - Winter
2013
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