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Dr. Douglas Bey

Normal, IL
57 years experience male



Normal, IL


1100 Beech Street, #10 Normandy Village, Normal, IL

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TTrained at Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka Kansas. Was chief of inpatient unit at Ireland Army Hospital Ft. Knox before going to Vietnam as 1st Division Psychiatrist 69-70. Returned to Normal Illinois where I've been in private practice. Still see outpatients three days a week for evaluation and treatment and consult out of town the other two days. Practice limited to nice patients! :) Married to Debbie R.N. who works in our office. Dr. Gabriel Telot is in the office with me--we've been friends since 1961. Also have five therapists in the office. I have five children (one is an informally adopted godson) and five grandchildren. Also two Yorkies. I've published a number of scientific papers, presented several at the APA & published four books (.see www.dougbey.com website)

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
May not be able to: In my experience nardil was frequently more effective than other antidepressants and/or drugs for panic disorder--unfortunately it seemed to poop out in about 20% of patients--a few of these did report it worked for them after being off of it for a lengthy period of time.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Rare: You are probably alert for sx because of your dad--many other more likely explanations for your forgetfulness--when you hear hoof beats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Shouldn't b difficul: If you are going to another SSRI you can probably just stop it & start the new one if you aren't replacing it you could take a lower dose for a few days before stopping it but I've had many pts on it & can't remember any complaining about discontnuance sx

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May 11, 2013
Dr Bey clearly has an exceptional knowledge base of psychiatry. He provides a valuable service to the public through Health Tap. I recommend Dr. Bey.
Aug 24, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, caring and dedicated
Dr. Dave Burns
Oct 31, 2013
Great response and highly recommended- Dave
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Thanks alot Dr.Bey. I really appreciate your help. regarding to your questions yes i have dipression along with OCD but the clear question is am a wieght lifter and there is a thought that telling me ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! So little I know of anxiety attacks.. And so little people in my circle understand about it.. You've summed it up perfectly and thank you doc.. Have a blessed day ahead
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you for giving me a glimmer of hope. Used to be so bubbly & confident. At age 40 now, I'm not sure how to break loose from this.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois, Chicago
Graduated 1964MD


Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Two Bronze Stars, Two Air Medals, Two Service Awards Vietnam
Gold Medal Best Self-Help Book 2010 Loving a Depressed Man


Past President McLean County Medical Society, McLean County Board of Health and the Medical Staff of a local hospital.
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