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Dr. Kevin Nasky

Psychiatry
Camden, SC
17 years experience male

Locations

The Senior Retreat - Kershaw Heath

Camden, SC

Address

1315 Roberts St, Camden, SC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry

Doctor Q&A

149 Answers
84 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Cont Ativan (lorazepam) for now: I certainly would not recommend coming off of Ativan (lorazepam) until the Hashimoto's is stabilized, i.e. exclude one variable at at time. I would co... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Unknown: I cannot find any research suggesting any potential interactions between lepidium meyenii (Maca) and fluoxetine or any other medications. Its pharmaco... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not naturally: Most people can't 'phase adjust' more than 15-30 minutes per night, so it'd take you up to a week to adjust (especially traveling east, which is usual... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Undesirable or problematic aspects of one's personality can be changed with many types of therapy, including psychodynamic, where--as intrapsychic con... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Benzphetamine is a "precursor" to both methamphetamine and amphetamine, i.e. As the body breaks it down, it becomes amphetamine and methamphetamine be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Thiothixene is an older (introduced in the '60s) antipsychotic medication used for the treatment of schizophrenia. It does not have any euphoric prope... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Derealization: Derealization: an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems strange or unreal. From a psychodynamic perspec... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No, but...: ...Psychoanalysts view fugue as a type of dissociation, a psychological defense mechanism that results in a drastic modification of one's sense of per... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Unsure: I'm assuming you're asking about chronic oversleeping, which has been associated with heart disease, diabetes, obesity and shortened life span. Studie... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: Benzodiazepine abuse can lead to death primarily through (1) accidents secondary to cognitive and/or motor impairment, or (2) overdose when combined w... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends on the drug: It really depends on the drug you've abruptly quit. For most drugs, the withdrawal symptoms are usually opposite of the drug's effects, e.g. Withdrawa... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Maybe: People don't usually recall their nightmares unless they awaken from them. If ambien, (zolpidem) or some other sleep med, can induce a deep enough sle... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on the medication type and the disorder being treated. Discontinuation symptoms asssoc w/ serotonergic meds can overlap with some anxiety and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Both ways: The relationship can work both ways, as each can cause and/or exacerbate the other. Many people who suffer from primary insomnia will become depressed... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
10-60 pg/mL: For an adult male, 10-60 pg/ml, but that range varies depending on the laboratory. I've seen the upper limit in the 100s, and the lower limit in the s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on the particular disorder (causing the social skills deficits) and the individual's particular strengths and weaknesses, thus thorough assess... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Days: Based on the half lives of zoloft (sertraline) (22-36 hrs) and its metabolites (62-104 hrs), it will take most people over a week to clear the drug fr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No.: No. Candidiasis requires treatment with antimycotics (antifungal drugs). I am not aware of any evidence that any so-called "probiotic" can prevent or ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes, many: There are rebound symptoms that can occur with sudden discontinuation of either medication. Do not suddenly discontinue either of them. Taper off acco... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No : Sertraline (zoloft) is not a sulfa drug, and I am not aware any allergic cross-reactivity between the two.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Moisturizer : If store-bought moisturizers don't alleviate this, talk to your primary care physician or dermatologist.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No.: "loose stools" is a very non-specific term. If you're experiencing chronic diarrhea, that could predispose you to dehydration, which beer could worsen... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Routine: First and foremost, stick to a sleep routine, i.e. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, including weekends. Secondly, maximize the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
PubMed says "no": My search in pubmed (for the docs, mesh searches crossing both "niacin" and "thiamine" with "anxiety") turned up no studies on this whatsoever. Perhap... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Creative--Asocial: Schizotypy is associated with loosened associative and overinclusive thinking that may be advantageous in creative endeavors ranging from the artistic... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Indian study: A indian study of 191 children (median age, 3 years), 69 (36.1%) developed adverse drug reactions. Most common symptoms were vomiting (16.2%) followed... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
GI distress/aspirate: Perhaps someone more qualified can chime in (any radiologists here?), but the risks of a modified barium swallow are primarily cramping and nausea. O... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes.: Yes. Any penile discomfort or pain could interfere with the ability to achieve or sustain an erection. Seek medical treatment.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
It can: During clinical trials of Modafinil for narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (osa), and shift work disorder (swd) in adults, headaches were reported mo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Desires vs superego: When desires/behaviors (in any realm, not just sex) are at odds with values we've been taught (in a sense 'downloaded' from our parents), we experienc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Propofol (diprivan) is commonly used for so-called "conscious sedation, " which is sort of an "anesthesia-lite, " where a patient can be kept comforta... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Most meds can be: Seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) like all medications, has risks and benefits. All meds also have the potential for allergic or hypersensitivity re... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Seek medical help: Depending on how much and how regularly you drink alcohol, stopping abruptly can be dangerous or even lethal. If you are a heavy drinker, and want to ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Possibly: As a class, SSRIs can cause weight gain in some people. However, escitalopram is generally considered fairly "weight neutral." Most patients I've pres... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Insomnia is abnormal: Not sleeping is not normal, and in fact very unhealthy, mentally and physically. Insomnia can have many causes. Some have primary insomnia. In others,... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Many: The differential diagnosis for tremor is quite large, i.e. there are many possible causes, ranging from too much caffeine, to anxiety, to a host of ne... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes.: Yes, but talk to your doctor first. I'm not sure what your rationale for combining regular with the extended release, but I could think of a few reaso... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not necessarily: There are risks and benefits to any medication. Adderall XR is a stimulant that has a high risk of dependency/addiction. Most people who are prescribe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Antipsychotic: Thioridazine is an older ("first-generation") antipsychotic medication, used primarily for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic illnes... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No.: No. I don't know of any reason why consuming beer would cause the fungal infection, candidiasis.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Two hormones, leptin and ghrelin, seem to be the link between sleep and appetite. Insomnia decreases leptin, which is the hormone that tells our br... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Wakefulness: Modafinil is classified as a somnolytic, and promotes alertness and wakefulness through selective activation of wake and sleep centers in the central ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
These often overlap: Mental health (mh) diagnoses include learning difficulties (e.g. Adhd), but many other mh disorders can cause learning problems, e.g. Concentration/me... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Posttraumatic Stress: Posttraumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops after someone experiences a traumatic incident, where they feared for life or limb.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Assuming causation: Many depressed people who are started on an antidepressant (ad) are already in the process of worsening, and many times medication is prescribed while... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Derealization: Derealization: an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems strange or unreal. From a psychodynamic perspec... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Chronic illnesses: Most physical problems associated with bulimia arise from vomiting. Teeth will eventually decay and fall out. Blood potassium levels decrease, a risk ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
SSRIs: A common side effect of ssri antidepressants is delayed orgasm (sometimes prohibitively so). This.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Don't know: That abbreviation is neither specific nor widely used. It can refer to illnesses ranging from fulminant Meningococcal septicemia to fibromyalgia syndr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
About 5 hours: The plasma half-life of nalbuphine is 5 hours and in clinical studies the duration of analgesic activity has been reported to range from 3 to 6 hours.... Read More

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Sep 17, 2013
Excellent, dedicated psychiatrist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nasky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nasky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. I was not "biphasic" until my trached twins came home but good to know it can be a "typical" sleep pattern as well. Thanks again for your time.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to help me get a better understanding of this medication god bless you.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much for these news! It gives me hope for my 4 year old daughter (that is WAY BEHIND OTHER KIDS!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, OH
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Awards

Southern Psychiatric Association Resident Award
Intern of the Year Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dept. of Psychiatry
Ohio University Outstanding Medical Student Award

Affiliations

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
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