Doctor Q&A for Dr. Chris Esguerra

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Abuse potential: Prazepam is a benzodiazepine, not available in the us, but internationally, that, like all benzodiazepines, has abuse potential. It has a slower onse ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Up to 1 month: Vivitrol or long acting injectable naltrexone, which is used for alcohol dependence or opioid dependence, is a formulation that lasts 1 month. Unfort ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Newer Antipsychotic: Risperidone is a second generation antipsychotic that is fda approved for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues with autism. It is g ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Blood test: A Risperidone drug level refers to the blood test that measure the concentration of the antipsychotic medication, risperidone. Generally a level is n ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep Aid 1-3 mg : Lunesta (eszopiclone) or Eszopiclone is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine sedative. This means that it is not as addictive as benzodiazepines, but it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Apathy can be due to many things (eg lack of motivation, lack of interest, boredom, etc). If apathy is serious such that it interferes with function, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Doesn't matter: Neurontin or Gabapentin is not dependent on whether you take it with or without food or even what types of food. This study (http://1.Usa.Gov/n5ysd2) ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to you doctor: Escitalopram or Lexapro (escitalopram) is a good antidepressant that lasts about 24-35 hours in your body. By not taking it for a week, you are effec ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Support or CBT: If the fear of flying is generally mild, flying with supports (a friend or loved one) can help if possible. If not possible, you can ask you doctor f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on strategy: With the nicotine patch, it is sometimes redness around the patch site. Be sure to alternate sites. With the gum and lozenge, not much, but people c ... Read More
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