Dr. Arthur Hoffman

Psychiatry
Mill Valley, CA
59 years experience

Locations

Office

Mill Valley, CA

Address

30 Bayview Ave., Mill Valley, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00 amam - 5:00pmam
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About

Bio

I was fortunate enough to go to U. of Md. MEdical School where I had the opportunity to assist in research at both U. of Md. and Johns Hopkins. To understand the underlying brain physiology of diabetes, ADD, and lowered IQ was not only an enjoyable collaboration, but I also was with some pioneers. Before graduating, I helped initiate Headstart. My training in psychiatry was at UCSF. To really understand the process of psychotherapy, I went on to the SF Psychoanalytic Institute. I aided in teaching and research oh the therapeutic process.. My skill lays in evaluation for therapy, mood disorders, inability to succeed,supervising difficult & "stuck" cases. I enjoy Cinema& Psychoanalysis as well as public talks.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

221 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
OK: Let's get to the causal level.Evaluation from well trained psychiatrist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
OK: A narrowing of the spinal or vertebral column. Your backbone. The space of bone containing and protecting your spinal nervous system. Serious; please ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Lengthy despondency : Appetite and sleep significant change are red flags too little;too much. Withdrawal, tearfulness, obsession with death, suicide, self-mutilation. Way ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Russian roulette: This is most sensitive period. Why take the chance; could last a life time of your child-to-be. Chat with your ob; this is too important.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Depression?: Ekennard, do you not deserve a thorough evaluation.Talk to you pcp for a consultation with a well trained psychiatrist. Keep in mind (1) valium is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
I prefer WE to I: There is truly so much available, so you now have well founded reason-not hope-that i just can't go with ''cope''. From medication to therapy from th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Much: ''flu'' is a meaningless term; tummy flu; respiratory flu. Stop 2 completely different organ systems. If i get thee, one and the same. Tainted fo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Please see your Gyn: This doc is concerned. Many possibilities at this age. Let's agree you will call tomorrow. If you use a clinic rather than a gynecologist, fine. Ca... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Team with an adol. : Psychiatrists that specialize in adolescent psychiatric difficulties is the place I have ten practicing for several decades. I am sure we can find som... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: Just love her the way you wanted at her age; and for evermore.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
YES: Tap a bowl of jell-o. The bowl is your head; the jell-o, your brain. The brain continues after the head stops. And like a wave, back and forth. The de... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Nope: Acyclovir is cheap & effective. No more ulcers for you! ok? Good.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Expert evaluation: This is an area that most well trained psychiatrists will agree on its genesis. Inherited predisposition + significant developmental challenges simila... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Need an exam: Many causes. Most innocent. But there could a serious unerlying cause.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
No proof: This is more a moral issue than a clear medical one.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
TOO many: Sadly autism is complicated, not terribly well understood yet-though quite a bit better. And there are too many false hopes that go viral. Please have... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
No: But why would you even consider harming yourself.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Diff. to say: Please get a full evaluation from a well trained child psychiatrist.You both deserve it.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Treat the cause(s): Enough suffering; let's find out what the underlying cause is. There are numerous things to consider. Confer with your doctor. First a frank discussio... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Depends: You know how mature and resilient this child or teenager is. Right? If not, talk with a child psychiatrist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: Seizures can be set off by extreme psychic difficulties.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Carefully: More and longer in will take longer. So consult your physician tomorrow. Sorry, very little magic here.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Many: Not sure if you are asking if child abuse can/will lead to psychiatric difficulties. Yes. If you are asking can a person claim child abuse. Yes, but w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Small: In a very serious panic attack, some do feel ''i am just not myself'' but this is quite different from dissociation.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
YES: I am not a lady; however, I am a gentleman. Estradiol is a powerful hormonish type, and it has a nasty rep. Cancer, fetal malformities for starters. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Under supervision: Effects hopefully include good health and you learned a little. Consult your physician tomorrow.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you have some concern; a frank discussion with your physician is the first step.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
First, catch cause: After that there are multiple significant approaches, but time cannot be underestimated.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: I am quite sure your primary physician could easily help.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Probably: Is it not more important as to why you would wish to do this? Consider an evaluation from a psychiatrist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
If helps, longer: The medical potion is relatively quick;however if you benefit from continued chewing; i feel this great substitute. Would like to hear additional inf... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Depends: How strong is the ''smoke'' and how confined is the space. As I have not seen any studies clearly demonstrating the long term effects, i would enjoy ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Not long,but ...: Make sure you do this gradually with your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes, it could: Particularly if they have an underlying relation. Point: both must be treated.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Go to ER: Don't panic. But lungs are not equipped to deal with fluids. These symptoms need to be evaluated and appropriately treated. Now, let gravity ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Cost: Generics must be just as good, period. Buy a nice sweater with the money you saved.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
A range: As you feel less and less cared for , pay attention. Consider some help.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Depends: How long have those nasty steroids been in your ''blooc'' system. Now a bloocologist could help you, but i'm thinking it is in your blood. So tomorrow... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
No: Estradiol over long period can cause breast, uterine, ovarian difficulties that i shan't scare you with. Also miscarriage. This is a powerful hor... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Unobtainium: C'mon, you know it depends on 3 things. The medication, the side effect, and what do you think is the third and most important? You're 100% correct. T... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
I would think so: I am far from ob; however, both the concern about ''moving pregnancy along'' & using castor oil concern me enough to get a fresh second opinion. This ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
YES: Please pay attention to the sense of decreasing care you are getting, the increasing difficulty, frustration, even that sense of ''too much''. This is... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Not constantly: Yes, for a moment, usually with dizziness. You are worth pinning this down; consult the physician who is your primary care physician; at your age & t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
FIRMLY: Let's have an ''intervention'' :your doc, their doc, your sister's doc all on skype. If your mom insists on hurting these cuddles-well that sure isn't... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: The practical application of what is being done in hearing, vision, thought controlling a ''bionic'' device to turn, push etc. Is marvelous. I belie... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Red flag red flag: Any addiction must be addressed. Now with appropriate treatment you won't have to worry about the fate of your body or any other fear. Discuss this w... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Depends: First let's consult an excellent psychiatrist (an md). If thoughts have moved to plan, immediate medication with the new anti-depressants+psychotherap... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Let's get help: Do consult your doctor for a chat, blood level and maybe a referral to an endocrinologist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
H/mm?: A week after an easy delivery then gentle gentle clitoral stim + loving your g spot sounds pretty safe. Would your mom approve; i mean would your OB s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
A lot: You sound correctly concerned.Now let's confer with an excellent psychiatrist . For you! for the kids !
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hoffman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hoffman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! my caregiver is my spouse and weight past this stage things are really out of hand at the present time not to mention that she is developmen
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This was very helpful. Thanks! So it would be high on 24 hour urine test if someone has anxiety attacks multiple times a day/night
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, will keep reading. Keep all of us uplifted.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Un. of Md
Graduated 1964MD

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