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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

Tuesday: 9:00 amam - 5:00 pmam
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
NO: Concerta should GIVE you energy. Speak with your MD.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Relax: I frequently prescribe escitalopram. Less waiting for effect of decreasing depression as well as anxiety. And infrequent side effects.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
YES: Epineprine, adrenalin is the cause. Do consult with a Urologist. Best Wishes, Arthur Hoffman,MD.FAPS,FIPS
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Just a little,really: A low dose of an inexpensive (generic) antidepressant can make all the difference. I've seen it. If your family physician is knowledgeable about this,... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: What truly matters if a healthy sperm penetrates an egg. Do get info on getting pregnant.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Careful: This sounds like real concern being masked by semantics.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Major: This is physically the place where the symptoms originate.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Doc needed: Many causes of low platelet count. First let's just make sure by using another lab. Please consult with a hematologist. Tomorrow. This is just too imp... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
2 things: A whole bunch of hand washing and nose wiping. Still , without med. Isolation those viral particles are now apart of your home . Decrease your concern... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Absolutely: Please pay attention and realize children are not ''little adults''. Do make sure this developing individual gets a well deserved evaluation by a chil... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Help, now!: Let's make sure your OB refers you to an excellent psychiatrist for an evaluation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Bright of you to ask: There is a range; you clearly care enough about your well being. As they say ''don't try this at home." consult a well qualified psychiatrist; your ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
55: That abdominal fat of middle age turns out to be quite unique. Knowledgable a weight loss specialist can really help. Let your primary care physician ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
STOP--ACT: We need to track this down now. (this is not a return of a similar episode;you wouldn't have this anxious tone) i say you call the physician who tre... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
The CDC: Vegas odds are with you; however, check with your relaxed, well paid internist.(i think my sardonic humor just cost me some internists). Send a throa... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Despair: Note inexplicable despair, anxiety, difficulty deciding, concentration, intrusive dark thoughts & mood, difficulty enjoying, no motivation, this just ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: You are not alone; i believe several of the larger carriers have fairly successful programs. Do talk with your pcp as there is such a range of sympto... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Real low: Not seen outside of institutions, unless you include todd browning's classic ''freaks''.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
How sad: Smoking is american roulette; the cumulative effects are terrible but unavoidable. Your doctor can truly assist you;there are multiple ways to prevent... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
No: Use this marvel to get the help you deserve: an evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Psychiatric consult: These 2 symptoms are quite sufficient to indicate the need for a thorough physical exam to eliminate any cause or contributing factor. Most likely, th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
No, but not good!: Please get an excellent psychiatric evaluation; this is a red flag. Not to panic;however, more than likely this is from indiscreet, overzealous use of... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Find out the ''why'': Either ''nervous overeating'' , a need for junk food --a way to not feel something you wish to avoid, and particularly a loss of appetite; each is suf... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
With HELP: This an important area of concern; and will only get greater. Diminished capacity + powerful compounds is truly dangerous. The caregiver should be the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Reelax: If you don't trust the ''foot printing'' and tagging procedures, honey you be in the wrong hospital. And do you have reason for this concern?
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Possibly: Certainly the pathological production of several hormones can lead to episodes of anxiety; however, if an excellent physical exam with appropriate la... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Not good: Runs the gamut from relatively innocent ''it is just too hot'' (maintain liquid balance) to psychological : anxiety, depression, etc.; all means and m... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
5 days : At least after sx. Leave; so wash your hands whenever you use the toilet.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Ps: Take all precautions your OB tells you.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Huh?: Is what? I assume you realize you left out what your head feels like. In any case, discuss this side effect with whomever is your treating physician.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Can: Strangest is the various sleep activities of which driving while eating was related to me from the psychiatrist of the patient. These variants are unp... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Absolutely not: And consider a second opinion. The procedure will probably cost a fair amount. So consider closest medical/dental school for treatment in the clinic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
?: You are concerned; that is enough for a heart to heart with your doctor. And, does your physician know everything you take and yes every concern. Yes ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Vs. on purpose?: If you could swallow it easily; yeah, otherwise it wouldn't be an ''accident''. As long as !) no difficulty in next, 6hrs., 12 hrs or 18.5 hrs & you c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes, but ...: Start with a psychiatric evaluation.The use of medication and excellent psychotherapy can really give many a second chance. I have been a gratifie... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
To sure I understand: I highly commend you for stopping one of-if not the most difficult addictions, surely the strength the nicorette (nicotine gum) plus chewing another ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Enough !: You deserve an evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist. Get a referral from your pcp. No more denying yourself.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes, but: There is always an important reason. Picking up on these cues can lead to significant help from loss to significant maladies that can range from psych... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Not really: Yes children can be injured in many ways of not only chemical rneans, but the number of microbes and tiny nasties that are waiting in dirt is numerous... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
One approach: We finally agree about the multiple dangers from the many chemicals in nicotine delivery systems. Yes it really works;however it is not unusual that a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: Long term exposure in a small space almost guarantees uri, ear infection, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and sadly cancer to those genetically prone.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Consultation: Do consider making the appointment and accompanying your family member. Your physician can refer you to a well trained psychiatrist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: A good general rule is a second opinion from the appropriate physician has very little downside and can allay your concerns.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Evolution: The leech is a wily bloodsucker; uses its own brand of numbing before it injects its sucking mouth part. Don't think about it too much;use it as motiv... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Not really: Because OCD is complex, i understand why you ask. I have not noted this nor has a quick survey point to this. However, if you have noticed change coin... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Very little: I believe we are splitting hairs. Same thing. If you are physically dependent, that describes the hallmark of addiction. Hope this helps. Whatever you... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Do this with a psych: Do begin by discussing this move with the doctor who prescribed it . I am concerned that there is more here than meets the eye initially. That's ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Possibly: My direct experience is frankly limited; however; my sense is that both are similar as their adrenaline like effects. And yes there are allergic react... Read More
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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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