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Dr. Arthur Hoffman

Psychiatry
Mill Valley, CA
57 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.

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

276 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Possibly: Retrograde venous infection should be considered. Rare, but you are covered by the 2 kinds of physicians reccommended. Go tomorrow to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Relax: I frequently prescribe escitalopram. Less waiting for effect of decreasing depression as well as anxiety. And infrequent side effects.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
YES: Epineprine, adrenalin is the cause. Do consult with a Urologist. Best Wishes, Arthur Hoffman,MD.FAPS,FIPS
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
5 days : At least after sx. Leave; so wash your hands whenever you use the toilet.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Despair: Note inexplicable despair, anxiety, difficulty deciding, concentration, intrusive dark thoughts & mood, difficulty enjoying, no motivation, this just ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Back to pre-illness,: I was a bit confused. If treatment for your depression is not pointing to better, get a second opinion from a top notch psychiatrist. Seek a referra... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Could be: I have learned that women are impressive in their intuitive abilities about their bodies, particularly in the reproductive system. But i sure would be... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety?: Physical cause/contribution is#1 then a thorough psychiatric evaluation. We can & will help you. I am not comfortable being more specific because t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
NONE: If you are serious, this is a true life/death sit. Call 911 now.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Just that: The division of your nervous system into central & peripheral is based on anatomy, not physiology. . The brain & spinal cord make up the central; the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Why wait: Get an evaluation from an excellent psychiatrist. Then we'll know. Not hard, huh? It is the right and best to do!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Great: The view on this keeps changing; please speak with your physician.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Little: Both should be titrated to each patient.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Aw, c'mon: As long as you are getting high; why care about destroying your brain.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Could: It is what is in her ''poop'' not the chemo . Talk to her oncologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Go East: Very east. Sadly I have been told that romania has very bad conditions. As to the newer east block countries or afghanistan, i believe humane treatmen... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
They can't: Please consult a psychiatrist; the variety of meds are impressive in the lives returned.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
A++ treatment: First see a well trained psychiatrist (md). After an evaluation, treat mint customized to you will/should be discussed. The latest anti-depressants an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Not really: Not unless you already have pretty serious cardiac problems.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Possibly: If your symptoms are really disturbing you, you could become depressed about them. Do consult a psychiatrist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Possibly: Abuse of recreational or prescribed medicine can wreck lives.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Depends: Most frequent complaint i hear is really, really sluggish brain and body. But wait a minute; ever read all the possible side effects. Don't! aspirin w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Psychiatric Evaluati: Consider best treatment rather than ''cure'', as most likely an expert evaluation may reveal a range of circumstantial to complex & complicated causes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Please listen: Autism causes pain to the family, the individual.It is a very serious, ill understood brain malady. Since leo kanner first described this developmenta... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Major: This is physically the place where the symptoms originate.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
No: Use this marvel to get the help you deserve: an evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
I say NO: Sadly, as a psychiatrist, these institutions are victorian at best in their attitude toward ''mental'' difficulties. However, you must discuss this wi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
WHOA !: Please do not fall for the hip or the fringy. Politely, the flora in your colon is a necessary delicate balance. Surely you would hesitate before flus... 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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