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Dr. Susan Uhrich

Psychiatry
Lafayette, LA
38 years experience female

Locations

Office

Lafayette, LA

Address

4640 West Congress Street, Lafayette, LA
Directions

Fax

(337) 534-4103

Insurances accepted

CIGNA Open Access

About

Bio

Born in Alexandria, Louisiana. Graduated Temple Medical School in 1985 and completed psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital in 1989. Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, and a wide range of other interests including psychopharmacology, forensic psychiatric and correctional psychiatry. Currently in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr. Uhrich is also medical director of Freedom Recovery Center of Acadiana and Dauterive Hospital's Pathways Program. She is the first psychiatrist to bring TMS to Lafayette.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain like Prozac or luvox (fluvoxamine).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
The best medication: Is the one that works for you with the fewest side effects. For each person that can mean a different medication or dosage, .
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Very different!: Schizophrenia is a chronic psychotic illness. Dissociative disorders is a very different type of escape from reality that rarely involves psychosis. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Any medication: That increases serotonin will prevent anxiety over time. So the ssri antidepressants can help. In the short term, long acting benzodiazepines such a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
It means you : Have a chronic illness like diabetes or high blood pressure, but this one effects your brain. Learn as much as you can about your illness and work wi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Anything that makes: Us feel different or particular less able than others can make us feel depressed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Exercise such as: Tai chi or yoga, deep breathing techniques, socializing with friends all can help.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Work with a : Therapist. Depression can be overcome with therapy, but we know that the best treatment is a combination of meds and therapy. I personally always wa... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Practice!: Why not make an appointment with a therapist in your area to help you work on this. There are also other ways of doing it such as dale carnegie cours... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Some diuretics: Seem to be able to cause depression. Talk with your doctor about this happening with you.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
In some: Instances. But it is always reckless and shows poor judgement!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
It depends: On how much. A beer with pizza is probably okay, but a fifth of whiskey, no. Alcohol is also a diurectic and when combined with a water pill could p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not likely,: Rather it is more likely to be a return of the depression for which you were put on the medicine.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
I really can't answe: Without knowing which sleep disorder you are concerned about. Can you ask again?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
It depends on: The problem. In general, a child should have an evaluation by a child and adolescent psychiatrist to rule out illnesses that could require treatment ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes.: If this is happening to you, make an appointment with a psychiatrist. You do not have to live with this. We are here to help.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Because : It can be treated before there is too much damage.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Get off of facebook: And out of the house. Social skills must be practiced routinely, like all other skills. Dale carnegie courses and toastmasters could be helpful as c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
There are some: Medications, even over the counter ones, that can cause a false positive. You must tell the person doing the screen about all medications and supplem... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Dementia with Lewey: Bodies is a type of dementia characterized by visual hallucinations, parkinsonian features and changes in alertness.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Most often: Postpartum depression begins in the first 3 months after delivery, but can occur anytime in the first year.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Maybe,: If it is the only thing happening, ie: no other symptoms, and if it doesn't last too long. But if there are other symptoms, changes in sleeping, eati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Most patients: Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add report no side effects. However, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetam... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Animal assisted: Therapy is more often done by the animal and therapist going to a place, such as a nursing home or clinic. You might try calling nursing homes in you... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
From the NIMH:: “neuropsychiatry is a field of scientific medicine that concerns itself with the complex relationship between human behavior and brain function, and e... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
There are several : Medications available that can help with restless leg syndrome. Why not talk to your family doctor about this? We are here to help.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Smoking anything: Can give you hoarseness!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Catatonia is not an: Illness, but a symptom involving changes in muscle tone/activity. Catatonic stupor involves a lack of movement while catatonic excitement involves vi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
That depends on how: Far the dementia has progressed.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
In all cases,: Schizophrenia cannot be cured. It is a chronic illness like high blood pressure or diabetes. All these illnesses can be controlled!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
You don't!: There are many things that can cause memory problems! stress is one of the most common. If you have concerns, do not try to diagnose yourself! make... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not sure what you: Mean. Certainly there are ways for you to work through traumatic experiences by working with a therapist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes.: Talk to your doc about how to do it and what to expect and if that is the right choice for you.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
ADH (vasopressin) stands for: Anti diuretic hormone. The more fluid in the system, the higher the pressure will be.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
That would depend: On why you want to spend a month in a hospital. Can you clarify?
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
If she needs them,: Yes!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
DO NOT DO ANYTHING: Without talking wtih your doctor first! you may need a change, or an augmentation strategy, but you need to be working with your doctor!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Only 5%!: Schizophrenia in the general population only occurs in 1% of the population, so even though your risk is higher it is still very small!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
That depends on you!: You can choose to learn everything you can about your illness and work with a psychiatrist to control the illness rather than letting it control you -... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Only time: Can provide the breakdown of caffeine you are looking for. Better to avoid it in the first place.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
First we need to : Find out why you have insomnia. Many things can contribute. Make an appointment with your family doctor to make sure there are no contributing physi... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
The cause or the: Pathology of the illness, meaning vascular dementias are caused by blood vessel problems rather than plaque formation, but lewy bodies are not plaques... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Possibly: Though it does not happen in everyone on this combination.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Don't know: There is some evidence that doing different things other than your daily routine can keep our brains growing and making new connections.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Depends: The half life of the medication dictates how fast it gets out of your system. At least one antidepressant has a weekly pill. Other medications get ou... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Sometimes degree: Delusions are things a person believes despite evidence to the contrary. Paranoia can be a type of delusion and in that case may not respond to treat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: Sleep depravation can cause hallucinations. For heaven's sake, get some sleep!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not in the delusions: Themselves, though schizophrenic delusions are sometimes more bizarre. The real difference is that the delusions of mania resolve with the resolution... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Depends: Depending on why you are being treated and the form of the medication (daily vs. Weekly) as well as how you tolerate it, you may even be able to start... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Light: In addition to dr. Labarbera's answer, full spectrum light boxes can be very helpful.
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Testimonials
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Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Dr. Uhrich is a very good and insightful doctor. I highly recommend her.
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
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Thank you again, I am currently seeing a psychiatrist for my ADD but will bring this issue up to her. I have been getting very upset with doctors telling me I am just depressed because I think I have...Read More
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I'm a patient, not a doctor. If fatigue is a major issue for you, you may want to ask your doctor about an evaluation for sleep apnea. I had a fibro diagnosis for 4 years and symptoms 5 yrs before th...Read More
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Thank you. I hate to go on meds. I once went on an SSRI for some general anxiety and when i weaned off it i had terrible zwithdrawal. I often feel very stressed at home with the kids and get frustrate...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Lafayette Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Lafayette Region - Summer
2014
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Lafayette Region - Fall
2015

Affiliations

Freedom Recovery Center of Acadiana
Keys for Sober Living
TMS of Acadiana
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