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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

920 Answers
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Sometimes: In the case of a first episode, about 50% of patients will never have another episode. Unfortunately, the second episode means a risk of 75% that you... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: Depending on what is causing the panic attacks, some antidepressants can lower your baseline anxiety to make it a lot harder for you to get to panic.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: It can be a symptom of jet lag.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Medications and: Therapy. We know that the combination works better than either one alone.
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Why wait?: Most of us don't like feeling tired and there are a host of things that can cause it. See your family doc.
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Why wait?: The point is that you don't have to do it alone. And it doesn't just go away like a cold. Get help and support at any 12 step meeting and get an eva... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Try allowing your: Body to at least partially accommodate to the new time before you travel. If heading east, try getting up 30 minutes earlier for several days and goi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
A psychologist or: Psychiatrist. There are also screening tests for patients available online.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
This sounds like : An active plan. If you are thinking of ending your life get to the er now!
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
The idea is to not: Break anything! rather putting all of the pieces of a healthy life together and then asking your doc to help you wean off is the way to go.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Lots of alternatives: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist who sees people with addiction and chronic pain. People who have been addicted to opioids also can have chron... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Noe one for all: That depends on why you cannot focus and are anxious. You need a thorough psychiatric evaluation for a correct diagnosis to be made. Once you know w... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Don't walk,: Run to a psychiatrist in your area for an evaluation! you deserve to be happy and healthy!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
In general, no.: We often believe that our environments contain our depression and if we get away, so will the depression. More often what is going on is that we do n... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Whether or not,: That is no way to live! make an appointment with a therapist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Detox: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist who works with addiction. We can help you through withdrawal.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
None: Dt's, or delerium tremons, are fatal. Do not take that chance. Get help.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Only a few: A good multivitamin, thiamine and folate (folic acid).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
The one that works: For you is the best medicine. Each human being is truly an individual, so no one medication works for every patient.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
The same way: You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram). Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
PTSD VS depression: Ptsd is an anxiety disorder which often has depression on top of it. But ptsd is characterized by there having been a traumatic event which begins to... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Maybe.: Weight loss on medications or off is about lifestyle change. Any medication can contribute to weight gain in any particular person. The question is h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
It's really importan: To take care of yourself, not just everyone else. Sleeping well, eating well, exercising regularly, socializing with friends, etc. In addition, bein... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not good: See you local doctor as many things can cause your symptoms, including thyroid problems. Once medical issues are addressed, you may need a sleep stud... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Delusions: Are beliefs held despite evidence to the contrary. Common delusions involve beliefs that people are conspiring against you. Voices can carry on conv... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Don't start there!: First find the cause of your back pain, then treat the cause.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
But is it? : The most important issue is whether your sex drive more or less matches your partners.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Additionally,: The biggest problem is that there are no alternatives to antipsychotics for psychosis. So the issue then becomes quality if life or quantity of life.... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Stability!: Work closely with your doctor to find the medications that work for you. And, looking back, try to identify the earliest symptoms that you can when i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No cure: But there are a number of medications that can be helpful. Talk with your family doc today. Sleep depravation can be deadly.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
You need to have: A psychiatric evaluation. But bdd is an obsession with a minor or imaginary physical flaw. Someone with low self esteem is not generally concerned w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Lewy body dementia: Is a type of cognitive decline hallmarked by recurrent visual hallucinations, spontaneous extrapyramidal symptoms, and cognitive fluctuations.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
We do!: There are free clinics all across the country to help patients in just your situation. And there is usually one phone number that can direct you to t... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No!: Vascular dementia is a problem with the blood vessels in the brain that cause brain cell death. Alzheimer's is caused by the development of plaques i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Pseudocyesis is real: Though rare, false pregnancy does occur. The primary test is an ultrasound which shows no fetus.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: A panic attack involves the sudden onset of intense physical and cognitive symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heart rate, sweaty palms, rapid breathin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
That you need: Treatment. Eating disorders can have many negative health effects. See a therapist with some expertise in this area.
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Narcan (naloxone): Narcan (naloxone) is used in ers to reverse the effects of a narcotic od.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
See a doc: A sense of impending doom is one of the symptoms of a panic attack, though you do not mention other symptoms. First see your medcal doc and if all is... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
You can die: From drinking alcohol period. It's even more dangerous if you already have liver problems. Alcohol is not essential, but a functioning liver is! ju... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: It would help to understand what you symptoms are. However, it is true that your brain is intimately connected to your body and they do effect one an... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Slow down: First ask why am i having insomnia. Try good sleep hygiene first (google sleep hygiene for good tips). Make sure to get regular exercise and no heavy... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Vascular dementia: Is a different type of dementia caused by strokes or small vessel disease. This type of dementia causes a stepwise decline rather than a slow progres... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Get help: And support. Enlist the help and support of friends and family. See a therapist. Involve the police and the legal system. Do it now.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not sure: What intentions are being misunderstood, or how you communicate your intentions. There may be a communication problem. Why not make an appointment w... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Grudges: Are really hard on the grudge holder. Most often the other person has little awareness that you are holding a grudge against them. The question is w... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Sure!: Every human on the planet could use a good physical and mental check up from time to time. Most often, the news will be good!
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
That's possible: Not knowing what you are seeing makes it a bit harder. Lots of things can cause hallucinations, so i'd start by seeing my family doc and telling him ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not your fault.: Some depressions are biological illnesses that have little relationship to how good things are in your life. Fortunately these depressions usually res... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Too little info: A lot of things can cause forgetfullness. Stress, worry, anxiety, depression, multitasking, etc. But the only way to answer your question is for you... Read More
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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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