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Dr. Susan Uhrich

Psychiatry
Lafayette, LA
36 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

1.1K Answers
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Like any other skill: Your have to practice! dale carnegie courses or toastmasters could be helpful as could working with a therapist. And you are right --- you need good... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Racing thoughts: Of bipolar do not always connect and are linear going out. Ocd is characterized by circular thinking, meaning you think about the same thing over and... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Addiction to most: Anything is characterized by preoccupation with the substance, giving up other activities to use it, deciding to stop and starting again, being irrita... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
No med can force: You into an uncomfortable situation. Antidepressant medications do not change who you are, they only adjust neurotransmitter levels back towards a no... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The combination can: Cause coma, peripheral edema, spontaneous abortion, hepatic encephalopathy and trouble with thinking. Not a good combination!
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The symptoms of: Any addiction are remarkable similar. An obsession with the "substance", a loss of interest in other activities, an unmanageable lifestyle, potential... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Depression can be: Related to any number of factors. First, talk with your family doctor about your symptoms so that he can rule out other underlying medical issues suc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
It will: Likely reduce the effectiveness of the zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
A healthy lifestyle!: Take care of yourself now! get good sleep, good food, good work, good relaxation and good friends!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Pet Partners is one.: You might also check with your local veterinarian.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes!: Social anxiety can absolutely occur when you have lots of friends. Maybe the anxiety is around new experiences or new people.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
NO!: Talk to your doctor before making any adjustments in medications!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
There is no one: Answer for every patient. Some patients do well on one medication and some need many.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Exercise such as: Tai chi or yoga, deep breathing techniques, socializing with friends all can help. Add to that medications and your anxiety should get much better.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not exactly.: More often it is that you haven't found the right medication for you. And some people break down medications much more rapidly than others. Whatever... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Make an appointment: With a therapist in your area who can help you move past your past.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Perhaps the most: Important thing is to plan early. Talk with your family and see a lawyer to set up a power of attorney. Home health agencies can help and sitters ca... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
It doesn't!: But it sure looks different! in children, it appears to.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Only: If you are severally allergic (very rare) or in overdose. Most people do very well and have a much better life!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
That depends: On how much you have smoked over how long. Count on a month.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
In short, yes.: If you are suicidal, all states have provisions for emergency hospitalization for you to get the help you need.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
A personality : Disorder involves a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking and behaving no matter what the situation. This leads to significant problems and limitati... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Exactly that.: Using laxatives too often or for unintended uses such as weight loss. Abuse of laxatives causes other problems, so the person needs help. Have them ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The same way: As you would if you were not on them. Eating sensibly, sleeping well and getting daily exercise.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Most rehab programs: Will only accept voluntary patients, so the answer is, you can't send someone to rehab unless they want to go.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
There's not enough: Information to make a diagnosis. Why not see a local psychiatrist who can help you figure this out? You have nothing to loose and possibly so much t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Likely it's : The Ambien (zolpidem) preventing your bladder from waking you.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Psychiatrists: Specializing in the care of adolescents are child and adolescent psychiatrists.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
These medications: Are not usually used for anxiety and depression as they can increase anxiety.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Generally good.: Concerta is used for add while Prozac (fluoxetine) is used for depression. There is no contraindication to using them together.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
A psychiatrist is a : Medical doctor who went to medical school and then did additional training in psychiatry. A psychologist went to graduate school and obtained a phd.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Physical symptoms: Include sleep disturbance, either oversleeping or insomnia, appetite disturbance, either overeating or anorexia, and energy disturbance, either low en... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Certainly that level: Of anxiety is impacting your ability to function! but it's very hard to make a diagnosis without actually talking with you. Looking back, it seems y... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not that I am aware : Of. The major problem is in interpersonal relationships, so the hallmark of treatment is developing a more healthy relationship with a therapist and ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Get to an ER: Don't try to treat it yourself, get to an er.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
You will know: When you suddenly feel like your heart is beating out of your chest, like you can't breath and you are afraid you are going to die---all for no reason... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
I would not advise: It. The tattoo is not essential, your heart is! don't take the chance.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Careful!!: Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal. You need to be monitored by a physician, in the er or outpatient or in a detox.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Get help now!!: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist with experience in this area today!
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
It is possible : To fell better then feel not so good. That and not feeling well is why we sometimes use augmentation strategies.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Dementia: Is a syndrome of cognitive decline that effects a person's ability to function. Simple forgetfullness does not interfer with functioning. Hope this ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
It's not.: Antisocial personality disorder is an adult diagnosis. Prior to that, in childhood and adolescence, the diagnosis would be conduct disorder.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The only way to be: Sure is after death with examination by a pathologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The same way we all: Do. Sleep well, eat well, exercise regularly, socialize with friends, meditate, tai chi, soak in a hot tube. There are lots of ways to de- stress. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
What's wrong: Is the word "should". Not every pregnant person is happy and even if they are happy most of the time, we all have our ups and downs. Perhaps you are... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Treatment!: And the best treatment is a combination of medications and therapy. Make an appointment today.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not much.: A single pill of fluvoxamine or Luvox won't do much as it takes several weeks of consistently taking the medication to see improvement.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Both illnesses: Are "full blown" illnesses! in schizophrenia, psychotic symptoms a predominate. In schizoaffective disorder, both mood and psychotic symptom predomi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Make an appointment: With a therapist in your area who deals with this problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Huge!: Antidepressants work on neurotransmitter systems in the brain while add meds work on the reticular activating system.

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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!
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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