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Dr. Padmini Atri

Psychiatry
Washington, DC
42 years experience

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Medical education from India.1964. Residency in psychiatry from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA. 1979 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training from Virginia Treatment Center for Children. 1981 Taught Human Anatomy to Medical students for 11 years. Has a diplomat in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Child, adolescent and adult psychiatry practice from 1980 to now. Has received best teacher's award in 1989 and 1990 from Residents in Psychiatry. Patients' Choice award in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

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Psychiatry

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English

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmini Atri
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Good or bad?: Schizophrenia is not good or bad. One is born with the trait and environmental factors and growing up allows it to express when it manifests itself with symptoms and signs. There is no reason to judge good or bad. One is born with it and learns to cope and live with the help of medications and psycho-social support.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmini Atri
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No it is not bad.: Mild tic occurs in some when add is treated with adderral. Mild condition is not. Bad. One can discontinue and use other add medication can be used without resulting in tic disorder. If it becomes moderate or sever then even after Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is discontinued tic may not disappear .Once the tic becomes a separate condition it responds to haloperidol or any other neuroleptics.Alt non stimulants for ad.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padmini Atri
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Dreams road to UNC: Dreams represents repressed unconscious emotions. They can have different levels of interpretation. Dream is like a play where the setting, director, actors and actresses are created by the dreamer. It also represents a way to express the anxiety, fear and wishes. Hence it can be understood only by the dreamer with the help of a therapist who is good at it.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Atri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Atri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

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Graduated 1979MD
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