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Dr. TRUC DAO

Psychiatry
GARDEN GROVE, CA
38 years experience

Locations

Office

GARDEN GROVE

Address

13071 BROOKHURST ST, SUITE 180, GARDEN GROVE
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About

Bio

The experience of Medicine and Psychology and Psycho-pharmacology, besides Military Medicine, allow me to understand more about the patient and his-her problems, then to chose a more appropriate regimen of medications.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

233 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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you did not say where the pain is. Probably chest? how frequent? what triggers the pain? how long it last? T inverted shows suffering of heart muscle... Read More
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the doctor prescribing it for elders x3 years must lose his license. Only a doctor can help wean off and use other med that treat the cause of her iss... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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What disability???: Learn to be precise if you need help. Any physical disability results also in additional efforts for the brain to accomplish a day's work. All human ... Read More
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Akathisia restless: Restlessness might have occurred before use of anti-psychotics as being part of the syndrome of mental disease, along with anxiety, high state of aler... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Fetal echo: Fetal echo is done usually by the 4th month. Miscarriage usually occur before the third month, usually due to genetic anomaly. Natural selection would... Read More
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Weak stream: If you are above 50, this may mean big prostate that presses and squeezed the ureter shut. Or if young, it can be a prostate infection and urine infec... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Alcohol as a poison: Alcohol becomes a poison if a man drinks more than 2 beers/day or woman >1b/d. One day of drinking rarely kills as the body can only absorb so much a ... Read More
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Allergy: Allergy reaction can be systemic [whole body reaction] with the law of "none or all", to any allergen, whether peanut, penicillin, milk, bee-sting, je... Read More
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Depression and drugs: The gene and toxic environment (people grow up into) together make people anxious ++ and depressed +++> that pushes people to look for drugs to sooth... Read More
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Female ED: No lubrification and no swelling genitals.
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Lump after biopsy?: If the biopsy was well done with the minimal risk of error, and the result was normal ( no cancer) then the lump may simply be an internal scar. Some ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Virus vs anxiety: Anxiety last a long time (weeks-months) and can cause a vicious cycle of damages, while a viral infection is self limited in time ( days to a week max... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Hep A: Hep a is usually self limiting. It very very very rarely cause damages in normally healthy people with normal immune system. If your liver is already ... Read More
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Skin cancer?: If it is new, and grows fast, and the border is very irregular, the surface color can be not uniform (black-red-black, or just dark black..), then it ... Read More
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Alcohol xanax (alprazolam): A good doctor does not prescribe xanax (alprazolam) to people that drink, no matter how much. Once an addict, always an addict, and doctors do not agg... Read More
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Thirsty with soda: Diet soda has the chemical that replace sugar. Coffee in soda ( if you only drink soda instead of water) about 6-7 cups a day in soda or maybe even mo... Read More
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Alcohol and SVT: Alcohol is known to damage the conduction system of the heart and cause all kinds of arrythmia. Svt is caused by an anomaly of that system. Alcohol su... Read More
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Depression and weigh: Some people are more sensitive to weight side effects than others. All antidepressants can cause weight gain. Even if a patient improves a lot but als... Read More
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Walk to loose weight: Walking 1h/d 5d/w loose 15.Lb/y eating the same way. I run mountain 15 degrees elevation 5-7miles/d and 13miles weekend day 4-5d/w hot 105 or cold 32 ... Read More
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PTSD depresion: Wrong! ptsd not always accompanied by depression, though depression frequently comes along or may precede or follows. People with already a mental iss... Read More
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Ppd depression: Yes if it is beyond the usual duration of ppd. Treatment is the same but more important as it involves the life and wellbeing of the child. Environmen... Read More
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ADHD food to avoid: Sweets ! and caffeinated drinks [coke, pepsi, mountain dew] that stimulate those kids.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Kava kava Xanax (alprazolam): No. No natural nutrient can replace such a powerful med. There are very good meds to use against withdrawal from any benzodiazepine. For any addictive... Read More
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Arm chest pain: Can be both! if pressure on chest trigger same pain then it is the chest wall and not the organs inside (bird cage is rusty but bird is well). All org... Read More
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Chamomille: It only helps if you have a mild sleep problem. If you are depressed, it may not help for very long as short sleep is a major symptom of depression. H... Read More
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Carb monoxide: Oil burning leaves much more cm than gaz is it does not burn as totally as gaz.
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Ulcer booze: Blunt answer to you = ulcer is deadly complication from drinking. Stop drinking is only way out.
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Chronic fatigue: Fatigue never as a only one symptom if of long duration. Part of "depression", "chronic fatigue syndrome", "hypothyroid". Search the web for each abov... Read More
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Fatigue on the road: 8000miles, how many days? How many hours drive/day? How much coffee daily? Good food to support long drive 9fruits +++ fibers ++)? No matter the dista... Read More
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Alcohol poisoning: If the total amount accumulated is such that it overwhelm the body capacity to digest it, consequences can last days or kill acutely.
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Initiate sleep: Good sleep hygiene = relax properly 30mn before sleep, not engage in hi-brain stimulation activities shortly before (gaming for hours, bright light in... Read More
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Beer blocs tricor (fenofibrate): Alcohol cause increased tg, preventing tricor (fenofibrate) from working. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
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Always think of sex: How old are you? Male? Female? Women at 40yo or above can still make love daily if happily married. But to think about sex al times and doing it can b... Read More
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Alcohol: Periodic? How frequent? And how much at a time? Even binge 5 beers in weekends is alcoholism with severe long term personal and familial consequences.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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AAA 10cm: Not heard of 10cm, must be a very lucky person to be alive till then, as surgery is indicated when it reaches above 4.5cm diameter.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Unhappy environment: Kids need to witness love + good communications + forgiveness so they can grow up in harmony and be healthy physically and mentally. If they only in t... Read More
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Pain after swallow: Pill stuck in the esophagus triggering spasm of esophagus. No sensory nerve inside body to tell precisely which organ is hurt but functional symptoms ... Read More
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Xanax (alprazolam): Is a fast acting and short acting (few hours only), only treat symptoms. It never treat any problem to the root cause of the problems. Thus is very ad... Read More
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Drug withdraawal: Depends on the power of the drug, and the duration of time talking it + amount consumed in a certain of time (daily quantity, usually) and your state ... Read More
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Aneurysm repair: At that age, the risk of death is extremely high, as the body does not only have aneurysm but other vascular problem accumulated with life and the ca... Read More
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Aneurysm + eating : Abd aneurysm occur by the late 40s while eating disorder happen mainly to young people, late teens to young adults. No relationship.
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Carbon monoxyde: It clings onto blood and prevents oxygen from feeding the body needs, accumulation kills. Camper shells traps it int higher concentrations to accelera... Read More
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Aneurysm symptom: It is usually detected by examination of the abdomen and auscultation: we can feel the size manually and hear the murmur of the circulation in an enla... Read More
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Anemic: Treat the cause of anemia. Many different causes lead to different kinds of anemia and very different types of treatment.
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PTSD mild: Mild or severe relies on consequences on life and severity of symptoms.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Ppd: Yes if it is short lasting without consequence and mother receives good support. If mother is known with long lasting depression, then it is not PPD b... Read More
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Chest pain to arm: Can be a typical heart attack that irradiates to the jaw and then left arm mainly (not right arm) then can at times extend till the left wrist area to... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Fiber 4 weight loss: Food rich in fiber usually taste less good then others. Starting with good motivations for weight loss helps. Nuts had good fibers and rich in protein... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Cancer weight loss: We always try primarily to rule out cancer in any case of unexplained weight loss, not only colon. Once we rule out cancer, any other cause will not b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Meds loss libido: If you had libido then lost due to antidepressant(s), wellbutrin (bupropion) may at times help restore desire or orgasm or any sexual disturbances. If... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. DAO is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. DAO is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for answering this question. In this topic, your answer was more meaningful and helpful than the rest. You are a great doctor!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm always impressed to hear the eastern tricks mentioned in the western society, thank you for weighing in.
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Good. Answer. I. Had a family member who was addicted to valuim all his life. Destroyed him. Was never there emotional or physically.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Psychiatrist, Third Place, California - Spring
2015
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