Dr. Paul Pancner

Clinical Psychology
Fort Wayne, IN
20 years experience male

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Upon graduating with my Bachelor degree in 1985, I began working in this field. I primarily worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit until I completed my Master's degree. I then primarily worked an outpatient setting while working on and completing my Doctorate in clinical psychologyDespite spe ializing in ADHD, . I work with children, adolescence, and adults with various issues or problems.

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Clinical Psychology

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Cautiously: Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. Consequently, you need to be cautious about respiratory depression. Please... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Lithium level: Assuming the dose is correct, about 5 days after starting the medication. Lithium levels can be obtained in order to determine whether a therapeutic l... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
What they do: Not all pbysicisns are the same, but most want to help their patients. Our society is such that we want an immediate and easy fix to a problem.Insuran... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Blocked memory: Yes it's quite possible and not too uncommon. However, bear in mind that all of us have limited recollection of our childhood regardless of whether th... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
No meds: Part of the exclusion criteria for the military is whether you are currently taking psychotropic meds. If so, you won't get in. Once you are in, that'... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Types of adhd: No. A person can have adhd withou hyperactivity. There are a number of different types of adhd. These are: predominantly inattentive type, pred hypera... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib e... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Don't really know: The actual cause of adhd is really unknown. Spect scans have been able to show abnormalities in the frontal lobe of those with adhd, but this doesn't ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Safe: Safe is such a relative term. Whenever taking multiple meds you run the risk of interactions or side effects. With that being said, realize that Effex... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Obsess not compulsiv: I think you are asking if you can be diagnosed with ocd, bit not have the compulsive ritualistic behaviors. This would leave you obsessive thinking, a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Studies: There has been considerable amount of research done addressing the hereditary aspect of adhd. The research suggests there is a strong hereditary compo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Very: To expand on ehat wss previously submitted, counsrling can be very effective for treating depression. Research has shown cognitive-behavioral therapy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Severity: In a nutshell, bipolar i is more severe than bipolar ii. Bpi experiences full-blown mania with generally some loss of contact with reality, mood swing... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Hypomania: Is less intense than full-blown mania. Characterized as increased energy, excitability or agitation, increased productivity and creativity, less need ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Ocd?: It can be a number of things, such as a mannerism, a habit, an expression of anxiety or stress or compulsive behavior. One thing to consider is whethe... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Side effects: The most commonly experienced include fine hand tremor, metallic taste in mouth, headache-mild, nausea, dirrehea and dizziness. Although not exclusive... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Sort of: I don't know of any studies indicating potential interactions when using the two. However, most people who are trying to quit smoking report that alco... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Luvox (fluvoxamine) and anxiety: Luvox is an ssri antidepressant and is in the same classification as prozax, zoloft, Celexa and lexapro (escitalopram). It's niche, so to speak, is to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Spoiling: It's not uncommon for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren. Hoever, if the grandparents are doing this to excess or to the degree that your child... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
St. John's wort: St. Johns wort has been shown to be beneficial in treating milder forms of depression. It is not too effective with moderate to severe forms. Due to h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Solution: Research indicates that best way to eliminate phobias is through behavioral desensitization where you gradually expose yourself repeatedly to the fear... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Access to meds: I assume you are referring to accessing your own prescription meds and that you have educated your teen regarding the dangers. The best way is to purc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Difficult to answer: First, the mental d/o is not contagious. Second, livibg with someone with a mental d/o can be very difficult. Whether others are affected by the illne... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Fault?: I am not sure that anyone is to blame per se, unless you are talking about heredity and your mother has OCD herself. Ocd is a type of anxiety disordsr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Common ocd: Common rituals include number counting, such as having to take 10 sreps before going to bed, having to have an even number with whatever you do-pumpin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Should i go or: As long as you have had a thorough medical workup, including an ekg to rule-out possible cardiac difficulties, it is not necessary to present to an er... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Yikes!!: Taking too much of a benzodiazepine, such as lorazepam, cabe be very dangerous and even fatal. It's a CNS depressant and taking too much can lead to r... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Open up: Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Reaction to rituals: I think you are asking whether the rituals can lead to frustration. The answer to this is yes, especially if you recognize that thr riual is inecessar... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
How long: You will realize the sedating properties of the med the first night; however, the antidepressant properties will probably not be felt for 2 to 4 weeks... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Problematic: It could be depending on tge dose and how frequently you use them. If you have been using them daily for a year, chances are that you are physically d... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Unlikely: Sad occurs in more frequency as you get farther from the equator and typically occurs during those months that daylight becomes shorter. It is believe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Absolutely: For whatever reason, sleep and sleep deprivation are areas that have had a lot of attention in research. Sleep seems to be the brain's system of rejuv... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Which med: None of the adhd medications standout as being particularly better than the other in terms of improving forgetfulness or memory problems. What seems t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Certainly: The answer to your question is simply yes. Most opiates, such as hydrocodone, can have these side effects, as well as numerous others.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Disorders: Yes, even the mild forms of these conditions are disorders. They aren't caused necessarily by a different or unique way of thinking.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Still theory: It is believed that by affecting certain neurochemical levels in the brain that normal emotional levels will be obtained. The 3 neurotransmitters that... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Seek help: The best thing you can do is seek professional help. It sounds like you could benefit from both a therapist and a psychiatrist. It would be ideal if y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Yep: Klonopin's half-life tends to long , compared with other benzodiazepines, which i believe is 18+ hours. Regardless, benzos can be detected 24 hours af... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Potential: It's possible, but keep in mind that any medication has a list of potential side effects. This list does not mean that you will experience those side ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): In a nutshell, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a revamped version of Effexor and Effexor xr, although the delivery system is different. Pristiq (desvenlaf... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Expect no different: If you take high doses (or even low doses) of either medication, it would not be uncommon for you to feel groggy. Both are benzodiazepines and are cen... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Head shape: Unless you experienced head trauma and brain injury resulting in your sloping forehead, the answer is no. Studies have not shown a link between the sh... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Lithobid (lithium carbonate) vs lithium: Aalthough comprised of the same medication, lithobid (lithium carbonate) is time-released; whereby lithium is not. Both are equally edfective, but the... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Cbt and desensitazat: Although the two are similiar, irrational fears and phobias do differ. Irrarional fears are thoughts that may cause you to worry about a situation or ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Want to forget: I'm not so sure you can consciously suppress memories for the act of trying to suppress them will invariably keep them in the forefront of your mind. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Most Common: In my clinical experience, the most commonly reportrd are a 10 to 15 poind weight gaiin, sedation and next day somnolence. Interesting enough, the hig... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): It generally takes higher doses of ssri's to treat ocd, such as 60 to 80mg of prozac (fluoxetine). Are you asking whether prozac (fluoxetine) can caus... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Benzo long term: At one point, 1970's and earlier, benzo's (e.g. xanax, (alprazolam) Valium, klonopin) were the treatment of choice. As time progressed, it was discove... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Treat bipolar: Mood stabilizing medications are most commonly prescribed for the treatment of bipolar. These include lithium, some anticonvulsants such as depakote, ... Read More
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Dr. Dave Burns
Oct 31, 2013
Highly recommended and enthusiastic to helping his clients-Dave
Oct 17, 2013
Very knowledgeable. Great answers. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pancner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! With FMS i have nearly all of major D symptoms. Barely hanging on, at least i know this is common
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Hit the nail on the head, I've been suffering with major dep for the last 4yrs, I didn't tell anyone until 3 days ago & have started fluox
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Thank you Dr. I will surely discuss this with my Dr. Thank u for a quick response, its always nice to get that second opinion.

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Medical/Graduate school

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Graduated 2003MD
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