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Dr. Paul Pancner

Clinical Psychology
Fort Wayne, IN
19 years experience male

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Fort Wayne, IN

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2805 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN
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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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128 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Benzo: It is beat that you consult with your physician regarding a tapering dose of Valium. Reducing too quickly puts you at risk for withdrawal symptoms and... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Cardiac workup neede: It is possible that anxiety or panic disorder can cause these symptoms; however, I would strongly recommend that you get a cardiac workup before assum... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion): The reason you need to take buproprion in the morning is that this medication tends to be activating and cause difficulties with falling asleep
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Blocking: The theory is that due to some trauma experienced in the past, the mind is unable to cope with it. Consequently, the mind blocks or supresses those me... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Theories: There are a number of theories. Psychological theory would suggest some secondary gain (e.g., attention, control, avoidance). Physiological theory wou... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
No: Is an increase in desire/drive or a preoccupation with sex. May exhibit as thoughts, sexual comments or sexual behavior. It is an increase from that p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Shop around: The most important aspect in purchazing a light therapy lamp for sad is to make sure that it emits 10, 000 lux wavelength light band. There are some c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Hypomania to mania: I'm not sure why you would want to advance the severity of bipolar d/o and i'm not sure that you can self-induce this type of mood state (drug use exc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Affect: Affect generally pertains to body language conveyed through facial expression, although it is also the root word in the term affe tive disorder, which... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
More specifics: There are numerous causes attributed to lowered sex drive, including physical, psychological, stress levels, medication, medication interactions, rela... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Lithium Toxicity or: Since the average dose is 900mg to 1500mg, taking 3000mg will undoutedly result in lithium toxicity, which is characterized by some nasty characterist... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Relaxation: Guided imagry is used as a relaxation technique to help people cope with stress, reduce anziety and assist with chronic pain. It requires having someo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disord... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Phobias: Fear of: germs, confined spaces, elevators, heights, flting, spiders, embarrassment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Alcohol: Antabuse (disulfiram) is prescribed to individuals with alcohol problems and is an attempt to stop someone from drinking by inducing a negative reacti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Anxiety related: In my clinical experience, kleptomania seems to be loosely connected with obsessive compulsive disorder in that the individual feels a strong compulsi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Cautiously: Unfortunately there remains a lot of stigma out there pertaining to mental disorders and unless your boss also has anxiety or or is knowledgeable in t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Tests don't diagnose: Psych tests do not diagnose anything. The results are helpful in sunstantiating a mental disorder or identifying the possibilty of one.A a thoeough cl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Alcoholism: It isn't the quantity of how much alcohol you drink that defines whether you are alcoholic, but rather what happens when you do drink. Alcoholism is a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox is a ssri antidepressant and is in the same class as prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) Celexa and lexapro. It can be prescribed for depression... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Treatment can help: You don't have to through life dep and anx. I would recommend finding a good therapist in the area. I have a number of clients that also pick at their... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Types: Diagnostically, there is adjustment d/o, dep; seasonal affective d/o; dysthymic d/o; and major deression of which there are a number of subtypes. Cycl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Inattentive adhd: Treatment varies depending on severity. For moderate to severe, there are a number of medicatin options available, both stimulant and non-stimulate. I... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Safe?: Both medications are classified as a benzodiazepine and are anti-anxiety meds. As such, both are potentially habit forming and can be a med of abuse. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Possibly: One of the potential side effects caused by flouxetine can be emotional numbing or flattening. In a sense, people may not feel excited about things an... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Both: Pediophilia is listed as a mental disorder in the diagnostic ANS statistical manual 34th ed (dsm IV tr). It is also illegal activity and considered a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Dep and eating d/o: Although a loss of appetite can be a symptom of major depression, it does not cause anorexia nervosa or bulemia. Conversely, it is not uncommon to see... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Not a good idea: I'm not sure why you would. Both are in the same classification of meds, namely benzodiazepines. Both are central nerve system depressants and similar... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Not the first: Although more commonly seen with remeron, zoloft and any ssri antidepressant can cause weight gain. In general, a 10 to 15lb weight gain is reported b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Depends: Tough question. I think it depends on a number of factors, such as your religious and moral convictions, whether it was consensual or whether you coer... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
That's the claim: Although i don't have a lot of clinical experience with empower+, I do have some. A few clients attempted to use this product and discontinued their m... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Medication: It is a name describing a category of medications, namely antipsychotics. These are prescribed for people experiencing hallucinations and/or delusions... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Weed: I have seen numerous clients over the years who swear the benefits of marijuana and how safe it is to use. Conversly, I have seen more clients that sw... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Depends: Some do and some don't. It all depends on your mental health benefits and whether you havd any. Your best bet is to call the 800 number on the back o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Talk to your doctor: First, it is not a good idea to flush meds down the toilet due to filtration and sanitation concerns. It is best to have your physician's office, phar... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Lights out: It could stem from many things. Perhaps it is compulsive behavior as seen in ocd. Perhaps she is a conservationist and prefers not to waste electricit... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
In addition, : True. Elavil (amitriptyline) is not used as antidepressant that often anymore. As a tricyclic, therapeutic doses leads to problematic sidd effects (e.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Tolerability: As with any medication, there are potential side effects that a small percentage of people may experience. Similiar to other ssri's, headaches, daytim... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Alcohol diet: Alcohol is high in sugar and simply put, it makes it much more difficult to lose weight and continue to drink alcohol. Calories are probably not the b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Considerable: Although Depakote and lithium are both prescribed and are effective for the treatment of bipolar d/o, they do differ.Depakote is actually an anticonv... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Perhaps: You should consider some of the non-stimlate medications, such ad strattera, (atomoxetine) Intuniv or kapvay...to name a few
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Side effects: Unfortunately, delayed ejaculation or suppressed libido is a common side effect of most SSRI antidepressants particularliry in males. Although delayed... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Self esteem: Jealousy is often fueled by low self esteem, insecurity or past relationships that negatively influenced your ability to trust others. On the surface,... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 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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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.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Graduated 2003MD
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