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Dr. Marc Zimmermann

Psychiatry
Metairie, LA
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baton Rouge, LA

Address

9270 Siegen Lane , Suite 402, Baton Rouge, LA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

922 Answers
460 Agrees
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
No: Marijuana appears to decrease mental acuity. Remember thc from marijuana is stored in the fatty tissues of the body and takes a considerable time to ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Feel better: Antidepressant medication is designed to elevate mood, that is to help you decrease symptoms of depression. It often takes several weeks before a pat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Drug feel good: People use ecstacy because it makes them feel good. When one feels good it offsets depression.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Sometimes: If your antidepressant is properly prescribed this is not a usual side effect of the medication. This medication, like other medications, must be tai... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Treatment: There is medication to decrease the symptoms. However, the cure is changing your perceptions and thoughts. This is usually done in psychotherapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: Current thinking is that sad is triggered by lack of direct sunlight. Staying indoors may contribute to this.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: Yes
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: Any drug tested for will show up on a drug test. If this drug is commonly abused in your area, it may be tested for.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Unlikely: The chances of this happening are extremely low. discuss this with your doctor and he may be able to calm your fears. To quote from a 2013 article i... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Ask dr.: Mirtazapine and Amatriptyline are usually used for depression and sleep. They are often helpful with anxiety. Ask your dr if your medication regimen... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Mental health: disorders have certain signs and symptoms. By talking to the patient, reviewing records, and gathering information from people who know the patient t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Get treatment: These symptoms could reflect one or more of several psychological and/or physical problems. I suggest that you contact a mental health professional o... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: The rule of thumb is that if a tablet is scored, it is safe to cut in half and will be effective. This is often done to save money as twice the dose ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Probably not: Prozac (Fluoxetine) takes up to six weeks to become effective in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety. After one week, it is not likely that you a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
?: Since this is a psychoactive, mood altering plant, I do not know if it is legal. Check with the D.E.A. or look on their website.
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Why: Insomnia is experienced by most people at one time in their life. Finding the cause will give you information as to the cure. Consult your primary c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Get evaluated: Depression can be normal or it can be an illness. The first step is to decide what yours is. Many things help with depression, which ever type it is... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Forever: is a long time. Depressive episodes can be lengthy. Are you under the care of a mental health professional, if not consider this.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Reality: Schizophrenia means a loss of contact with reality. If you read or saw "A beautiful mind" that would be an excellent example of paranoid schizophren... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Competency: Some patients are determined to not be legally competent to refuse medication. This is a legal decision. These individuals can be medicated to bring... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Probably not: Wllbutrin and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) both affect norepinephrin, but in different ways. If you are considering taking th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Treatable: This disorder is difficult to treat. this is probably because we do not understand it well. However, it is treatable with medication and psychothera... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Probably not: This is not one of the medications that are usually tested for. In most cases you will be asked about medications you take. If the medication is pre... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Mental Illness: Someone who is mentally ill does not process information as others do. Their behavior is not always logical or predictable.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Pharmacy: These medication require a prescription and are available at the pharmacy.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Lack of sleep makes: everything worse. It can affect you both physically and mentally. Consult your doctor. There are effective treatments for this problem. You do not... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Evaluation: This can occur from physical and/or mental conditions. have your primary care physician evaluate you physically. If all is good consult a mental hea... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Norepinephren: These substances increase the effect of norepinephren an excitatory brain chemical.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: This combination should be safe if taken as your doctor prescribes. These are both benzodiazapines. They may potentiate one another.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
OCD: It is in the class of SSRI. It is typically used to treat OCD.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: There should be no adverse interactions between alcohol and Prednisone. However, I do not know the condition for which you are taking it. I do wonde... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Doctor: Contact the doctor that is prescribing this for you and inform him/her of your reaction to an increased dose. S/he may adjust it or change the medica... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: You may have a form of anxiety. I suggest you contact a mental health professional to determine if this is something that needs to be addressed. The... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Depends: To answer this question one must know what medications you are taking, your physical status, your health history, your family health history and your ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
No: Antidepressants work with all levels of depression. They decrease the common symptoms of depression.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
No: The food and drug administration instructions recommends that one not use alcohol with antidepressant medication. Discuss this with your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Low weight: Weight below 85% of expected intense fear of gaining weight or being fat. Disturbance of body image. For women loss of normal menses. Talk t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: Without knowing which medications you are referring to, it is not possible to truly answer your question. In some instances it may cause problems and... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
It is difficult.: You do not give any reason for concern. This diagnosis has many symptoms, some of which are shared by other disorders and some of which may appear no... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, but talk to the pharmacist or your doctor if you have questions.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: Many of the b vitamins are necessary for proper nerve function. It might be good insurance. Vitamin b complex is relatively inexpensive. The worst ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Poor choice: You might be okay doing this, but your best choice is to wean off of this medication.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Probably: Always follow your doctors directions. This should be a safe combination, particularly if you are being followed on a regular basis by your doctor.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: Assuming this is four times the amount your doctor has prescribed, yes. How dangerous this is depends on may factors which you have not told me.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
This happens: The FDA does not require the same standards from generics that it does with trade names. In addition, there can be different fillers and binders so t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
2nd opinion: If the doctors who have examined you and reviewed your records don't have an answer you need to find another physician or clinic and get an independen... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Unlikely: While it is possible, it is unlikely after all this time. If your doctor cannot find the cause, ask him/her for a referral.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
16 days: The half life for Abilify (aripiprazole) is 75 hours, it will take 375 hours for it to be completely out of your system.
A male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: Anxiety often causes the tensing or spasming of muscles, particularly in the neck. If this continues or is particularly annoying, talk to your doctor... Read More

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Sep 15, 2013
I like his thoughtful approach to answering questions.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zimmermann answered my question quickly which gave me piece of mind. Thank you!! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower8
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zimmermann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I didn't know which were in the same class. Abilify stopped working & Seroquel had intolerable side effects. No wonder Latuda is working great. Thanks!!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Zimmermann for always answering my questions, you are always extremely helpful! Bradychardia is a condition I have. Going to talk to Dr.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm very concerned, as he sometimes also eats leaves from trees (he's mentally not ok imo). He's convinced he's ok and refuses to see a doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

CA School of Professional Psychology
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013
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