Dr. Marc Zimmermann

Psychiatry
Metairie, LA
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baton Rouge, LA

Address

9270 Siegen Lane , Suite 402, Baton Rouge, LA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

922 Answers
460 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Various: Fluoxetine overdose typically results in a benign clinical course, with the most common symptoms being tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nausea, and vo... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: This method of treatment has bee found to be effective in some cases. The scientific literature in this field is not as rich as traditional psychiatr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Too complex: There probably is no one cause for this disorder. It appears to be psychological in nature which means the reason will be different for each person w... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
The same as everyone: Proper exercise, diet, rest and preventive health care.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Your primary care physician may not be an expert, but he/she certainly has a working knowledge of the problem. In addition, he/she can provide referr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It is possible: There are studies that indicate endep (amitriptyline) is useful in pain control. However, this is not the usual use of this medication. You should d... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Various: Typical side effects include: drowsiness, vomiting, uneven heart rate (arrhythmia), seizure, convulsions, irregular breathing, and priapism. In sever... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Various: The worst case would be serotonin syndrome, in which there may be mental changes such as hallucinations, labile blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
See below: Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose typically results in a benign clinical course, with the most common symptoms being tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nause... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Calms you: Oxazepam is a benzodiazepines, a mild sedative that depress the central nervous system and acts as a muscle relaxant. The drug works by amplifying the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Sometimes.: Clozapine works well for some, but not so well for others. It is a medication to be considered, but you should talk to your doctor about the various ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Uncommon: This is not one of the more common side effects. Indeed it is more likely that one will lose weight when taking this medication. However, some peopl... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Various: It is possible to overdose on cymbalta (duloxetine). The effects will vary depending on several factors, such as how much Cymbalta (duloxetine) was ta... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Common effects: •drowsiness •vomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nausea •dizziness •agitation •shakiness (tremor). •com... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Probably not: Usually this type of delay will not cause difficulty.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes adjustment disorders go into remission and sometimes they need professional help. There is no way to predict this.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: There are various possible reasons for this, including, but not limited to a general malaise, decreased energy, and a desire to avoid people.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Unsure: Most patients, men and women, are started on 10 mg. Per day. It is titrated on an individual basis.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Buprenorphine is a narcotic. It can pass into the breast milk and be passed to the baby. It is not recommended for lactating women.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Possibly: There is a possibility of seratonin syndrome when mixing trazodone and sertralin.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Possibly: All people have changes in mood. The difference between normal and bipolar is the frequency and/or extremes of mood changes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Desoxyn is methamphetamine hydrochloride.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Most people do not have the knowledge, skill, or resources to care for someone with dementia. Putting this person in a facility where they can get t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Unknown: If you are asking how long the medication lasts, the half-life is 72 hours. If you are asking about the overall treatment of depression, it can last ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Trazodone is the generic.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Various: Sleep cycles are sensitive to many different influences. These may be the food you eat, concern about something, weather, and sleep environment. Loo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Talk to someone: Addiction is difficult to overcome. Some are able to break addiction by themselves. Most need professional help. I suggest you discuss this with a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It is not wise.: Consult your prescribing physician about how to discontinue any medications you wish to stop taking.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
That depends: Your brain will need time to heal. This will vary with the amount drugs used and duration of the use. It can take up to two years abstinence for a c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Take their keys away: When trying to keep someone from driving under the influence, you are reasoning with someone who has impaired reasoning. If they cannot be reasoned w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
They don't. : I believe every state prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol. The issue is why do people not obey these laws.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Find the cause: Psychotherapy can help you find the cause of your fear and eliminate it. Contact a psychologist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Any mental health medication has the potential to cause anhedonia. However, this is usually one of the symptoms alleviated by fluoxetine.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: This fear or anxiety is amenable to a number of different therapies. Contact a psychologist who deals with anxiety.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Professional help: Ptsd is very individualized. Some people do not develop this even though others in a similar situation do. The most important component for remissio... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Brain Disorder: This is a rare central nervous system (brain) disorder in which the patient loses the ability to fall asleep. Prognosis is poor and the inability to s... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Clinical: psychology is the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Anhedonia is usually not total loss of pleasurable experiences.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Discontinuation: It is not uncommon for patients on this medication to discontinue.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
The risk is low.: This is a risk. However, the procedure is relatively safe. You should consult with the pediatrician or pediatric surgeon to learn the specifics of t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Both: are medical arts based on science. Psychology usually has more tools than psychiatry for the measurement of emotional factors or behaviors.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Take a test: There are several books and many self report tests that claim to calculate your wellness index. Look at a bookstore, talk to an insurance agent, or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: All of the conditions you mentioned can affect your heart. If you are suffering any of these consult your doctor for symptom relief. Psychotherapy m... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Both of these medications increase seratonin. If they are monitored by your doctor it is acceptable to use both at the same time. All of your physi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Even disposition: This medication is used to help even out moods. It should provide a steadier mood state.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Life threatening: Seratonin syndrme is caused by having too much seratonin. Symptoms include headache, agitation, hypomania, mental confusion, hallucinations, coma sh... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: The effects of Xanax (alprazolam) overdose are similar to alcohol intoxication.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
G.I. and others: Dry mouth (22%), constipation (6%), and nausea (2%) as well as vomiting, g.I discomfort, diarrhea, bitter taste, drowsiness (16%), dizziness (8%), and... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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