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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton

Psychiatry
Roseville, CA
32 years experience male

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Roseville, CA

Address

729 Sunrise Ave, Suite 611, Roseville, CA
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Bio

I received my PhD in Neuropharmacology from The Chicago Medical School in 1986 and my MD in 1989. I completed my Residency in Psychiatry at UCLA and my Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at The University of Colorado. I have been in Private Practice in Northern California since 1994 specializing in the medication management of Psychiatric Disorders. I am a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist.

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Psychiatry

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 32 years experience
YES: Research indicates that up to 25% of untreated adhd patients can develop depression. The chronic stress associated with the symptoms of adhd can lead to depression.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Not really: There is some thought that seasonal affective disorder is a variant of bipolar disorder. Light therapy can be effective food those who experience depression during the fall and winter. Outside of that, it would have no benefit.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Difficult: Irritability is an indicator of bpd. Depression, irritability, grandiosity, aggression, dyssomnia, euphoria, excessive anger, cycling, are typical bpd symptoms. Adhd hasnt these. But impulsive add behavior can emulate them. Some docs see a blurred border between the two conditions. They also occur together frequently. These comorbidities are best managed by developmental doc or psychiatrist.

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Jan 7, 2013
Highly recommend to anyone with children that have adhd, or other behavioral issues that may need to be addressed that are still undiagnosed. Has been a godsend for my family, I have a daughter with ...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Clopton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Clopton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your response and for your concern. Maybe ruminating was a bad choice of words. I basically work to overcome my fear of death and set it in its proper place; this is made difficult by socia...Read More
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Had trouble with Cymbalta. I also take 50-100mg of Ultram. Not sure how Prozac/Ultram work together, but I know at higher doses I could risk Serotonin Syndrome. Had episode after 10 days Cymbalta - co...Read More
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I've been considering medical mj for my depression and possible PTSD from an abusive childhood ... =0/

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Chicago Medical School
Graduated 1989MD
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