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Dr. Caroline Cribari

Psychiatry
Mountain View, CA
25 years experience female

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Dr. Caroline Cribari received her M.D. and Ph.D.in neurobiology and anatomy, from the University ofRochester School ofMedicine in 1998. She completed her combined medicine/neurology/psychiatry internship & psychiatry residency at Stanford University Medical Center in 2002. She has worked in private practice; in hospital practice; as a clinical administrator; as a developer and director of clinical programs & health centers; as a clinical consultant; and as a clinical instructor to physicians, to mental healthcare professionals and adjunctive healthcare clinicians. She has specialty training and certification in repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) by the first company to develop and receive FDA approval for rTMS, Neuronetics as well as rTMS certification training by the International Society for ECT and Neuromodulation. She is a speaker for Postpartum Support International (PSI) and for AssureX/GeneSight pharmacogenomic testing company for personalized medical treatment. Specialized training & experience in: -repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -Grief Therapy -Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Identification & Treatment -Eating Disorders Identification and Treatment -Using genetic tests to direct medication choices in treatment

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Psychiatry

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get treatment: If you want treatment for depression or anxiety, for which antidepressants are used, you need to provide your complete history of illness and treatmen... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pain from sex: No. If you still have pain and a "tear", it would be a good idea to call and see your doctor early in the week, when mutually possible, to get evaluat... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Risperdal & seizure: Risperdal is associated with increased risk for seizures. This is a concern if you have an underlying seizure disorder, which is possible, as you take... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fear: Persistent fears can represent many things, triggered by experiences someone has had, heard about, read about, or seen in dream(s) or movies. If your ... Read More
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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Menses and Mood: Many women's moods are dysregulated by hormone changes. As estrogen changes, serotonin changes. Keep a chart: mood (describe and rate), life events, s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pills for depression: Your mom sounds like she cares & needs to learn about current treatments (incl meds) for depression. The only way they could make you "insane" is if ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antidepressants: Anti-depressants are not just band-aids. Ssris/snris have been shown not only to help the brain function more normally, but also to increase the size ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tremor: Some medications can trigger development of tremor, which usually resolves shortly after stopping the medication. Rarely, tremor can persist longer. Y... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Findinga psychMD: To find a psychiatrist who will treat your mother and be a good match... Get names of psychiatrists (geriatric psychmd if mom is 65+) from: her insura... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Panic attack: A classic symptom of panic attacks is to wake up from sleep with a panic attack. Often the attacks appear to have no trigger, but the underlying dysre... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If so, call your MD: L-methylfolate (deplin) increases all neurotransmitters of the brain. As such, theoretically, it can cause many potential reactions in the body. If y... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: During your teen years, the menstrual cycle takes time to become regular. If you have already become regular and this is a change for you, please call... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Skip 'sugar pils': Many women can skip the hormone changes and resulting bleeding aspect of a menstrual cycle (for a special event) by skipping the 'sugar pills' that ar... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Self harm: Hopefully, your doctor will understand self harm is the best coping skill you have right now, and s/he will follow up by assessing for topical infecti... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Itching: Itching (pruritus) can be caused by: skin conditions, internal/systemiic diseases, drug reactions, skin/topical irritant exposure; nerve disorders; an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
?Problems?: I am not sure what problems you are referring. If weight is lost too rapidly or through restriction, many problems can occur: mentally & physically. S... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What can I take?: Although in low doses seroquel (quetiapine) and Concerta are safely taken on the same day, recommendations for what you should take need to be made by... Read More
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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
TEEN Depression: Frequently, it presents with isolation, change in behavior from teen's baseline, difficulties in school, irritability, change in sleep patterns (+/-),... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
NONE ARE SAFE: All diet pills are extremely risky.Not only can they dysregulate your metabolic system and your stress response system, thereby increasing the risk fo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Crystal meth: Illicit drug use can cause damage at any time during its use, whether the first time or the 100th time. As it is unpredictable, the best idea is to av... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Anxiety relief : The most common cause of anxiety in public is "social anxiety", relating to fears of negative judgement by others + dysregulated stress response. Aro... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fat loss everywhere: When someone loses weight, shape change patterns vary person to person, but if weight is lost slowly (max 3lb/week) using a well-balanced diet, then a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Anxiety disorders: Ptsd actually is an anxiety disorder. Currently identified anxiety disorders include: ptsd, general anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, p... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: A low potassium (hypokalemia) level can result in the mental symptoms of confusion, which might be experienced initially as "wierd". Hypokalemia-indu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Erratic: They can be agitated, irritable, happy, disoriented, paranoid, manic-like or other mental and behavioral states. Meth is a nasty drug to the brain, he... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
NO: "pooping water" is diarrhea. This indicates you are losing fluid, nutrients, and electrolytes. Any weight lost by this matter will be regained rapidly... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Heart: Heart disease and heart attacks can present symptoms very differently in women than in men.
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A female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Call 911 or go to ER: If you are having a hard time keeping yourself safe from self harm, this is the time when it is absolutely and beyond a question of doubt the time to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very different: Zoloft acts via serotonin in the brain, whereas wellbutrin (bupropion) acts primarily via Dopamine & secondarily buy serotonin. As a result, they affe... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lithium: Be sure to discuss lithium, data show: it saves bipolar lives & reduces bipolar alzheimer's dementia risk.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
30-60mg/day: Work closely with your md, as increasing too rapidly can make you unsteady, dizzy. Buspar (buspirone) can be started 5-10mg 2-3x a day and increased b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Memory: Memory is complex. It involves the initial registration of the information (taking it in), storage, & retrieval of the stored information. If you have... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone) side effect?: Potential side effects with geodon/ziprasidone and other atypical neuroleptics include muscle stiffness and spasm. This type of reaction does not go a... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
See your doc: It is vital to have a thorough evaluation by your primary care physician to rule out any problems in general and specifically with your heart. Only th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible.: Swollen tissue indicates irritation and possible infection. Depending on how tender, swollen the uvula is, you might consider seeing your doc for a th... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Different conditions originating from physical illnesses/disorders ithat originate "above or below the neck" can lead to your combination of symptoms.... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dosing: Talk with your doctor about dosing twice a day, if you already are maxed on am dosing.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ignore: Instead of etoh, binge or anger: take a walk, laugh, call a friend, listen to music, sing a song!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Try: Try tasty zero glycemic index sweeteners including "zero" and agave light syrup(made from cactus).
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The: The depression prevention, hypertension management, ; bone maintenance benefits of hormone treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Keep Private: Community health services, such as planned parenthood, provide confidential primary care for patients. If you have insurance with your parents and see... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Strength: Strength training at home as a busy mom: lifting baby, stroller, baby bag; it all works!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lithium benefits: Lithium can provide protection from neurodegeneration=degredation and death of nerves even associated with mood illness as well as related with aging!... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
See plastic surgeon: It depends on many factors: e.g. Your age & genetics, the amt of weight lost, and rapidity of the weight loss. A small amt of weight might respond to... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
RISK: bad baby brain: Studies have indicated thc exposure in infants through breastmilk can change the baby's brain development! ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
SEE MD TODAY: This could be angina, chest pain and referred pain to the left shoulder/left scapular area and sensations traveling down left arm. If this is the case... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
DBT: An excellent treatment for chronic fear of abandonment with associated symptoms of chronic emptiness, fluctuations in mood and turbulent relationships... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: No, actually psych meds have been shown to both protect and heal brain damage related to stress and aging. Ssris increase hippocampal volume, thereby ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Decrease: Decrease stress. Exhale 8 x long & slow every time you sit down. Daily exercise. Deep relaxation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: No one person or opportunity can make or break you or your life except you.
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Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Cribari provides informative, caring, and accessible answers, and is a great resource here on HealthTap. I enjoy reading her posts, and highly recommend her.
Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Cribari has many well-written answers on emotional symptoms, psychiatric medications, plus also other topics as well... a great resource to look into.
Sep 15, 2013
Excellent answers and caring comments. Dr. Cribari is highly recommended!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! it really make sense, afterall everything is moving inside body, and whatever part having problem linked with other part f the body Thanks// ..vj..
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This made me feel good. Thanks! This isn't my first pregnancy but it's my first high risk pregnancy so I've been a little worried
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much..i thought it was something else.yes i mean voluntarily on its own

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

Awards

10/2013 Featured in The Leading Physicians of the World Publication
9/5/2013 “Top Psychiatrist” in Mountain View Award
9/2013 “Top Doctor” Award: Top Psychiatrist in California & in San Jose Region

Affiliations

Postpartum Support International
Marce Society
Clinical Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Society

Publications

Happy Mom, Healthy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
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