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Dr. Caroline Cribari

Psychiatry
Mountain View, CA
23 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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Topic of interest: Why don't you consider picking a topic of personal interest...Like psychiatry for female adolescents: treatment options (inpatient, residential, outpa... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
When tolerate it: Some people wake up with taking abilify (aripiprazole); whereas, some people get tired after taking abilify (aripiprazole). Try it mid-day and see wha... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Should NOT: Brain medications are designed to improve cognitive functioning and life functioning, particularly in the longrun. Some people develop side effects th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Close monitoring: Accutane has been associated with some patients developing depression and suicidal thinking. Past psychiatric history does not Prohibit you from treat... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Antihistamine: Diphenhydramine or doxyllamine suucinate 25-50mg at bedtime for sleep, also safe with bregnancy and breastfeeding.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Grumpy: There are numerous reasons why people may get grumpier as they age: pain, stress, illness, increased difficulty doing what they enjoy due to physical ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Talk with your MD: If the healthy suggestions for diet and exercise do not help you lose the weight, discuss possibly using a different medication other than abilify (ar... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
No, sorry: Metformin is not safe for weight loss. For losing weight, eat palm sized portion lean protein + complex carb every 3hr;3 tsp fat/oil/day, 4 fruits ;4v... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly: If your friend had an active lesion, you are much more likely to have caught the infection.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Possibly yes: Ssris, particularly id with fluoxetine, have been associated with jaw clenching, which can cause tooth, jaw, head, and neck pain and tension in the sa... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
.?ectopic pregnancy?: You might have an ectopic pregnancy(pregnancy/implantaion outside of the uterous), which can present with a missed period, abdominal pain, and nausea.... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Sorry, no: Only think that can lengthen your spine and keep you as tall as you can be, consider yoga. Yoga has been shown to lengthen the spine. And it has also ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Ear pressure: No. You need to find the technique that works for you to balance/equilibrate the pressurebehind and in front of your ear drums. Try pinching your nose... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Thyroid?: Go see your doctor and get a thorough evaluation physical exam, interview and labs. You possibly could have a thyroid abnormality, but there certainl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Anxiety Itself: Do you mean "voluntarily" to mean "on its own" or by your purposeful movement? At your age, the most likely cause of a lip "shaking" would be anxiety,... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Unlikely: As pregnancy initially only effects the uterus, which early in pregnancy is still lower, "hard" upper abdomen likely is due to another process. Take a... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: Experiences of feeling out of touch with reality, "derealization" can be related to different causes and can alter over very short or long time frames... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Ensure treatment: You certainly can become a physician and surgeon despite adhd, if you have the aptitude, work hard, and ensure you are on the treatment you need. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
De Quervain's?: There is a condition "de Quervain's disease" that results from inflammation in the wrist and thumb causing pain. This is associated with repetitive us... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Talk with doctor: It depends on the abnormalities. Make an appointment for your doctor to look at the ECG with you and discuss it with you!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Many Possibilities: First possibility is you are not eating what your body needs. Eat frequent, healthy, tasty small meals.Drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for fla... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Depends: Sometimes starting on an antidepressant or increasing the dose can increase anxiety. If it is not tolerable, call your doctor. Slow down on the dose i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
YES!AnyFormExercise: Your metabolism is like a fire. Fuel it regularly to maximize it. Eat palm sized portion of protein+complex carb every 2-3 hr, sprinkle 4 fruits+ 4-5 ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
No,New LifestyleWill: No, but creating a new lifestyle that you enjoy will:eat every3hr.Every 3hr:eat a palm-sized portion low fat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrwnrice, 1/2c b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Investigate DBT: There is a particular form of therapy that is very helpful to decrease the excessive drama in an individual's life: dialectic behavior therapy (dbt), ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
?? drops: I am not aware of a form of liquid clonazepam, so I do not know its concentration, if from outside of the us. As a result it is difficukt to advise. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Ask for certain med: You certainly may ask for a specific treatment and express all questions and concerns about treatment. Your psychiatrist will then answer all questio... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Klonopin/buspar: Klonopin (clonazepam) and Buspar (buspirone) work by different mechanisms in the brain to lower anxiety/arousal. Klonopin works by the neurotransmitte... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Irregular menses: As you stopped the pill 3 months ago, by this time, menses would be expected to have become regular, but all patient's bodies are unique. It also is ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Low Sex Drive: If due to medication (ssri-decreased sexual interest, arousal or orgasm), often wellbutrin (bupropion) is added to treat this side effect. Alternative... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
SAFETY FIRST: No! virtually all antidepressants increase serotonin in the brain, which also would occur with 5htp. If you were to take your antidepressant and 5ht... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Chew and spit: Yes. Chewing and spitting is the form of purging. Almost all eating disorders start with some form of restrictions intake. By chewing and spitting, ca... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Serotonin syndrome: It could land you in the hospital for serotonin syndrome. If you are considering overdosing, call 911 or go to your nearest emergwncy room! get treatm... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Binge eating: Binge eating is a result of a number of factors, the body's method of compensating for nutritional restriction combined with eating being used as a me... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
No. Weight loss: Your metabolism is like a fire. Fuel it regularly to maximize it. Eat palm sized portion of protein+complex carb every 2-3 hr, sprinkle 4 fruits+ 4-5 ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Very little: Only a couple of oz needed.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Hot/cold/pregnant: Pregnant women experience sudden and dramatic increases in estrogen and progesterone, as well as changes in the amount and function of a number of oth... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Depersonalization: In addition to dbt, dialectic behavioral therapy and hypnosis, which were used at stanford during my residency, now there is another intervention, pos... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Lumpy tender breasts: Breast pain and swelling can be caused by many things. Changes in estrogen and Progesterone levels can cause the breasts to feel more lumpy,  painful... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Toe wound: Ensure all glass pieces are out of the wound. If so, wash thoroughly daily. Then, place antibiotic ointment on the wound and cover with clean band aid... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Very Possibly: Purging/throwing up deprives us of important nutrients, **protein**, necessary for all cells and systems of our body to function properly. If you hav... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Seeing Ghosts: It will depend on if you were ill, intoxicated, effected by some toxin/med/exposure, or if you were just falling asleep or just waking up when the exp... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Mixing drugs: Mixing these drugs can be a safety risk. As well, if you inherited are biological vulnerability for bipolar illness, the combination can shift you int... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Aricept (donepezil): A few issues to address: confusion in elderly can be due to many, many causes and needs thorough evaluation. Alzheimer's dementia actually is still a ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Itchy & Restless: Generalized itchiness can be allergy to something external (lotion, etc) or inside (drug or food or illness), or anxiety. Keep record of itching & any... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Med hair loss: Antidepressants have been reported in case reports to both cause and benefit "alopecia", hair loss. In a very small double-blind, placebo-controlled ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
OCP and depression: Usually the androgen/progesterone component of the oral contraceptive medication increases depression, but the shifting levels of hormones also can de... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
OCP and depression: Usually the androgen/progesterone component of the oral contraceptive medication increases depression, but the shifting levels of hormones also can de... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
DID Resources: Do a web search with dissociative identity disorder + each of the following: nami.Org, mayoclinic.Org, aamft.Org, webmd.Com, ... Read More

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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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