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Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina

Psychiatry
Ehrenberg, AZ
18 years experience male

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Bio

As a Libra/Scorpio cusp I felt I was always intrigued by not only medicine but also psychiatry, which I felt gave me the requisite medical training that could give me the ability to help people physically and bask in the rewards offered by the level of creativity afforded by psychiatry. I'm also a polyglot, having to move around the world growing up a lot - though it didn't make me "cool," I learned to speak 5 languages out of it, which I only appreciated later, and am thankful to my parents for.

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Sometimes: It's possible to see changes on mri, but the research on what that means in terms of patient care is not fully determined. Usually most mental illness... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Getting history: In order for a psychologist or psychiatrist to provide the most optimal treatment for you, you should fill out forms about your problems as the way yo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
B/n 3.9-5.5%: Here is a link on a study done on rls: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12127170 rls is more common in women than men (hence the range). The stanf... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Prevention is key: While Clonazepam can be helpful in short-term control of panic attacks, the literature shows that being on a drug in the ssri class, taken daily wheth... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
If worried get test: Asperger's - whose definition and/or name may be changing with the introduction of the dsm v, ostensibly sometime in 2013, though this could change - ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Mostly okay: The citalopram (at a tiny dose) was probably prescribed to prevent the frequency of panic attacks in the future, and Clonazepam for the short-term. Cy... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Potentially: There is a condition - hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating - that is heritable and can cause sweaty palms. A ucla study revealed that parents with sw... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
See both specialties: These episodes of blocking and being unable to speak or complete tasks could be either neurological or psychiatric. Both specialties have to train in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Differently: It is thought Provigil was developed as an alternative to narcotic stimulants. It works on a different set of receptors in your brain that control the... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Dosage?: Are you on 10mg of citalopram? It isn't available in a 1mg tablet - are you taking anything else? With medications like citalopram, it's important th... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
When it affects life: Well it's hard to define what "disordered eating" means to you, but generally people who have eating disorders usually are below 85% of ideal body wei... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
It's possible: Remeron (mirtazapine), (mirtazapine) in my experience and from my supervisors in training, increases appetite more at lower doses than at higher doses... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Most likely OK: It doesn't appear, from searching a database, that are any significant drug-drug interactions between those two medications.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Nausea/Vomiting: Zofran (ondansetron) is typically used for nausea/vomiting prevention and also chemotherapy-related nausea. I've seen it used for other nausea prevent... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Depends on symptoms: I'm not sure what you're experiencing from your question, but i can try to give you more information. Periods are largely uncomfortable for most peopl... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Slows nervous system: Even though you're young, you should still investigate why your heart skipped beats - i can't tell the reason unless i saw an electrocardiogram. Whisk... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Most Likely not: Everyone has different reactions to different medications, but Mirtazapine is different - it makes most people groggy at lower doses, and less so at h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
It can be: Ocular herpes is usually a latent virus, but studies say at least 20% of the population may develop symptoms of it at some point. It typically starts ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Variety of reasons: There are many causes that could cause a hand to tremble - ranging from anxiety to essential tremor, overactive thyroid, or as a result of a side effe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Consult Lawyer: There are so many tricky issues surrounding this subject - dnr laws vary from state to state (i didn't see which state you were inquiring about) but i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
For 30-60% of people: Multiple studies have shown that many personality traits are more inherited than acquired, showing a 30-60% range in the influence of inheritance. Mos... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
You should be fine: Looking them up in a database just to be super sure, there appear to be no significant interactions between regular strength mylanta and zoloft (sertr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Decreased blood flow: Nicotine is a stimulating drug, and can cause blood vessels to constrict, or become smaller. When blood flow to the kidneys is reduced, people can sus... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Some studies say so: There aren't a lot of studies examining side effects and high caffeine intake; however, some articles say caffeine can trigger hallucinations, even in... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Busnaina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Busnaina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I know i took more than the recommended dose..i wont be doing that again
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Why would paitient test postive for thc then if on zantac
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Measly Scholarship in International Geriatrics, 2004
Max Kade Fellowship (for clinical studies in Austria) , 2004

Publications

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