Dr. Douglas Laipple

Psychiatry
Scaly Mountain, NC
46 years experience male

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Psychiatry

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85 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes: The old pennsylvania dutch adage is true: "we grow too soon old and too late smart." we are generally more impulsive when we're young, and males are... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
The tics themselves : May be the disease, or they may be symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder or of certain nerve disorders. Usually both psychiatrists and neurologis... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Probably not.: It is very difficult to lose weight while taking an antidepressant other than wellbutrin (bupropion).
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes.: Depending on the severity, an inpatient program is generally most advisable, although an outpatient program might work if you have strong family/socia... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
No.: Any age is too young. Any age is too old. No one is supposed to have panic attacks. We are all supposed to be laid back and take everything in our ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Usually none.: But, if you don't start at a very low dose and increase it very slowly, you may experience confusion and difficulty conentrating. Another reason is t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Wow ... : That is strange. It is a cheap way to fall asleep, so, if someone wants to sleep their life away, while putting up with all of the unpleasant side ef... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Suspiciousness.: Excessive sensitivity tendency to bear persistent grudges persistently and injuries or slights suspiciousness and a pervasive tendency to miscons... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
By the book.: The dsm used by psychologists and psychiatrists has certain guidelines that must be followed to make any diagnosis, and the personality disorders are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes.: Assuming equal amounts and soda with sugar therein.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Sedation: And mental slowing, depending on the amount. Unless you're the pilot ... In which case you also feel panic as you lose control of your aircraft.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
What works best for : One person may not help the next person at all. Most antidepressants are relatively equally efficacious. We usually tailor the medication to the pat... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Buspirone: Or possibly antidepressant medications. Psychotherapy can help.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
See a doctor.: That doesn't necessarily mean you need medication, but a psychologist or psychiatrist can help you determine the best therapy, be it group therapy, in... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Hmmmmmm...: If you mean "are phobias really a medical diagnosis which people suffer from?" ... Yes. If you mean "are there things that people should really be af... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Same signs as not: Pregnant. The treatment, however, is different. There should be more emphasis on psychotherapy. Most antidepressants should be avoided, at least un... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes.: It's perfectly okay to laugh when you pee, but to pee when you laugh is worthy of a visit to a urologist, unless you can go through life avoiding all ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Practice, practice. : But i'm not referring to practicing singing/performing. I'm talking about practicing good hygiene, good eating habits, and regular exercise. You've ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Probably not.: The chances of him hurting you due to his anxiety disorder are very slim, as the incidence of violence among persons with anxiety disorders is basical... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Your doctor can help: Safe, and usually low dose, use of serotonin-active antidepressants, or possibly the medication Buspirone can be very helpful for this problem. It mi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Having sex: Will take care of the first problem, even if it's with yourself. But my guess is you will still be obnoxious, which certainly lessens your chances of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Possibly.: It all depends on the severity of those problems. To a degree, it also depends on whether liberals or conservatives are in control of the legislature... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Rules of thumb:: This is more than most can take without falling asleep for a long time. Never more than 6mg in a day. Never more than 21mg in a week. Never more th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Inability to say no.: People with impulse control disorder are unable to control their impulsive actions, even if acting on the impulse will knowingly lead to unpleasant co... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes, but ...: I would not do that more than 2 or 3 times per week if i were you, even if it means staying at home. Your doctor needs to help you find the cause of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
It's variable.: The sedative, calming, and mental slowing can be expected to last 5-6 hours, although the medication can still be detected in your blood and urine for... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Bruises, : Fractures, cuts, abrasions, ruptured spleen, concussion, etc .... Or maybe nothing at all, depending on where it lands and the height of the roof.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Absolutely.: Many persons have what is referred to as masked depression, where they have many or most symptoms such as loss of interest in normally pleasurable act... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Probably not, : Unless you're sure he's been considering it. Okay ... Seriously ... I would suggest you talk with a psychologist or psychiatrist not affiliated with ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
See a psychologist.: They will do a complete evaluation, including psycholological testing, which will almost always give the correct answer.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
No wonder!: Your vagina is inside your body and has no hair ... Of course it hurts. But ... It you shaved your pubic hair, the difficulty peeing is probably an i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
It depends.: Talk show hosts say it because it's controversial. Lawyers say it to get clients. But there is a very slight amount of truth to the statement. A v... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
In one day?: No big deal. On a regular basis, i'd give it a 7 on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the worst.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
3 or more of these?: Excessive sensitivity tendency to bear persistent grudges persistently and injuries or slights suspiciousness and a pervasive tendency to miscons... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes, but...: The passion flower is no problem ... But venlafaxine and trazodone together can be a potential problem unless the doses are kept low to average.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
EVERYTHING costs.: Someone has to pay. Your insurance company probably won't help because it doesn't satisfy their 2 unwritten requirements: 1. It must be inexpensive. 2... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Talk it over: With your doctor or a counselor. If they recommend a psychologist or psychiatrist, do not waste time. See them right away. "an ounce of prevention ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Not exactly.: It is usually not something that can be completely stopped (although some neurosurgeons might be able to do the trick in certain circumstances if the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
It wouldn't.: It is undoubtedly not the nicotine or the addiction that is to blame. More likely, the same emotional problems that are causing you to smoke and poss... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Not a lot.: Pms refers to the physical symptoms which can occur monthly in relation to the menstrual cycle. Pmdd refers to the emotional symptoms that occur. Si... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
An abnomal reaction: To a stressful event. Reacting either more depression or anxiety (and possibly behaving badly) for a longer period of time than would the average per... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Shut ins: Or persons who have difficulty getting to treatment programs or appointments. Persons who have trouble taking their medications appropriately or wh... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Why take chances?: Therapy alone may do the trick, but, since the medicines have little to no risks, it behooves you, if you can afford them, to hit your addiction with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Absolutley not.: Although it may be true some of the time for some people, there are many downsides, including paranoid delusions and frightening hallucinations, manic... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes.: Many people tend to lose weight when they first start to take prozac, (fluoxetine) but within a few months, that effect is gone, sometimes replaced by... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
No.: It is not the most effective medication for anxiety, but it is among the safest, with very few side effects. You should, however, try to take it on a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
No.: But then, i've never ovulated. However, i believe that most women have an increased libido a few days after ovulation, rather than during ovulation, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
See a therapist.: Dominating someone, or even the thoughts of dominating someone or being dominated is abnormal. It could be harmless, but you need a therapist to help... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Yes.: Anytime you add something to water, your body is going to absorb something other than hydrogen and oxygen. Decaf iced tea with sweet n low is probabl... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Laipple is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Laipple is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sorry but I have Cfs and severe muscle pain. It is part of the dc criteria. See CDC coca 8/8/11 webinar. Treat with narcotics if necessar.
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Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
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