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Dr. Douglas Laipple

Psychiatry
Scaly Mountain, NC
45 years experience male

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Psychiatry

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85 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Significant.: Chronic weight loss and anorexia ... In children it can cause slow maturation and retarded growth. If you constantly drive your car 80 mph instead of... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
That's tough.: If your surgeon tells you it's routine, it probably is, because most surgeons like to tell you how difficult it will be so that when it's over you wil... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
It depends.: If you mean anywhere anytime, and if you mean can in the sense of do, yes ... That is bad. But if you mean can in the sense that, if you so desire yo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Poor concentration: Difficulty maintaining focus on one task. Becoming bored with a task after only a few minutes. Difficulty focusing attention on organizing and compl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Lack of Education.: But then, if they were better educated, they probably would not have become drunks in the first place.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
See a therapist.: Although ... One might say that love is an addiction by definition. It only becomes a problem if the other person does not love you. (that's when ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
You are normal: Unless they bother you a lot more than they dps most people, and you have to resort to compulsive actions to stop dwelling on them.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
See a psychologist.: They will do a complete evaluation, including psycholological testing, which will almost always give the correct answer.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
A large capital I.: Picture a large capital i, which represents the person that other people see. Now consider that the large capital i is made up of many small i's. Su... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Two ways.: Keep using it and die young or never use it again so you can't suffer withdrawal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Possible? yes.: Likely? No ... In fact it is almost impossible, but it depends in part on the physical health of the individual as well as his state of hydration and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Need more info: Such as wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) wellbutrin (bupropion) sr, or wellbutrin (bupropion) xl? Strength? Other meds? How quick was the increase?... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
No: At least, i've never heard of it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
delta-9-THC: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Some people use it to forget. They are better off forgetting to use it. The immediate gratification is far outw... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Somewhat.: I would not say "common". But they do occur. Usually lowering the dose or changing the timing of the dose can help. Sometimes dividing the dose and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
A family doc can.: But most of them feel more comfortable referring to a psychiatrist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
One episode :: 1-3 shots. ... But, multiple episides? There's not enough vodka in the world.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Urge him to get help: From a psychologist. If he says he will, don't believe him. If he says he did, don't believe him. Unless he will let you talk to the doctor and giv... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
My preference.: Try wellbutrin (bupropion) and/or Clonidine first. Next concerta, Adderall xr, or vyvanse.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Many things. : Going to a doctor is one, of course, but you can also take a warm bath before bed, make sure all lights and sounds are diminished, other than perhaps ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Not exactly.: The problem is not really low serotonin. It's not having serotonin in the right place at the right time.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Nothing.: There are no antidepressants that are controlled substances. Perhaps someone has told you that benzodiazepines such as Alprazolam or Clonazepam are a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Relax.: A simple answer, but relaxation techniques can be learned and perfected with practice. See a trained therapist. Paper bag rebreathing can help if yo... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Expect improvement.: It generally is more effective against depression and even OCD at 225 mg., but don't expect much help for moodiness or irritability at that dosage.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 45 years experience
It is common, but: It is not a part of the syndrome, and its presence might cause other diagnoses to be considered first.

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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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Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1977MD

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