Doctor Q&A for Dr. Peter Forster

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Panic attacks resolve themselves. So even though they seem like a medical emergency when they happen, you don't actually need to do anything for them ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Fast heart rate: 106 beats per minute is slightly faster than a typical heart rate. Fast heart rate can be caused by anxiety and/or taking stimulants. In the absence o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Treat depression: Antidepressants can be very effective for some people. In general, there are about as effective as other medications, for example medications for high ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your doctor but if you have been taking it for only 2 weeks it should be fine to stop it. Depending on the side effects you're expe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Not big risk: Ultram increases serotonin like some antidepressants so it could be a trigger for mania, but if you're on lithium the risk of this is low. Almost all ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Depression or Sleep: Possible causes are either depression or a sleep disorder (for example obstructive sleep apnea). Many people have somehow learned that more sleep is b ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Affects Eye Muscles: Anxiety raises the level of activation of the sympathetic nervous system (the "fight or flight" system). This prepares the person for anticipated dang ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
No: Jet lag is caused not by a lack of sleep but a disruption in the body's internal clocks, the ones that control the many hormone cycles that regulate a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Less Likely: Quetiapine (Seroquel) is less likely to cause elevated prolactin than any atypical other than aripiprazole (Abilify). This is not the same as saying t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Grief or Depression: A period of grief (or depression) is often associated with physical symptoms such as fatigue and trouble sleeping. Also, there may have been a lot of ... Read More
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