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Dr. Jerald Ratner

Psychiatry
Colorado Springs, CO
52 years experience male

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Colorado Springs, CO

Address

3630 Pony Tracks Dr, Colorado Springs, CO
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Florida, New Mexico

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

99 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
TNTC: Death, falls with multiple injuries, laceration of tongue.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Nervous and vascular: The pudendal nerve associated with vasodilation in the genital area are impacted.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Stimulant: Presumably by increasing dopamine.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Unlikely: Lexapro (escitalopram) is not considered a cause of high blood pressure. Perhaps lowering the dose may have caused increased depression/anxiety leadin... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Stress: Possibly a prolonged one as most panic attacks are short-lived.There is a problem emotionally;so see a psychiatriat after being evaluated by your PCP.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: All antihypertensives may impact libido so that minoxidil may effect sexual desire.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Caution: The interaction of GABA with Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) is unknown;so you would not want to add GABA due to possible untoward effects.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Check it out: Your symptoms could be due to an autoimmune disease, psychiatric causes, and other physical reasons. Check it out with your Primary Care Physician as ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Out of mind: These contradictions may be ok if they are coming from within the mind versus outside the mind = hallucinations or delusions, which will require profe... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): In view of headaches,either migraine or tension or both. you might want to consider increasing dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) as it increases serotoni... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Redirection: To deal with stress, the best way to deal with it is to redirect your thoughts to pleasant events or feelings. This can be facilitated by listening to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Think differently.: Think of it as a positive and empowering experience that ultimately will reduce the anxiety.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Psychiatrist: Tx with antidepressants and psychotherapy effective.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: Hysterical and psychiatric terminology is equivalent to histrionic. This refers to overly dramatic and emotional people. The term hysterical psychoses... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Not really: Both lower bp; so one needs to be cautios.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Slow titration: 15 mg first-if ineffective, different sleeping pill.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Concerned: Check with your private M.D. As to the reason for the high temperature.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: You will need to get a psychiatric evaluation so that your depression can be treated-there is no shame in depression as it is a medical disorder that ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
May be: People with adhd upon taking a stimulant may become sleepy. I would report this to the doctor who prescribed this to rule out an adverse reaction.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: Many times if the cause is emotional; if one is able to relax more with their partner it subsides.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
AA: Start with a referral to alcoholics anonymous; and in addition, psychiatric treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
No: They are more effective in treating premature ejaculation.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
It needs to be evalu: The lump could be carcinogenic or a lipoma-insignificant growth. Have your private M.D. Assess this.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Unknown: It depends on the individual, their health, and if any other medications are on board.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: Eeg is diagnosis of seizures.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Not sure: It may slow down development of the central nervous system.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
death: Ryan multiple consequences leading to increased mortality include hypokalemia or low potassium followed by cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal rhythm of th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Build up: Of toxic substances that can impact the brain.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
None: Inositol has proven to be a weak substance for the treatment of any psychiatric disorder let alone schizoaffective which is quite serious.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Look up: The national association of mental illness-called nami-is a good resource which can be found on the computer for your child.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Check it out: I would consider an evaluation by psychiatrist and/or an endocrinologist as far as the cause of this.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Adrenal gland: Cortisone and Epinephrine (adrenaline).
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Excess versus deplet: Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar; hyperglycemia is high blood sugar.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Be honest: There are many treatment modalities in the psychiatric field to help treat your addictions.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Follow below: Adjust your expectations and your self-esteem which may require psychiatric intervention.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
High and low: Euphoria is excessive happiness and perhaps grandiosity; dysphoria refers to depression.
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Varies.: Usually about a month is the time. For somebody to become adjusted to a nursing home. Staff does not usually deal well with individualistic people so ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
No: There are no irreversible changes with this med.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Diffent terminology: Near=inability to see objects in distance. Short=attitude where the person does not consider all options.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Not effective: There are many other behavioral approaches to psychiatric symptomatology involving behavior modification such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitiv... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Depends: Not very serious if controlled with meds accordingly-however uncontrolled seizures can lead to death.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: There are therapies based upon eye movement to relieve anxiety/depression.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: Easily develop tolerance to it.
A male asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
No.: Only stopping cannabis will clear it out your system.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: This is a case of enzymes from the liver interacting-there is no contraindication and this should be acceptable combination.
A male asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: At such a low dose you can discontinue Zoloft (sertraline) most likely without consequences.However, doctor should evaluate "racing heart".
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
None: Campral has practically no interaction with alcohol; but to drink intake Campral reflects somebody who does not want to get off of alcohol.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Patient: Patients will go a long way in solidifying the relationship in terms of her issues of working through loss.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ratner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ratner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I too have to take 10-20mg plus the 3.5mg sublingual. Apart from Thorazine, Ambien seems to already be the strongest. Asking about CR at doc
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank You for your time it is greatly appreciated.
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That is what I thought. Here they discourage talking about the event.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1970MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
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