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Dr. Evan Altman

Psychiatry
Camp Lejeune, NC
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Camp Lejeune, NC

Address

100 Brewster Blvd , Bldg 326 2nd Floor Deployment Wellness Clinic, Camp Lejeune, NC
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

9104499101

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About

Bio

Originally from South Florida, served in the United States Navy, to include residency and internship training, as a psychiatrist. I have worked closely with the US Marines since arrival at Camp Lejeune in 2006. Completed combat deployment to Iraq for 14 months. Continued on as a civilian provider at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune treatment Marines and Sailors with a large array of mental health conditions to include adjustment disorders, combat stress, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, alcoholism/substance disorders, and others. Responsibilities encompass direct patient care as well as clinical supervision of civilian staff in part based on prior military training and experience, military specialty/forensic and administrative examinations.

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Psychiatry

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Many resources: Here are some that may help: www.Va.Gov (can apply to va and receive care), disabled american veterans, veterans of foreign wars, http://www.Halfofus.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Definition: The dsm-iv-tr has very specific criteria for substance abuse or substance dependence. Substance misuse, however, is not well defined but often the ter... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Several options: Anti-depressant medications like fluoxetine, sertraline, & other ssris can be helpful to improve symptoms. Bupropion can prevent symptoms. Cognitive-b... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes but rare: Amphetamines, such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used primarily for adhd, can rarely cause cervical dystonia (also called sp... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Some limited support: While not an fda approved use or strongly supported by repeated, high-quality controlled studies, some small studies suggest that moderate to high dos... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Should be fine: As long as a vegetarian eats a well rounded variety of foods containing the appropriate recommended portions of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
OCD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by repeated unwanted thoughts, feelings, ideas (obsessions) or behaviors make them feel driven to do somethin... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Different problems: Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder involving brief periods that a person stops breathing while sleeping. This triggers an alarm system ... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Recurring depression: Some people have a biological predisposition to have depression and are more likely to have repeated depressive episodes. For others, they encounter s... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Clinical diagnosis: Attention deficit disorder is a clinical diagnosis based on interview/assessment by a psychiatrist or psychologist. There are self-reporting and ratin... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Levamisole: Most of the time the cause of the purple discoloration of skin due to bleeding under the skin (called purpura) after Cocaine use is because of a chemo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds like lightheadedness, generalized weakness, and lethargy. These can be symptoms are a large variety of problems and a medical problem must b... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops (apnea) during sleep usually as a result of a temporary obstruction such as a narrowing and closin... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No: There is no Cocaine or similar component of Cocaine in zoloft (sertraline), a non-addictive med. The closest connection i can make is that zoloft effe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
UDS vs. other: A standard urine drug screen (uds) usually does not test for ethanol (alcohol in beer/wine/etc.). Alcohol is usually tested by a blood alcohol level (... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Liver impairment: Your liver is responsible for a huge number of jobs in the body, to include taking care of drugs & toxins (including alcohol). If liver impaired, dise... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
When: When driving for long distances, always take breaks to rest and eat.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Patients: Patients who have experienced a heart attack are more likely to have major depression.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Prolonged: Prolonged exposure (pe) is a protocol researched treatment found to be helpful for ptsd.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
-barbital: Most of these medications have a generic name ending in -barbital. Secobarbital, phenobarbital, amobarbital are examples. These are nervous system de... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
BDD: Bdd is defined in the dsm-iv-tr as a somatoform disorder whereby the affected person is very concerned with body image; there is great concern about a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Behavior modifying: One place to start is practicing good sleep hygiene. Keep your sleep pattern consistently structured, avoid napping, use bed only for sleep or intimac... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
What country?: Please specify in which country you are referring. In the usa, the minimum legal drinking age is 21 year old, which is usually high compared to most n... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
1-4 days: Most sources list the time for positive Cocaine in the urine from urine drug screen to be 1 to 4 days, with an average time of 3 days. Confirmatory te... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Urine concentrated: When fluids are in short supply, the body takes steps to conserve them. The kidneys resorb more water at the kidneys and urinary bladder for bodily pr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, qu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Can be a long time: Chronic smokers of cannabis/marijuana/thc can test positive long after their last use. The two main tests that will reveal evidence of use at this lat... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
NOS: Not otherwise specified (nos) is a category for a number of disorders in the dsm-iv-tr that do not meet criteria for another specific disorder. For ex... Read More
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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
80 hrs EtG: Some urine testing can detect a breakdown product of ethanol (the form of alcohol in beverages) called ethyl glucuronide (etg), which can remain detec... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Newer: Newer stimulant medications are longer acting, allowing for convenience in dosing & lower tolerance.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety is a normal, adaptive response in certain situations. It is only a disorder if maladaptive.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Reducing: Reducing calorie intake can be a huge way to improve weight loss in those with limited mobility.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Avoid: Avoid keeping large amounts of junk food at your home. You will be more likely to consume it.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
When: When quitting, you are more likely to be successful if you join a tobacco cessation program.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Relaxation: Relaxation and imagery techniques, meditation, yoga are all helpful to stress less.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
PTSD: Ptsd has probably existed in human history since we first faced potentially life-threatening trauma.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Amphetamine positive: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a newer stimulant medication that is a type of amphetamine. Routine urine drug screen (uds) will test positive for amphe... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Good sleep practices: Atarax/hydroxyzine is a prescription antihistamine/anti-allergy medication. Because it can be sedating, some people find it helpful for insomnia, at l... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Trace blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, fla... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Alcohol & meds/drugs: It is strongly recommended that you not drink alcohol with adizem (diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker). Alcohol affects how fast the medication is r... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Nitrates can be normal in urine. Nitrites can ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Need more info: The sensation of a lump in the throat without any actual physical obstruction or problem. Sometimes there is a dismotility issue. Usually the idea is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Benefit/side effects: Treatment of any kind including medications is based on benefits outweighing side effects/problems. If celexa/citalopram is helping you dramatically ;... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Avoid in general: Zoloft/sertraline in general is a safe medication. That said, it should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. The maximum daily dose is 200 mg. If yo... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Personality disorder: Pds are enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, experience, and thinking in which the person is markedly different than those in his/her culture. T... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Possible with med: Abilify/aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication that has the potential to cause the rare but possibly life-threatening condition known as neurolep... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Modify strategy: Please consider that rapid weight loss is not only unhealthy but also unlikely to provide sustained results. You will be more likely to succeed if you... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Blood +1: If there 1+ blood it is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females thi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Pus: Pus is composed of decayed material and largely white blood cells. 4-5 per high power field is a relatively low amount. This suggests that there has b... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. James Lin
Nov 16, 2014
I like & admire Dr. Altman 's stock of passion & compassion, wealth of specialty knowledge, and keen instinct to deduce useful solutions & meaningful insights beyond available facts... So, I recommend...Read More
Sep 4, 2013
Dr. Altman is a wonderful physician whose HealthTap answers accurately respond to patient needs. He has a very wide knowledge of medicine and Psychiatry, and explains complex concepts well. He's a g...Read More
As a fellow psychiatrist, I am favorably impressed that Dr. Altman hasn't limited his responses to only questions involving psychiatric conditions. It is extraordinary to find a psychiatrist whose are...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your help.I have been offered a new job and there is a medical.I don't want to disclose my depression.I am great at my job and manage it
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This made me feel good. Thanks! This made me feel good with everyone scaring everyday civilians with head bumps into thinking they have CTE!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Nothing else has worked so im going to ask my doctor for relaxation id

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia 2002-2006

Residency

2005-2006

Awards

Psychiatry Chief Resident 2005 - 2006
Supervising Psychiatrist, Virginia Dare 2010-2013
American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award With Commendation October 2012-2015

Affiliations

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
United States Navy
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