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 33-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Tryptophan: Tryptophan is an Amino Acid that can be bought over-the-counter without prescription and helps some people with sleep. It is in high content in some f... Read More
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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Moderation: Unisom (doxylamine although sometimes diphenhydramine) over-the-counter sleep aid can help cause drowsiness to help with sleep onset. Sleep hygiene te... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Probably nothing: Unless the spider is poisonous and bites the individual or the individual has an allergy to either the spider or silverfish, in all likelihood nothing... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
FASD: Fasd, which includes fetal alcohol syndrome, describes the continuum of permanent birth defects that result from consumption of alcohol by mother when... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Over the counter: My impression is that you are asking about over-the-counter vitamins, medications, or supplements. Please realize that research support is very limite... Read More
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A 29-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Unlikely prevention: Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus (ebv). The trouble with killing ebv is that it is not alive to begin with. The virus takes over cell... Read More
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A 39-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Addiction/tolerance: Some sleeping pills are controlled substances; they have addictive potential. Examples include: ambien, lunesta, (eszopiclone) & restoril. That being ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Nightmare treatment: Nightmares often occur along with additional symptoms as part of depressive, anxiety, and other disorders but they can occur as a single symptom in a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No: While i'm not sure about the medical relevance, the number of single person automobile fatalities were less in 2009 and 2010 according to the fatality... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Practice relaxation: Relaxation and imagery techniques can be quite effective for helping people who have trouble falling asleep because of an over active mind. Seeing a t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Not doing well: Ftt usually means poor physical growth from any cause, often evaluated as low weight for age or insufficient rate of weight gain. The potential conseq... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Most experts recommend increasing fiber intake, including the use of fiber supplements. Osmotic laxatives, lubiprostone, and antispasmodic medications... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Dialectical behavioral therapy utilizes cognitive-behavioral concepts in a specific manner and focuses on improving mindfulness, emotion regulation, a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, sedative/hypnotic medications (while intended to improve sleep) can cause vivid dreaming to include bad dreams. Some sedative hypnotic medication... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Carob: The herbal remedy carob has a few interactions that really are more combined effects than drug on drug interactions. Some effects associated with caro... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Controlled med: I would recommend taking exactly as prescribed. Especially with regard to controlled substances (ritalin (methylphenidate) is a dea schedule ii), ever... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
1 drink per hour: Alcohol metabolism/breakdown occurs at a fixed rate regardless of how much you drink. The rate is 1 drink per hour. If you drink 10 drinks in an hour,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Bdd involves an unhealthy and excessive concern about body image and often preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Others may see nothing wron... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Can be helped: When feeling very distressed or anxious, some people will have extreme reactions including getting nauseous or even vomiting. It is not a healthy resp... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Therapy: Psychotherapy can be quite effective for improving symptoms including those of hypochondriasis. Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular can be help... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Behavior: Conduct disorder is a disorder in childhood involving the repeated and persistent violation of the rights of others. It can be a precursor to antisoci... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Better treatments: Vitamins are micro-nutrients that help the body complete activities to maintain function, health, the immune system, and others. With vitamin deficien... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Usually the opposite: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is one of the oldest antipsychotic medications, having been around since the 1950s. It treats symptoms of so-called 'crazin... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Obsessive compulsive disorder is effectively treated with commonly-used anti-anxiety medications such as ssris, which are first line. These include: f... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Keep a log: One way would be to keep a record of dates and times of the events. This may also help with identifying any patterns, especially if certain foods are ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Therapy or med: Psychotherapy can help identify the underlying cause of the nightmares and help improve the problem. Imagery rehearsal therapy is a treatment that spe... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Can help: Unisom is an over-the-counter sleep aid that can cause drowsiness and help the onset of sleep. It is also used to treat allergies. It is generally con... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Usually okay: Other than some dryness of the mouth, sleeping with mouth open is usually not a cause for worry. If anything it makes it more likely for better airflo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Weight and dose: Effective medication dose and patient weight do not necessarily correlate. There is an effective dose range for medications and in general we start wi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Problem below mouth: Halitosis is the fancy word for 'bad breath.' by far the processes of bacteria are responsible for the odor. If you are practicing good oral hygiene (... Read More
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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
10 days or less: For most individuals having used the substance, the general consensus is often noted as a maximum of 10 days that methamphetamine remains detectable v... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Identify and treat: Scabies is caused by a parasite (mite) that easily spreads from person to person as well as from garments, clothes, towels, etc to persons. Treatment ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
It can be: Those with anorexia do not have an adequate nutritional intake on a regular basis, often including the correct ratio of needed proteins/amino acids, v... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
See your doctor: If you haven't, see your doctor. While it would seem a good chance you are pregnant based on symptoms, the symptoms can be those of many other problem... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no l... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Often very different: Attention deficit disorder is believed to be largely a hereditary/biological disorder involving inattention and concentration difficulties that persis... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Nonepileptic seizure: Usually when doctors say "stress-induced seizures" they are referring to a non-epileptic "convulsions" that are not the same as an epileptic neurologi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Psych professional: Claustrophobia can be effectively treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy, including gradual in vitro followed by in vivo exposure therapy. Expect i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Up to 10 days.: For most individuals having used the substance, the general consensus is often noted as a maximum of 10 days that methamphetamine remains detectable v... Read More
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A 31-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depends on test: Most standard urine drug screens do not include alcohol (ethanol). Alcohol is usually measured as a blood alcohol level (bal). However, there is a tes... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Usually constriction: Alcohol in large amounts can cause pupillary constriction. That being said, it is not the best indicator of alcohol use/intoxication. Like benzodiazep... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes it can happen: Levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid hormone) is used to treat hypothyroidism, or 'low thyroid' when the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hor... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Blood: Blood pressure includes a systolic (top number) ; diastolic (bottom number) reading. Example: 120/80.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Sleep: Sleep apnea involves stopping breathing temporarily during sleep. The person wakes as a result.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Portion: Portion control is important in maintaining healthy weight or promoting weight loss.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Medication: Medication compliance is important to prevent relapse.
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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! tyvm Dr. Altman. ur advice is much appreciated. A very HNY 2014 to you

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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