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Dr. Bassam Amawi

Psychiatry
Casselberry, FL
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

Daytona Beach, FL

Address

1360 Mason Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Casselberry , FL

Volusia Psychiatry

Casselberry, FL

About

Bio

I am Board certified and team player I like to take my time when I see my patient to make sure that I give them the right medication; I don't like poly pharmacy . I am specially skilled in Diagnoses and treatment of BAD Disorder, MDD/O , Anxiety D/O PTSD , Psychosis, ADHD, . I treat Adolescent Adult,and Geriatrics.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Psychiatry

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, German

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Fibromyalgia will be: Worse, u may need to check with you pcp about the consequences, good luck.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
It can happen: Because of level of discomfort and or feeling less attractive.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Yes ,: However, now there are a lot of potential treatments for it.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Cognitive Therapy: Help identify u thoughts and how it affect u feeling , help u identify u negative thoughts and how to change it.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Evaluate U: And make sure u don't need a d and c.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Sad: U may benefit from family therapy what u like about each other and what u don't like , try to iron u differences , and make time for u and u husban... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Bad : Is chronic remittent illness , if u comply with u medication, try to decrease u level of stress and avoid illicit drug use u can be stable.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Stress ?: Can worsen ibs and can worsen many other medical condition.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Addicted in gambling: Not easy at all , he may need to see a therapist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Cognitive Beh.therap: It helps u relax and help u identify any negative thoughts u may be haven
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Not all guys: There r certain religious believes that consider this a big sinn.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Antidepressant ?: There r some medication which r safer than others. And sometimes we use ect. Stopping medication may aggreviate u symptoms but taking medication also... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Mostly men: Women usually because of their menstrual cycle , they can. Loose excessive iron.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Medications & Medica: Many thing such as medications , medical condition i.E diabetes.Genital surgieries.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
See U psychiatrist : To make sure zu don't have bad, and perhaps u need a lower dose of zoloft (sertraline).
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
How can I treat chro: Cognitive behavioral therapy, is designed to help u learn what is a negative thought and how to change it, fatigue, u can fight it with exercise...
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above : Amitriptyline can be used to treat pain. Make sure u see u dentist for evaluation.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
No: Addiction has nothing to do with race , but if u have family history of addiction than yes.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Back cracking ?: I don't think it is a bad thing to do.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Yes: Pick disease and frontotemporal dementia is the same.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Make sure U R safe: If u want to deal with family issues talk to a therapist. However , if u feel being threaten by him , make sure u r safe.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
SSRI: But about 4 percent might get worse and experience suicidal ideation, therefore, must be watched closely.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Supplement?: I am not aware of any supplement u can take for that . However, if u see your PCP he can provide u with medication for that.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
A medical condition: That has symptoms that affect many women of childbearing age.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Chronic bronchitis: Is chronic inflammation of the bronchi , can be as a result of ling infection or smoking.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Nicotine ?: Drug test does not include nicotine.Drug test r used for opiod , benzo , cannabas and other illicit drugs...!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Multiple symptoms: It is better for u to see a neurologist for evaluation and treatment.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Antisocial anxiety D: Disorder ? Try to see a mental health professional for evaluation and treatmrnt.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Dissociative D/O: Can't be diagnosed with x-ray or lab test , ask u pcp and he will confirm that.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Back pain?: Idealy , u should see your PCP for evaluation first to find out any negative outcome.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Could be muscle : Spasm , u can see your PCP for evaluation and work up.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
It depends: Some times semen can escape before pulling out , if this was the case than u r at risk . If not than u r not pregnant , but why taking the chance ? ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above : If u had sex during u ovulation period , than most likely u r . To be sure u can do home pregnancy test . Good luck.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Headache : We all can get headache , we get worried when it is excessive and not experienced before . And certainly having ha every day is not normal , it is b... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above: Cocaine use can increase u pulse rate , which mean put more work on u heart , this is not good specially for some one with u condition.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above : Since u already have been taking 50 mg for five months , i agree with dr. Pamela in u could try to increase the dose , however u could also do psycho... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Erratic high pressur: High her seen by her pcp for evaluation and treatment.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
10 seconds?: If it is bothering u than see your PCP for evaluation and work up.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Yes it can : And can affect u wellbeing in general.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above: With these symptoms u need to see your PCP for evaluation and work up.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Otitis ?: It sounds u may be having external otitis see u physician for evaluation and treatment.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above : Do home pregnancy test and in the future use contraceptives.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Treatment fDementia : I agree with other physician , based on my experience combining Aricept and Namenda (memantine) can be a good combination in addition to frequent re... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Yes U need help: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment and if no physical problem he/ she can refer u to see a therapist.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above : Best way to find out to see your PCP for physical exam and work up and than ask these questions.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above.: Not easy to say without physical exam and work up.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Migrane : Is very common and some people can have more frequent headache .There r medication u can take it as prophylaxis and medication u take it when u feel... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Sleep Hygene: Be consistent when u go to bed and when u wake up, bed is only for sleep and sex not to read a book or to watch tv , and if u don, t sleep in 15-20 m... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above: It can be difficult to make a decision like that without having a physical exam . If u exam is normal than we can give u an answer.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Yes: Too much coffee can increase u heart rate and can provoke anxiety. Try to cut it down to two cups /day.
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Testimonials
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May 11, 2013
Dr. Amawi is providing an excellent service to the public on Health Tap. He shares his vast knowledge of psychiatry in a way that is easy to understand. I r ecommend Dr. Amawi.
Apr 30, 2015
Dr Bassam Amawi is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of FL, and to the family of health tap
Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Amawi is a skilled, knowledgeable, and caring physician; he is accessible and generous with his expertise here on HealthTap.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you I have had a bad experience taking lexapro in the morning and au had a coffee with the vanilla syrup n I got so uncoordinated
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your reply but I did a home pregnancy test 5days ago and it was negative. But still have no signs of anything happening.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you for your time in giving me helpful advice, can you give me possible health problem related on my symptoms?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vienna
Graduated 1972MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vienna/Austria
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

Medical College of Ohio

Awards

2006 special contribution Award to the mission of Department of Veterans Affair.
1999 Eli Lilly Geriatric Congress Fellow
1990 /91 was among the first 183 professionals Nationwide to become certified as Correctional health Professional ( CCHP)
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