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Dr. William Patterson

Psychiatry
Birmingham, AL
49 years experience

Locations

Birmingham Research Group

Birmingham, AL

Address

2120 Lynngate Dr., Birmingham, AL
Directions

Fax

2058239410

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Panic Defined: Its manifested by recurrent sudden anxiety attacks that peak within 10 minutes and accompanied by at least 4 out of 13 symptoms listed in dsm-4 such as sweating, fast heart rate, chest pain, dizziness, short of breath, etc.Plus at least 1 month of worrying about having others. Best treated with ssris, benzodiazepines and cognitive behavioral therapy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Fear in car: Slow down, move to the right or outside lane but don't pull off the highway if possible. Try to control and slow your breathing, try distraction such as rolling the window down, turn on radio, etc. Hopefully it will subside, but if you feel you have to, take the next exit and pull off the road until it subsides. If you have rescue meds such as xanax, (alprazolam) take one to abort it and resume your trip.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Panic and meds: The best approach is medication such as ssris (ex:prozac, lexapro) and initial use of benzodiazepines such as xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin to stop the panic and later as needed (rescue) along with cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt).

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patterson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Patterson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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