Dr. Edward Kuhnley

Child Psychiatry
PONTE VEDRA, FL
47 years experience male

Locations

Edward John Kuhnley

Ponte Vedra, FL

Address

Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

Dr. Kuhnley attended medical school at the University of Virginia (1976), General Psychiatry at Eastern Va Grad School of Med (1979), and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Yale University Child Study Center (1981).

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.

Child Psychiatry

ADHD and Autism

Preventive Medicine

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Connecticut, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

702 Answers
727 Agrees
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Brain Fog includes: Poor short term memory, difficulty learning new things, poor mental stamina and concentration – there may be difficulty reading a book or following a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Alcohol appears to: improve mood initially but is a depressant. It seems to help sleep but causes more awakenings and decreases deep sleep necessary for rest, energy rest... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Slow taper over a: period of 6-8 weeks is good observing for any return of symptoms for which the olanzapine was prescribed. Withdraw under the supervision of your pres... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Vivid dreams may be: pleasant or frightening. They may occur naturally or aggravated by conditions (bipolar disorder, diabetes), pregnancy, spicy/fatty foods, medications ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Sleep is essential: for rejuvenation of all aspects of brain and body function. The brain is active during sleep while the body functions slow down and rest. It is restor... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
That is a slow wean: It would be wise to consult your prescriber regarding your dizziness and determine if it is from the reduction of sertraline or other cause. The presc... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
There is no specific: bipolar diet. Eat healthy: fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, lean meats, cold-water fish, eggs, low-fat dairy, soy products, nuts, seed... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Unisom SleepTabs: contain doxylamine and unisom SleepGels contain diphenhydramine. They are antihistamines that can make people sleepy. They are safe to use with Vyvans... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Seek evaluation with: a mental health professional who will review your history, symptoms and offer interventions to assist you. We become stressed over life events and how... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Revia (naltrexone) Ingredients:: Active: Naltrexone. Inactive Ingredients SILICON DIOXIDE CROSPOVIDONE HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (3 MPA.S) HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S) LACTOSE MON... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Medication including: Risperidone is better tolerated over time as the body develops ability to deal with it. Some individuals do not develop ability to tolerate certain me... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Learning disability: (LD) affects a person’s ability to receive, process, store and respond to information. Non-verbal LD refers to great difficulties with problem solving... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
St. John's Wort may: decrease effects of Alprazolam; may interact with 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) to increase risk of a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndr... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Seek evaluation to: Determine cause of impaired concentration. Then prescriber will provide appropriate prescription to assist you. There are many possible causes and dis... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Transient global: amnesia: sudden, temporary episode of memory loss not attributed to a common neurological condition(epilepsy, stroke). It is rare, brief, seemingly ha... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADHD: Review symptoms and function with prescriber as this determines dose and regimen. Some people require 3 doses a day at 4 hour intervals to control sym... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
B-U-L-I-M-I-A Tip: (B) Believe in and value yourself and your body (U) Undo destructive thoughts and behaviors (L) Love and accept yourself (I) Identify your strengths t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Citalopram is a good: choice for anxiety disorder. If you responded and tolerated it before you may experience the same. Discuss with prescriber to review past and current ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Panic attacks result: from intense fight-flight reaction of mind and body, sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear, can be severe. Treat: Calm, support, reassurance, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Safe: No known interactions. Use as directed. Best regards for relief.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Piracetam is a: derivative of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and may restore cell membrane fluidity. CDP-choline activates biosynthesis of phosph... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
You may be more: focused or calm than usual or may experience the zombie-effect of over-medication for a few hours. Some may become agitated and irritable. Report your... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
If side effects to: Effexor (venlafaxine) are intolerable, consult your prescriber about switching to another medication such as bupropion (very low incidence of sexual s... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Cross tapering Paxil (paroxetine): With Prozac is a good choice but requires assessment, monitoring for return of symptoms for which paxil (paroxetine) was prescribed, and adjustments b... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Medications interact: Zzzquil is Diphenhydramine 50 mg, an antihistamine. In combo with Zoloft, BusPar (buspirone), (buspirone) Ativan and/or Klonopin it may increase dizzi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Interaction possible: Both Zofran (ondansetron) and Zoloft (sertraline) increase QTc interval of the cardiogram, and both can increase the serotonin effect. These effects m... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Unresolved grief is: prolonged (there is no set time) deep sorrow resulting from a loss. Counseling may be necessary and individualized as each person grieves differently.... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Common side effects:: Nausea, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, constipation, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, and increased sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Nebivolol/Bystolic: The American Diabetes Association reports that, "unlike other [beta]-blockers, long-term nebivolol treatment has no effect on BG (blood glucose) level... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
While most dreams: occur in REM sleep, dreams may occur any time in the cycle. Stress, medications, substances, alcohol, foods, etc. may increase likelihood. Stress redu... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Take medication only: as directed by prescriber. Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), and baclofen increase sedation. Baclofen and Zanaflex are for muscle spasticity.... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
No established: equivalent dose. Prescriber will know your circumstances and rationally guide switch observing for response and side effects. Olanzapine should be ta... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Your friend is: fortunate to have a friend like you who cares and wants to help. Talk with her and encourage her to seek medical and psychiatric evaluation to determi... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Cymbalta/duloxetine: (a potent inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake by nerve cells with little effect at cholinergic receptors) is approved for treatment of... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Unlikely: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been rarely observed during treatment with promethazine. It usually occurs within the first 30 days after exposure ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Review w/ prescriber: Venlafaxine can increase risk of Wellbutrin (bupropion) such as rare risk of seizures; combo requires close monitoring. This limits dose of Wellbutrin... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Guaifenesin with: venlafaxine okay, but Guaifenesin DM contains dextromethorphan and together with venlafaxine may increase the risk of a rare but serious condition cal... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Akathisia: Movement: disorder: feeling of inner restlessness and compelling need to be in constant motion. Seek an evaluation to determine cause and/or differentiate from ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Consult prescriber: Cipralex (escitalopram) may take 2-4 weeks to produce effect. If it is not working by 6-8 weeks then it may require increase or it may not work at all... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
FDA pregnancy: Category b: use of (flagyl) Metronidazole for trichomoniasis is contraindicated during the first trimester; the manufacturer makes no further recommen... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Radial Pulse: strength can be variable. The following source may be helpful: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/42/2/150.full.pdf If you are nervous consult your... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Other options: May be residual flu (cough, headache,diarrhea, etc.), but consider bacterial infection (fever), hypothermia (temp below 95 F in which case seek immedi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
If doctors have not: found a medical explanation and therapy has not been helpful, and if you have not yet had a psychiatric evaluation, then consider one. There are many ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Sleep foundation: reports "Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don't sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease—regardless of age, weight... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Some doctors won't: prescribe Xanax (alprazolam) (benzodiazepine - can be habit-forming). If SSRIs not helpful, venlafaxine is worth trying. Propranolol is an option. The... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Pick's Disease is a: rare form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's Disease. It progresses slow but steady and involves Pick bodies and Pick cells which contain an abnormal ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Serotonin syndrome: Lexapro+dextromethorphan increase serotonin levels. High likelihood serious/life-threatening interaction. Signs and symptoms of XS serotonin: Agitatio... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) has a short: half-life meaning it will leave your system quickly but may cause withdrawal symptoms. Valium has a long half-life meaning it stays in your system lon... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Selegiline and: Clonidine have no known interactions so they are okay together. Clonidine may lower blood pressure while selegiline may interact with meds and foods w... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
No known interaction: While taking St. John's wort (which has monoamine oxidase inhibiting properties that may help depression), you must not eat or drink certain foods and... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
Apr 1, 2016
I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Edward Kuhnley as faculty for Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Kuhnley is highly intelligent, extremely likable, and incredibly experienced. He treats both chil...Read More
Dec 4, 2014
Dr. Kuhnley is a tremendous asset to the HealthTap community. His knowledge of child psychiatry is impressive. His answers to questions are clear and I always learn something from reading his answer...Read More
May 1, 2017
friendly, straightforward yet thorough answers, a great asset for patients
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! thanks, i do have symptoms of ADHD and have learning disabilities. Never thought about pre mature birth being a possible cause. ill let my psychiatrist know.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thx! Catscan was normal & feelin better eachday. Less dizzy spells but I am still resting. Will hold off on adderall 4 work till Monday.
HealthTap member
Thank u a ton. I feel like in a few years I want to chose the PA road. I want to be great and do greatness and I know its IHT heart to help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA
Completed 1979

Awards

DFAPA, Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Top Doctor, First Place, Lynchburg, VA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Lynchburg, VA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association Fellow
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