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Dr. Gerald Bausek

Psychiatry
San Jose, CA
43 years experience male

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Practicing psychiatrist in California since 1983. Born and raised in Austria, lived 4 years in monastery in Vienna, came to US at 17, BS from Trinity College in theoretical physics, PhD from Stanford University in biophysics. MD from UCSF School of Medicine 1979, completed psychiatry residency 1983.

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Psychiatry

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English, German

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59 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: I would say it is not common.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes it could but it is rare. The risk cannot be eliminated but perhaps reduced with a low dose. I would be wise to put precautions in place to manage ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: What you describe does not put you at risk. Put your energy into finding a program or practitioner to learn to reduce fear and quiet the mind. Eff... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Hearing voice: There could be. It may simply be stress related or it could be the beginning of something more than that. Consulting with a psychotherapist or psychia... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Psychotherapy: If you are pregnant and having recurring nightmares, which are severe anxiety dreams, it essential that you consult with a psychotherapist to help und... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Ginseng and anxiety: It can. Ginseng can reduce levels of stress in both men and women. It can increases a sense of well being and stamina, and has been used to help with... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yoga: Yoga is a form of deep relaxation and spiritual development that has been used since ancient times to reduce stress and anxiety. As family physicians ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Adderall: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine and Adderall is an amphetamine. They serve different purposes that are opposite in some ways but may co... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Love relationships: Who you chose often reflects how you think about yourself. If you treat yourself badly you are likely to attract someone who treats you badly. Making... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Obesity: Yes, many. Depression, eating disorders, stress disorders, chronic anxiety may all be associated with obesity. Using food for comfort can be a common ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
ED: Main causes include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, urinary problems, trauma, infection. Non-physical causes include lack of arousal, depress... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It sounds like a good plan. You may not have any withdrawal symptoms as Klonopin 0.5mg is a low dose, but if you do consult with your doctor. S/he m... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Anxiety and phobia: You are describing worried thinking (about heart attack) which causes anxiety (emotion) which can result in behavioral avoidance (phobia) of something... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved as treatment for musculo-skeletal pain. Talk with your doctor about trying Cymbalta (duloxetine) for your pain c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes, however...: Anxiety can commonly manifest in the body as muscle tension, muscle tightness and pain. However, other medical conditions can also manifest with these... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Needing a 4th: I would say the adverse effect of drinking alcohol after three liver transplants is liver failure and needing a fourth!
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It depends.: If you were overweight and with mild diabetes or mild BP elevation, i would certainly talk to you about nutrition and diet but if you had pneumonia i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Work with your doctor to ensure a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is a disorder of widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep,... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Tattoos: Absolutely. Seeing a reputable professional who takes proper precautions will go a long way to preventing infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
PDD and Asperger's: Yes, especially a mild form of asperger's. But there are different opinions. Persons with Asperger syndrome are often higher functioning and generally... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Self worth: That's a great question and lifelong quest. Invest in what is helpful to you. For every decision or choice you make, ask yourself what does it serve a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Abuse: Asking yourself that question is the first step to treating yourself better and getting help. You want love but sadly have come to believe that abuse ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia may be caused by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, medical conditions, medications, poor sleep habits, a change in work schedule or... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Sign of being abused: There are symptoms (subjective) and signs (observable). Behavioral changes, fear/anxiety responses, sleep disturbance, nightmares, change in appetite,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Relationship issue: Talk to her. Learning to talk with each other about feelings and relationship issues is essential. But you must be willing to listen in order for this... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Scalp sores: It is best to take care of this by seeing a primary care physician, who will examine your scalp and advise you. Focusing on getting this done is bette... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Anxiety: It sounds like it fills you with anxiety and feeling nauseous is a common physical manifestation of anxiety. Hypochondriasis is an anxiety condition c... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Treatment: First get a diagnosis of your condition from your doctor. Then do some research on treatment options and work with your doctor on finding what works b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Stress related: May be stress related. Treatment may include (1) improving coping skills (eg cognitive behavioral psychotherapy), (2) reducing stressors, (3) dail... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Anxiety and death: You may have developed an anxiety disorder related to your mom's death from brain cancer. It may be very helpful to find a psychotherapist with whom y... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Too much worry: If you are on anxiety medication this suggests you suffer from anxiety which means a tendency of too much worried thinking. So see your question in th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Anxiety: Worried thinking can cause anxiety, but some causes are biological or the result of trauma or illness. Anxiety symptoms include nervousness, sweaty pa... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Coming out: Practicing patience and non-judgment will create a safe environment for confiding, but it helps to let go of an agenda or expectation about it. Let it... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Guilt feelings: Absolutely! guilt feelings can not only cause illness, they are often caused by an illness called depression. Guilt feelings result in a great deal of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Anxiety: Nightmares are severe anxiety showing up in dreams. They can be a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder, which is an anxiety disorder related to h... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Meth in pregnancy: The damage by methamphetamine to a developing baby during pregnancy is unpredictable and potentially serious. Additionally it is essential for the bab... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No. High anxiety may be an effect of autism but it is not cause of autism. Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neuro-developmental disorder with mul... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Stained teeth : Brushing teeth after drinking red wine, coffee, tea, may decrease staining. Using a straw may also help. Also, teeth are more likely to stain after br... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome (pms) has a number of symptoms that include mood swings, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, depression and breast tenderness... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Worrying: The nervousness you describe is caused by worried thinking. Sometimes it is important to learn to cope with worried thinking and to find a way of calm... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Restlessness : It could be. For example, it may be a manifestation of adhd, which is characterized by attention difficulty, restlessness or hyperactivity, and acting... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Anorexia: Having your physical symptoms evaluated by a primary care physician would be a good first step in making things better. Getting ongoing help with the ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Dealing with anger: Holding in anger is often related to an underdevelopment in ability to use language to express emotions, and men tend to suffer from that more than wo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Anxiety and sleep: It can be. Anxiety is generally caused by worried thinking and to fall asleep it is necessary for the mind to unwind and calm enough for sleep. Find w... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Vomiting: Yes. Prolonged vomiting for a week can cause serious electrolyte imbalances that need medical attention. Additionally the cause of prolonged vomiting ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Bad idea: Mixing antidepressant medication with smoking marijuana is a bad idea but unfortunately all to common. The effects are unpredictable and highly indivi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Sleepwalking: Treatment needs to be individualized, but generally includes making the sleep environment safer. Also, making lifestyle changes that decrease the like... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Sleep and panic: Panic is a severe form of anxiety and underlying anxiety may interfere with the relaxation needed for restful sleep. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, rel... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram): Celexa is citalopram and Lexapro (escitalopram) is ecitalopram, they are related and very similar. Much of the time there is an individual preference... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Homosexuality: There is often a stigma about homosexuality that can be alleviated by emphasizing that it is on a biologic basis. A person is born with this sexual or... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bausek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bausek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! You were completely spot-on about the exercise avoidance... As soon as I get a job with insurance, I want to get some therapy!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks . Your answer makes sense.
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Thank you so much doctor, I will get the book you have recommended.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine United States
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CTR-PACIFIC CAMPUS HOSP
Completed 1983

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