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Dr. Shawn Cassady

Psychiatry
Aberdeen, MD
37 years experience male

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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Take break from work: Inhalation or skin exposure to the nmda agent can irritate your system. If safe working conditions exit and health precautions are being used then my ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Working with?: The nmda receptor agents are a new and exciting arae in the treatment of psychotic disorders. When added to current therapies it can help. But these e... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Probably: Feet swelling can be from multiple reasons. Opiate users usually have multiple systems injured in their body and self-care may be diminished. Medicati... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Mostly not enjoyed.: Other than a pleasant dream, sleep is not particularly "enjoyed". But waking refreshed and with renewed energy is enjoyable. Unfortunately, this refre... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not anxiety: Part of making the diagnosis of anxiety is that you know that you have it. There are other imbalances that cause the syndrome of related symptoms with... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Depends how much: Most people will have a little bit of this occasionally. Some people are even more perceptively sensitive. It is as if the peripheral vision is hypera... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: Tired and sleepy may be part of the cold or the depression (or other reason you may be prescribed zoloft). Both make you more susceptible to common an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Visa versa: The biologic and chemical cahnges in addison's disease can cause anxiety. Consult your endocrinologist office.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Is workplace safe?: It is not normal to have such hypersensitivity and ill-effects. Is there something about the workplace which is toxic? Do others have similar reaction... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
I worry about this: Please consult your doctor. See also drugs.Com interactions. Propoxyphene is the more dangerous of the two. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) has strong ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Autistic spectrum: I have seen 2 types. One is related to behavior in the autistic spectrum. Odd behaviors occur under stress in asperger's, schizotypal and schizoid per... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Review with your doc: I would start with the idea that you can have another child and healthy. Now minimize the problem areas: will you need to be on medication during preg... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Stop it: Some people get worse on serotonin medications just as you have experienced. It will clear soon. Use caution if you take any other ssri as you will re... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Contact prescriber: Sometimes serotonin side effects and restlessness are stronger for fluoxetine compared to sertraline. The dose switch conversion may be a little off. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: I like this combination for anxiety and depression. Be careful to keep the citalopram dose low enough to avoid agitating neurologic and cardiac sympto... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
There's hope: Your illness may be too hot to handle by messaging. I want to let you know that there is hope for recovery. You know it. Treatment works. Your curiosi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Something's changed: Hard to say what but something has changed to make it newly uncomfortable to sleep on your stomach. Perhaps increased or decreased weight is the cause... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Wean slow and little: Everybody's different on how quick they get tolerance to benzos and how sensitive they are to wd but 6 weeks is about average. Klonopin (clonazepam) i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not usually: The association may be more related to the reason why you are taking these two medications, that being some form of depression which has gone on long ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Essentially yes: They both work. Lexapro may have less associated side effects but stronger serotonin effects (so more serotonin side effects can be seen with lexapro)... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Non-med treatment?: Ssris may not work. Your doctor may want to consider Guanfacine or anticonvulsant or atypical. The underlying precipitant or cause of the depersonaliz... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
No easy answer: You should find a professional to help figure this problem out and how to help get it better for you.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Common: I've seen anxiety as a common symptom of ad. It never has the depth that anxiety has in younger patients i.e. To explore psychosocial factors and give... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Definitely: If you have not been on an serotonin antidepressant before you may be surprised at the dreams and vividness which come and linger upon waking. You may... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Only temporarily: Alcohol has muscle relaxing properties but it has activations too. The rebound from alcohol makes pain worse and leads to it being one of the most add... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Don't; Probably Bad: We don't know what lipo 6 black does really. Many interactions can occur with prescription meds and these kinds of proprietary blends. The company war... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not the right combo: Each of these meds can help sleep or agitate. Combining them all on the first night? Melatonin is mostly benign but when used with vitamin b6 (think 5... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Probably safe but : When you split an sr pill the wellbutrin (bupropion) becomes immediate release, ir. Doses more than 100 mg ir are not recommended in a single time. So... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: As drug levels increase (as ssri, tramdol, flexeril) or decrease (as alcohol, xanax, (alprazolam) soma) the nervous system will respond with these clo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
What kind of injury?: I'm not a transplant expert but in a young person with more non-life threatening self-injury ong ago, probably no effect on chances. But an midage per... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Maybe: Check drugs.Com for interaction. I offer big caution on dm (dextromethorphan) which causes lots of unexpected problems and interactions. Consider pure... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Direct effects: Alcohol makes blood vessel dilate and this is part of the relaxation effect. Excessive use may over-extend the blood vessel elasticity. Also, some peo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Relax: Nervous tics are caused by several things sometimes together. Common factors are stress, breathing improperly (imbalance of blood gases/ ph), irritant... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes but: Ssri meds can reduce sexual function. The "numbing" effect van be on the desire but more likely on the organ itself. The penis or clitoris may become ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Who knows: When it comes to mixing cannabalis with medical problems or other medication treatments all bets are off. There are no studies to guide us in giving m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: Heavy alcohol use is known to diminish immunity and the ability to clear carcinogenic material from the bronchial tubes. Heavy drinkers are more likel... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Probably not: You may be thinking of some other drugs which dilate the pupils. Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative and as such can give a signal to small automatic mus... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Try lower dose first: I usually give 20 mg test dose looking for any side effects or dizziness, then go with 20 mg bid for a week to test effects on akathisia, tremor, puls... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Stop the AVH: Try Ritalin (methylphenidate) without the avh. Acetyl-l-carnitine, vinpocetine and huperzine-a are active in the central nervous system. You may be ha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Sure: We are all human and all humans have emotions. Each person learns to manage emotions in there own way. Some can supress them or channel them. Some le... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Taking care: Bipolar illness is more commonly recognized and treated than in the past. Depression is the most common symptom in all forms of bipolar d/o. I have se... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Try it: This is a tough condition. I have seen only a couple cases. The time for making change comes sooner than later. I bet your doctor understands. Sometim... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes, with caution. : I have prescribed them together in patients but there are interactions to be considered and checked. See drugs.Com interactions checker: limited clini... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 37 years experience
"Bleery eye": Alcohol and tobacco affect every organ system. Complex vascular, sedative and/or stimulant effects occur on the eye organ as well as the central nervo... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cassady is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cassady is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! there is no hope without having allot of money.im walking dead proof
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i really appreciate your advice i will do what u said thanx again
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