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Dr. Mitchell Cohen

Psychiatry
Philadelphia, PA
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Philadelphia, PA

Address

833 Chestbnut St E Ste 210, Philadelphia, PA
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Aetna

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Psychiatry

Pain Management

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
46 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Safe: Anxiety diosrders are among the most common emotional problems people deal with, so if these disorders were incompatible with safe pregnancy we might ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Anxiety can do it: I suspect your cramps are gastrointestinal and not menstrual since the digestive system is controlled both by the autonomic nervous system that contro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Quiet, rest, etc: General helpful measures: 1. Avoid bright light and loud noise 2. If before 2 pm try a caffeinated beverage 3. If before 2 pm try moderate exercise li... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Mood, energy, etc: If you have bipolar mood disorder or schizophrenia, marijuana can aggravate those illnesses. Children and early adolescents often are unsettled by th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Usually not helpful: To the extent brainwave entrainment and eeg biofeedback teaches you to relax and reduce worry and stress, it helps prevent muscle tension headache or ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Your options: Hair loss at temples, without other thinning areas, can be final adult hairline sculpting. Usually completed by 30, thisis not male pattern baldness (... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Joint, muscle or URI: The most likely causes for your neck discomfort is arthritic change in your cervical spine. The pain comes from spasm of the muscles that overlie the... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Work together: For mild anxiety or depression mindfulness training, other types of meditation, relaxation training, and mild to moderate aerobic exercise can help. I... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Rigidity & Aspergers: People with aspergers are more attuned to their surroundings and more unsettled by changes in their environment or routines. As a result they have mor... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
May be wrong drug: Lexapro (escitalopram) is good for certain anxiety disorders in many patients, but not good for anxiety in all patients. Some patients may get more ag... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Stretch, fix posture: Bending forward is a common provocation of spinal pain. Often shoulders are raised and rolled forward in people with neck and back pain. In proper po... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Exercise regularly: Regular exercise will help with stress and your mood as well as maintain fitness. Vary your fitness routine, exercise 30 minutes at least 3 times per ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Heat, NSAIDs, rest: Piriformis muscle is just below the lower edge of the buttock. Press and roll a golf ball or marble around this area to pinpoint tender areas. Once ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Slow Taper: Discontinuation relapse of mania or depression clearly happens with lithium, especially if stopped quickly. This discontinuation relapse is well docum... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
What is the goal?: Lithium and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be safely used together. More important are the treatment goals. Is Adderall (dex... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Caution: More important than absolute dose of restoril, (temazepam) which shouldn't exceed 30 mg at night, are frequency and duration of use. With daily use fo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Caffeine & bupropion: Nicotine is an unusual drug because it alerts at the same time that it calms us; hence, the smoking by students studying for finals. Caffeine and bupr... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Nervous stomach: The digestive system is controlled by the same nervous system that controls the bladder, sweat glands, and most other organs. Anxiety leads this syste... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
General measures: General helpful measures: 1. Avoid bright light and loud noise 2. If before 2 pm try a caffeinated beverage 3. If before 2 pm try moderate exercise li... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Possible but...: Anxiety can produce tingling, numbness, and other uncomfortable sensations. The burning pain you describe is not the most typical for anxiety and you... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Still high: Usually marijuana continues to produce its psychic and behavioral effects even after years of use. There is a tissue reservoir of the active componen... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Safe: There are no significant interactions between odansetron and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Neck spasm, stress: Temples are a referral area for tension and stiffness in the neck. If you are working for long periods at a computer or leaning over projects, this ca... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Variable: This dose reduction of Anafranil (clomipramine) may not be enough to counter your side effects of reduced memory and concentration. If it is enough, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: This type of neuropathy often causes numbness, tingling and burning of areas of the face. Pain in the teeth is a secondary phenomenon caused activati... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Migraine treatments: Headaches triggered by smells, noise, light, foods, weather, wine, etc. Are usually migraines. Treatments: 1. Avoiding known triggers 2. Dark, quiet r... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes, but caution: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used with hydrocodone to decrease itching and nausea that sometimes happens with hydrocodone. Benadryl (diphenhydram... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
It depends: If you have bipolar mood disorder or schizophrenia, marijuana can aggravate those illnesses. Children and early adolescents often are unsettled by th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not a problem: Generally members of the penicillin family of antibiotics and especially Amoxicillin may falsely produce a urine drug test positive for cocaine. Azith... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Caution: Break-through bleeding on depoprovera is known to occur as a side effect. It also can be a sign of cervical or ovarian problems, so must be reported t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Socially awkward: These toddlers to varying degrees have awkwardness socializing with other children and adults. They may prefer solitary play, be interested n objects ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
It is sleeping but..: Trazadone is commonly used as a sleep aid successfully in many patients. Trazadone's strong antihistamine effects contribute to sleepiness, but some p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Sleep & Mood: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri that can be a very effective antidepressant. Like other ssris, however, Lexapro (escitalopram) does not aid sleep d... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Trigger Finger: You may have an overuse syndrome from typing or texting, which we are seeing much more often as we all do more of it. The most common is trigger finge... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Overdose Emergency: 600 mg is a serious temazepam o.D. That would cause severe sedation, placing person at risk for falls and accidents. Combined with alcohol and/or othe... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Dose response: Anafranil (clomipramine) is a tricyclic drug that requires adjusment to the right daily dose over time to achieve the blood level of medication you ne... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Need more info: The knee is a complex joint that carries a substanial burden of weight and which is moved by powerful muscle forces. Hip joint arthritis is therefore ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Of : Of course more history and an exam are required to give more than general medical possibilities. In addition to suggestions of repetitive stress injur... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Habit & Melatonin: This is a long-standing sleep problem so it will need a multi-part long-term treatment. First, make sure you reduce/eliminate caffeine, esp after 2 pm... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Get checked: I would expect some sedation, clouding of your thinking, even dyspnea after gabapentin. Chest pain, however, is a rare side effect and other causes s... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
A form of it: Fear of humiliation in public is the core abnormal, distressing mental feature of social phobia. For you it is provoked in formal settings, but not wi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Sensitivity, anxiety: Sensation in the scalp is mediated by the trigeminal system, which can cause tingling in the head, even soreness when combing your hair. What activate... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
At least 3 weeks: The fastest i would taper 450 mg of lithium would be 150 mg decrease per week for 3 weeks. Gentle tapers are the safest with lithium, since discontinu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Strong antihistamine: Doxepin is an effective but sedating tricyclic antidepressant. This drug's sedating effect is significantly due to its powerful antihistamine effects.... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Androgens may help: Stopping hrt may have contributed to loss of sex drive. Often low-dose androgen therapy can restore peri-menopausal loss of libido as women lose estro... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Gently after 2 month: For 6 months after this surgery, i would avoid lifting weights to avoid increasing intra-abdominal pressure where you are healing from surgery. Walk... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Reduce carbs & walk: This is always a challenge, but some consistent daily walking for 20-30 min and strictly limiting fast carbs (refined sweets, cakes, candy, bread, pre... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: This is not a problem. While nont necessary i, would take zoloft (sertraline) and the enzymes an hour apart just to be safe.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No big risks: Adderall, a stimulant, and benadryl, (diphenhydramine) an antihistamine, have somewhat opposite effects. Adderall increases alerting brain chemicals l... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Wrong benzos: It is critical to maintain your oral health, which has been shown to correlate with other disease and longevity. I would not use either of these 2 old... Read More

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Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I took it for school this morning and it wore off by now and didnt experience any "bad" feelings, just concentrated and motivated to do work
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Thank you very much! And btw, the question mark at the end of what I wrote was in error if that makes any difference.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! I'm a lowly UVA peasant; now I can rake the mud fields in peace. Thank

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Residency

Francis Scott Key Medical Center

Awards

Top Docs, Philadelphia Magazine
Educator Award, American College of Family Medicine
America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly

Affiliations

Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Psychiatric Association
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