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Dr. Walter Root

Psychiatry
San Antonio (Stone Oak), TX
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Antonio (Stone Oak), TX

Address

Stone Oak Mental Health Group, 20079 Stone Oak Parkway Ste 1285, San Antonio (Stone Oak), TX
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(210) 468-1833

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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes : Yes you can live a normal life if you are on proper mood stabilizing medications, avoid antidepressants and avoid benzos such as xanax (alprazolam). ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Anxiety : Anxiety is difficult to treat but we have several meds that are safer than benzodiazepines (xanax (alprazolam) and klonazepam) and have a good track r... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Switch Medicines: Saphris (asenapine) and Invega are both great choices and weight gain is extremely rare. Most indiviuals lose weight swithching to one of these meds a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes : Ssri's can disrupt rem sleep, resulting in fatigue and afternoon drowsiness.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Emsam: Emsam is a patch from of an maoi. It was developed to get around dietary and medication restrictions of moai's and there has never been a hypertensiv... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Medical School: A psychiatrist went to medical school and completed a 4 year residency in psychiatry treating patients, doing therapy and learning about psychological... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Paxil increase serotonin, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) increase serotonin and norepinephrine. You can overload on serotonin and have a severe and life th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
MD, PHD, Masters : A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (md or do) and is trained in anatomy, psychotherapy and medications, a psychologist holds a phd and is trained in p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Valium: Valium is a benzo... Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxer.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes : The better answer is to get onto a medicine that does not cause movement disorders so you do not have to take a second medication to counter side eff... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Norepeniphrine: Prozac increases only serotonin while Cymbalta (duloxetine) increase both serotonin and norepinephrine. Never quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) suddenly or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: There are no reports of increased cholesterol while on zoloft (sertraline).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Fear being abandoned: Borderline patients fear being abandoned and take drastic steps to avoid abandonment. They view others as all bad or all good and suicide is a very r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Sertraline only works to increase serotonin. It is not an maoi.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: All medications in this class, benzodiazepines, are category d -- known to cause birth defects in humans.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
4 to 5 weeks: Prozac (fluoxetine) has a half life of 7 days and it takes at least 4 half lifes or more to clear your body.
A member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Elavil (amitriptyline) : Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant with a multitude of side effects. Given your issues with sleep and anxiety, i would recommend yo... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Find : Find a psychiatrist who will take a full history. I am not sure, with failing 4 good antidepressants, that you only suffer from depression. You may n... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Taking both together and lead to excessive somnolence and more serious issues.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not usually: Both work on the same receptor as alcohol. You may become clumsy and fall and long term amy have an addiction... Meaning withdrawal symptoms includin... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
In rare cases: Not usually. The biggest problem with Abilify (aripiprazole) is it binds to the Dopamine receptor very tightly and can make you restless. If you are... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Over one week: The half life of Suboxone can be up to 44 hours so it is traceable for up to 8 days.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: There are no interactions between Allegra (fexofenadine) and valium.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Morning: Most ssri's can be activating and interrupt your ability to sleep.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: I can cause other symptoms, but hair loss is not one of them.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Percocet os oxycodone, an opiod stimulant and tylenol (acetaminophen). Neither affects serotonin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Both meds increase serotonin -- may result in a serious condition known as serotonin syndrome that may be life threatening.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Perhaps: You may be allergic to deplin.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Root is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Root is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

John Peter Smith Hospital

Residency

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Awards

Leading Physician of the World & Top Psychiatrist in Texas, International Association of Healthcare Professionals
2014 Patients Choice Award
2013 Patients Choice Award

Affiliations

Bexar County Psychiatric Society
Member Neuroscience Education Institute
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