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Dr. Jordan Balter

Psychiatry
Saint Louis, MO
24 years experience male

Locations

LGBTQ Psychiatric Services of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Address

6220 S. Lindbergh Blvd, Suite 203, Saint Louis, MO, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 6:00pm
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Saint Louis, MO

About

Bio

Dr. Balter is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of the State of New Jersey. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois and New Jersey. He treats a range of psychiatric illnesses on an outpatient basis at his practice in St. Louis, MO. His articles have appeared in Schizophrenia Research, Clinical Therapeutics and other noteworthy publications. He is an active member of the ACONP and the AGLP.

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Psychiatry

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Another sleep med: Restoril (temazepam) is generally safe for use for much longer periods of time than 8 days, so first i would suggest you use it as your doctor prescri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Probably not: Did is a fairly rare and controversial diagnosis that is based on the idea of one's personality splitting up into several personalities, one of which ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It depends....: A brief psychotic disorder is defined as lasting under one month, and can be related to many things; sometimes people recover fully. Other brief psyc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Mood: Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Many options: First, it depends what antidepressants you have taken. There are a number of classes you might try, including snri's and perhaps maoi's. Augmentatio... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Options: First gid refers to literally not knowing your physical sex. It might be better to call what you are talking about "gender dysphoria." you will need... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): Fluoxetine is the generic name of prozac. The term fluoxetine level typically refers to the measurable level of the medication or its deriviatives in... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Slow taper and...: First, depending on your age, i would suggest a slower taper of xanax, (alprazolam) even as long as 6 months. Another option might be to ask your doc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
The right dose: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, is not formally indicated for the treatment of OCD and has some interactions, including one with Lithium, that can be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Your relationship: I would suggest that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade. It's great that he has found a good fishing spot, and my advice is to be as suppor... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It can: I agree with the other doctors. However, i would be careful about switching your medication, because it depends what it is being used for. Wellbutri... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: These drinks are stimulants. Stimulants often do exacerbate pain on their own. They can also cause both mood and perceptual problems, including depr... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Weight gain: The first thing you should do is talk to your doctor about whether Depakote is the only med that you can take. Your dose is extremely low, so it is u... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: How many times a day are you taking Klonopin and why do your doctors feel it will help with headaches? Are you taking 0.5mg per day? If so, you coul... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Sure: Haphephobia refers to the fear of being touched. That is all it means. The reason for this fear can be due to a number of things. It may represent ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): While Celexa is one option, and does contain the active ingredient in lexapro, escitalopram, the generic of Lexapro is also available and is probably ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Antipsychotics: These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Also: In the case of dementia, cognitive exercises like playing chess, doing crosswords and listening to classical music have been shown helpful. Other men... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Zolpedem: Temazepam and zolpimist (a form of ambien) are typical hypnotics that are used to help people fall asleep. They generally help with sleep induction b... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Cyclothymic disorder: Is something like a mild form of bipolar disorder. Patients typically cycle through phases of hypomania and depression, but not rapidly as happens in... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Many things: Dextromethorphan itself can cause a sense of anxiety. As dextromethorphan overdose is associated with seizures, it is also possible that you are expe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Maybe: The other docs have answered most of what i would say about cbz. Just wanted to add that nuedexta, currently indicated for psuedobulbar affect, is no... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Maybe: If they truly believe that you could be a danger to yourself they will call 911. On the other hand this is not a reason to not call. If you are thin... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Not unsafe: I agree with the other doctors about everything, however the discontinuation syndrome associated with stopping Paxil (paroxetine) is not unsafe. So t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Methyphenidate: Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a central nervous system stimulant.
A member asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Residential options: People with most dementias deteriorate slowly and require progressivly more restrictve and safer environments. Some options include living with a rel... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Because...: There is no such thing as "age related dementia." the dementias (and there are specific types) are actual illnesses versus mild forgetfulness that do... Read More

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HealthTap member
Dec 13, 2013
First, I would like to state that I have been a patient of Dr. Balter's for one year. I have seen several different psychiatrists over the years. His bedside manner is remarkably different than any of...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Balter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Balter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Doc took me off amitripalin after been on it nearly ten yrs feel as if i want to give up :-(
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Thanks for your quick reply! Will try those...thank you so much...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Top Psychiatrist , Second Place, Missouri - Summer
2013

Affiliations

ACONP
AOA
AGLP
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