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Dr. Vanja Kondev

Psychiatry
Stratford, CT
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Stratford, CT

Address

3241 Main Street, Stratford, CT
Directions

Fax

(203) 283-9372

About

Bio

General and Addiction Psychiatry

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Cymbals : Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes weight gain in a very small number of patients. This would not change if combined with plaquenil.
A female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting sedative. The calming effect should be immediate.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia is very common and resolves on it's own. If it persists and causes impaired daily function please consult your physician.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Fantasy vs Reality: It's important to distinguish between real and perceived threats.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine) : Changes in standing blood pressure are common with paxil (paroxetine). In most cases it does improve in the first week after a dose change. If it pers... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Weight gain: All antidepressants can cause weight gain as part of their side-effect profile. In the case of Cymbalta (duloxetine) it's uncommon.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Medication: Most primary care physicians are comfortable with prescribing antidepressants. L.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Sex drive: Assuming that there are no active physical problems, i would recommend talking to a therapist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Schizophrenia : Genetically based chronic psychiatric illness. Treatment provides symptom relief.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Sleep: Consider discussing a change in your daily regimen or the type of pain medication you're prescribed at this time, with your physician prior to conside... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Mood swings : Patients with mixed mood states should discuss the possible use of mood stabilizers with their physician , including anti-epileptics, lithium and seco... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Weight gain: Changing to an antipsychotic that is weight neutral in conjunction with weight management should be considered in consultation with your provider.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) : Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause weight gain in some patients. Once discontinued patients are able to loose the extra weight with appropriate diet.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Anxiety: Yes heartburn can commonly be caused by anxiety, i would still recommend a medical work up to rule out other possible cause.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): Standard dosing of xanax (alprazolam) up to 2mg three times per day for severe anxiety.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Celexa (citalopram) : Celexa is available in generic form and has the same active ingredient as lexapro (escitalopram).
A female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Neurological event: Your husband should have a full medical and neurological work up as soon as possible. He is experiencing an acute neurological event that can be trans... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Opiates: Please consult a psychiatrist since problems with opiate use are very common.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Cold medication : Most night time cold medication does contain anti-histamines that can induce sleep.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Risperidone: Risperidone is used to treat psychosis and mood disturbances.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine): Atypical neuroleptic commonly used in the treatment of psychosis and mood disorders.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Drug interactions: There are no significant interactions that you should be worried about.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Risperidone: Risperidone is commonly prescribed for the treatment of psychosis and as an adjunct in the treatment of severe mood disorders.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline) : Yes, in rare cases zoloft (sertraline) can cause an increase in the level of anxiety. You should discuss this with the prescribing physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Anxiety: Current treatment of anxiety disordeds is safe for patients wit history of hear disease, including ssri's , snri's and benzodiazepines.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kondev is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kondev is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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How does the brain in those folks with schizophrenia?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!i appreciate ur time

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, Yugoslavia
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Kondev

Awards

Top Psychiatrist , Third Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013
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