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Dr. David Carlson

Psychiatry
City, CT
44 years experience male

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Address 1, Address 2, City
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(555) 555-5555

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Psychiatry

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English

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A 28-year-old male asked:
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Severe pain warrants: Severe pain warrants further investigation. It could simply be rebound from overuse of analgesics but you are a young guy and I would want to rule ou... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Depends: If that is her daily routine, she may have trained her liver to quickly metabolize alcohol. But chances are that she will not pass this test.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Lots . . .: Decreased appetite, anxiety, trouble with sleep initiation, altered mood, altered belief in individual capabilities and risk of attempting things you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Yes: Ept (from the pharmacy) kits are quite accurate but not 100%. Try repeating the test if you want or go to your doctor for a blood test.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
See your doctor: Brown discharges are not normal from the vagina and could reflect infection, contamination, or more esoteric things, you need a proper vaginal examin... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Curable, but . . .: Treatment must kill all the lice & anything (or person) you have close contact with must be free of lice or you will risk re-infestation. This is ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Maybe-if weight gain: Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) & Zyprexa are different,used for same diagnoses. Thyroid dysfunction may be common in major psychiatric c... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Possible, yes . . .: Certainly it is possible, but not likely. Since we observe food cravings but can't really define cause scientifically, we tend to attributed it to hor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
YES: Unprotected sex, no form of contraception (pulling out is roulette, not contraception)- the sperm can live up to 72 hours as they work their way throu... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Do what you enjoy: Having medically related volunteer activities may help you realize if this is fhe career for you, but they have little "real world" relevance to getti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Does anyone complain: The question to answer first is do you "smell of poop" or not. I would like to know if those around you complain or point out the odor. If the answ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Not much: You could be having an early period, or had a missed period. I would be more concerned if this was happening often or if the flow was particularly hea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
An prescriber: There are no special controls on Viagra, (sildenafil) though few insurance companies will cover its cost. It is a good idea to have an iternist be sur... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Maybe: Kind of depends if you have engaged in sexual activity with your beloved. Being married (or not) has no effect on becoming pregnant.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Most likely: Lack of discharge, lack of pain would indicate infection is resolved, However, what may set you up for the infection is narrow opening from sinus into... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Sure: Go old school- doxepin is even sold under brand name Silenor at ultra-low doses as sleep aid. For depression of course dosing would be higher.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
You can't: You might be able to get it prescribed, but I believe that the UK does not 'perscribe' any medication. Get over to the National Health clinic or po... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Lawyers: Basically it used to be unlawful and considered bad form to advertise medication to the public. Pharmaceutical companies, advertisers, etc., went to c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Placebo: Thee is no natural product that has any proven efficacy in this matter. However, if you think the green M&Ms help you, then by all means continue ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Tubal ligation: Tubal ligation simply prevents (usually) the ovum and sperm from meeting. The cycle itself is governed by hormonal fluxuation. Do you get regular exam... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
See your doctor!: Enlargement of lymph nodes is not a known symptom of depression- usually a result of an infection in the area of body drained by the lymph node and, i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Likely an allergy: Not a 'big deal' allergy but as you work out you tend to dehydrate, nasal passages dry out and are more sensitive to allergens in air. Hydrate before ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil) is not libido: Viagra (sildenafil) is a medication that as a side effect can reduce blood flow out of the spongy tissue of the penis, leaving you with an erection. L... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Look at home: If you are okay everywhere but home, than home contains the problem. You need to look at home environment, ideally with a good therapist, to see what ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Pharmacy: Licensed pharmacies, preferably US or Canada, as elsewhere you will likely get a 'look alike' drug that can contain anything (including potentially da... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Yes- but . . .: Any of the amphetamine based psychotstimulants likely would provide a mood boost (though I would favor tapering off any other antidepressants firsts).... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Don't bother: I would recommend you avoid such products that have never been medically/scientifically tested and essentially depend on slick advertising for sales. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Shin splints: Or the equivalent thereof, all bones have a membrane covering them that can be torn/broken from injury even in the absence of a fracture. It can be ex... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Anyone else complain: Wash, clean clothes, clean outerclothes and clean shoes, plus judicious use of deodorant. Also, have you seen a dentist recently? Gum diseae can lea... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
End of life care: At home, in hospital. Or in special center where goal is to maximize comfort- not extend life- of someone with a fatal and painful illness. At its be... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Antipsychotic: So-called atypical antipsychotic, originally sold by lilly pharmaceuticals as zyprexa (olanzapine) but ow available as generic. Quite effective for p... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Don't worry: Vaginal discharges run the gamut, assuming you were not using barrier protection you probably had a mixture of your own natural discharge mixed with h... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
See your doctor: Brown discharges are not normal from the vagina and could reflect infection, contamination, or more esoteric things, you need a proper vaginal examin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
44 years experience
Hard to say: If the menstrual cycle is irregular, by definition that time between menstruation can vary from days to weeks. If this is a problem, you might discuss... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carlson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carlson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I learned what agoraphbia is, sorry u have that anxiety I get anxtious all the time.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez
Graduated 1978MD

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