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Dr. Paulo Negro Jr

Psychiatry
Silver Spring, MD
34 years experience male

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I am the Associate Medical Director of the Kolmac Clinic. We are located in DC, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Columbia, Baltimore, Towson. We offer Intensive Outpatient treatment for Addiction. I supervise outpatient detoxification of alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates and other addictive substances.

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Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Let go the thoughts: Careful with lorazepam. It can cause ups and downs of anxiety and physical dependence. Antidepressants are the best choice for anxiety. Cognitive ther... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) only works if taken in a steady manner.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Better avoid: If the psychodelics destabilize your bipolar, there is no guarantee it will be back to the way it was before. Bipolar disorder is strange, it does not... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: Congratulations! cigarettes are worse on the lungs than marijuana. The main negative effect of marijuana is in the brain. Pot smokers literally become... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Meditation Practice: Once a week in a group, daily or twice a day x20 minutes. Look at the book zen mind beginnners mind.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
The last dose: Depending the duration of use, the withdrawal is likely. Sometimes things get really bad after stopping the last dose. You should do this under medica... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Nothing: Don't waste your money on these kind of tests. It is how you feel, how you think, how you take care of yourself that matters.
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A male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Clear limits: I can't answer if the pain requires an opiate. However, i can say that from an addiction perspective, i tell patients that they must make it public (i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Side effect: Speak with your physician. This is not a normal reaction to strattera (atomoxetine). When it happens, it happens early in treatment. Some patients can... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
A known unknown: We know the atd initial actions, but the brain transmitters and circuitry adapt in a complex manner. Some people relapse, some do fine when they stop.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: It is difficult to predict the severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It may cause increase of heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, confusion, and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
This is a BZD wd!: Nitrazepam is a benzodiazepine. The withdrawal can be very difficult and prolonged. It is better to do this under medical supervision. It looks like i... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Suboxone is helpful: Suboxone (buprenorphine + naloxone) will decrease cravings for opiates and the risk of relapse. It is very helpful to treat withdrawal from opiates. D... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Both are eliminated from the body the same way. It does not matter how they get in. The effects are related to how fast Cocaine gets in ; out the brai... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
See a psychiatrist: Many people with memory problems do not have alzheimer's. It is a common complaint of people with depression, for example. Chronic stress can also cau... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Addiction: In the current diagnostic code, "abuse" is reserved for a milder form of addiction than the diagnosis of dependence. Just think of addiction as an abn... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
How to stop xanax (alprazolam): The withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam) is difficult and can take weeks. You can either convert to a long acting benzo or substitute xanax (alprazolam)... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No fear: Don't be afraid of the medication. Be honest with family and friends as well as with the physician. You can always stop a medication that you don't li... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 34 years experience
It is safe: It is safe to cut the films. Cover them after cutting. If you expose them to air, they may lose their effect.
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Aug 25, 2013
DR. NEGRO IS EASY TO AGREE WITH. I'M COMFORTABLE WITH HIS OUTLOOK.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Negro Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Negro Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Medicine, Brazil
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Medicine, Brazil
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

University Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Residency

Institute of Psychiatry, HC-FMUSP, Brazil

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

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