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Dr. Herbert Popolow

Clinical Psychology
Danville, PA
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Danville, PA

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2438 Snydertown Rd, Danville, PA
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BA Temple Univ. 1970 MS Villanova Univ 1972 PhD Texas Christian Univ 1976 Post-doctoral Fellowship Tulane univ 1978 Internship Johns Hopkins Univ 1980

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Clinical Psychology

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English

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2 to 8 weeks: You shoud see improvement in symptoms in two to six weeks if you're being treated for depression.
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Imagination : Your brain is the most important organ for sex. Get enough sleep, decrease stress in your life, get proper nutrition, learn to relax deeply, and learn... Read More
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See a doctor: Not sleeping well can be a sign of a psychiatric disorder or medical problem. It appears that you are not eating well also. Likewise, this can be a sy... Read More
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Small likelihood: It depends on birth control method in addition to condom. With condom and no ejaculation, it is possible to get pregnant. It only take a tiny amount o... Read More
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Stimulation: The most important organ involved in sex drive is the brain. Most people are stimulated by a specific preferece, such as asian women, latex, sexy nigh... Read More
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Possible: Wearing a condom will not afford any protection from sucking on a breast. If the breast is producing milk and any blood is present in the milk, the ri... Read More
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Anxiety and depressi: Anxiety and depression are common problems.. Have her see a psycchiatrist or psychologist to be properly diagnosed. There are very effective treatment... Read More
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Diagnosis: See a psychiatrist or psychologist for a psychological assessment. The doctor may conduct a thorough interview and provide some simple questionaires f... Read More
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Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a potent stimulant used to treat attention deficit disorders, sleep disorders, depression, et... Read More
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Questionable: First, it would be informative to know why you are taking these medications. Risperdal is primarily an antipsychotic and Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)... Read More
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Get therapy: Many people have this problem. It's called obsessive-compulsive disorder. Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy is very effective in treating this disord... Read More
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Antipsychotic: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat symptoms of psychosis, usually associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It can be effective in red... Read More
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Axiety: Sounds like you're suffering from anxiety caused by severe stress. When you are very anxious, your muscles tighten and you expend a lot of energy. Hen... Read More
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Poor circulation: That position may hamper blood flow or involve excessive muscle tention causing cramping. Recommend you try other positions like being on top, side or... Read More
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Eliminated most meds: Ssri type antidepressants are usually prescribed for lasting results. Benzodiazepines like valium, ativan, and Klonopin (clonazepam) are in another c... Read More
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Problems: Frequent bouts of anger can raise your blood pressure, damage your heart, upset your digestive system, lead to painful muscle aches, etc. Being angry... Read More
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Don't worry: Fear is the enemy of sex. Intercourse is not absolutely necessary for good sex. Learn to relax and focus your attention on your 5 senses instead of ru... Read More
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Androgen blocker: An androgen receptor blocker like cyproterone acetate can certainly reduce your sex drive, but it is unlikely to completely eradicate it. I would sugg... Read More
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Yes: There is a genetic predisposition for bipolar disorder. I cannot say whether or not you have such a predisposition. It is certainly possible that you... Read More
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Get help: See a psychologist or psychiatrist who is experienced in treating depression. Depression is a very life-sapping condition. Stop being miserable. There... Read More
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Depends: Drinking in moderation will probably have no ill effects. Drinking heavily is rarely good for you, especially when taking prescribed medication. Discu... Read More
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Yes but risky: Brain surgery for psychiatric disorders is rare because of unwanted side effects, including loss of memory, inability to plan and organize behavior, s... Read More
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Yes: Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (cbt) can be helpful. There are specific suggestions for better sleep.
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Group therapy: A doctor who offers group therapy, usually a psychologist, may also be helpful, especially with individuals also suffering from social anxiety disorde... Read More
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Don't self manage: Suicidal thought are usually a serious sign of depression. Don't try to manage these thoughts alone. You might even make them worse. See a psychiatris... Read More
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It's normal: Each individual has a unique preference for how often sex is desired. You should see a physician to determine if there is a medical problem interferin... Read More
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Yes: Worrying about acid reflux and the stress from discomfort and pain can cause anxiety.
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Attention Disorder: You may have attention deficit disorder. You should see a psychiatrist or psychologist for a full evaluation. If you don't pay attention to something,... Read More
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Maybe: Some people learn better when presented with visual information, some with auditory, and some by doing regardless of iq. Some psychologist propose up ... Read More
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Cognitive-behavioral: Low self esteem is an epidemic in the usa. Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy helps you to question your self defeating thoughts and beliefs. We all t... Read More
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Obsession: It sounds like you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder characterized by obsessive thinking. There are very effective treatments for this disorder. ... Read More
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Relax: You don, t have to be an enlightened guru to practice a simple meditation technique called "mindfulness". Take a deep full breath (hold one hand on yo... Read More
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Gaining weight: If you are also purging, the consequences to your health are greatly increased. You should seek professional help from a psychologist or psychiatrist.
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Not much: Acetylcholine (ach) is a neurotransmitter involved in learning and memory. It is unlikely that choline supplements will boost activity of this neurotr... Read More
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Probably not: Panic attacks trigger the autonomic nervous system to increase heart rate and blood pressure. You may interpret the increased heart rate as something ... Read More
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Bad idea: Although Klonopin (clonazepam) is one of the more slow acting benzodiazepines, the effectives declines with time. Taking two at a time will be more po... Read More
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Anxiety: An absessed tooth is a serious problem. You must see a dentist as soon as possible. But, first go to a qualified doctor who is trained to treat phobia... Read More
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Nutrition: You can see a physician who specializes in weight loss. You can also see a nutritionist and fitness expert to lose weight safely. As you begin to see ... Read More
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Ger re-evaluated: I recommend being evaluated by a physician for possible medical problems. I negative, see a psychiatrist or psychologist to re- assess for depression ... Read More
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Get treatment: I hope you're seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist. If not, please do so. The best thing to do is get treated for panic disorder. I assume you have b... Read More
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Good health: First, make sure he is taking good care of himself. Good nutrition and enough sleep are important. Exercise is also helpful. If the man is under a lot... Read More
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Don't worry: Abreaction is just a fancy was of saying emotional release. You will not lose consciousness, you won't lose your mind, and you will be able to rememb... Read More
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Baby steps: I recommend you find a psychologist with experience in using cognitive -behavioral approaches to psychotherapy. Desensitization to anxiety-provoking s... Read More
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Increased stress: During the course of a day, you build up stress from school, work, family and social obligations, etc. By the end of the day, when you go to sleep, al... Read More
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Low self-esteem: When you have experienced a traumatic experience, some times you may believe you could have done more to help yourself and others. You may then believ... Read More
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Yes: While it's never a good idea to mix medications with alcohol, it is likely that you will be fine.
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Response prevention: A behavioral technique called response prevention is effective in treating many compulsions. Obsessions are often reduced by desensitization. Talking ... Read More
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Depression/Anxiety: The difficulty with concentration, and lack of energy indicate depressive symptoms. It's also noted you have dizziness and dry mouth which are common ... Read More
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Possible: It probably depends on what type of neurological damage you're referring to. However, chronic stress can cause a host of physical problems, including ... Read More
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Mild stimulant: Prozac (fluoxetine) can have mild stimulant effects which may interfere with your sleep. Increased irritability may also occur. Tell your doctor abou... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Popolow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Popolow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your response. Waiting for an AD to work, especially after little success with a diff one, can be nerve wrecking.
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Could 20 yrs of army service as bomb dog handler/military police non combat, cause GAD and panic disorder with agrabaphobia
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hard to move on after all she has done, but think we both know better

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Danville, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Danville, PA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Publications

From Dud to Stud: The Elicitation of copulatory behavior in male rats.
The effects of perinatal androstenedione on sexual behavior of female rats
Enriched Environment alters effects of prepuberal medial preoptic lesions in male rats
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