Dr. Charles Barnhart

Psychiatry
Galveston, TX
50 years experience male

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Psychiatry

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English

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159 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
A month or two: In theory low levels of folate (folic acid) could cause neurotransmitter deficiencies, which could be corrected by l-methylfolate (folic acid) supplem... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
No: However, a person with an eating disorder who has lost a lot of weight will be able to feel the pulsation of their aorta.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Another thought: Premature ejaculation is sort of 'in the eyes of the beholder.' I'm presuming it's a problem for one or both of you. There are some antidepressants t... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not much, yet: You're exceeding what most physicians consider the maximum for your age and sex - about 3 drinks/day about 5 days/week. All this a bit arbitrary, of ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Probably not: Even-though, there is a long history of use of shilajit in traditional indian medicine, shilajit unfortunately lacks scientific evaluation and systema... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
It depends: A lot has to do with how you've learned to see stress. If you came from a family where stress was viewed as something bad, you're likely to react nega... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
It depends: Lots of people can stop that dose 'cold turkey' . Others may have to cut the dose down slowly of a few months. Most people fall in the middle. That is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Doubt it: I've never heard of such a relationship. Eating disorders are tough on developing fetuses, but most of that is nutritional. Addison's is a disorder of... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Odd question: Maybe a better question is, "why am i using meth when i'm already in enough trouble?" time to get serious and talk to a substance abuse counselor. Tr... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Can't say here: So yes, it's likely that increasing your dose would increase its effect, but it's not really the role of doctors here to dictate your treatment or 'pr... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Yes, but: Autism is much more commonly diagnosed now. Some think it's diagnosed too often. As a 49 year old, you went to school at a time when mild autistic dis... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Depends: Sometims a type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy is what's needed. Sometimes drugs called benzodiazepines are used, but that should b... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Maybe, but...: That combination of symptoms might be a case where the anxiety isn't the cause but an effect. You should have a talk with your family doctor or an int... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Be patient: Some women have increased libido while pregnant; others have less. There's probably a relationship between high Progesterone levels but keep in mind t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
YEs: Diet and exercise are biggies. Dealing with stressors and unresolved psychological and situational conflicts is another. Getting enough sunlight is ye... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not unusual: Not every woman has your problem but lots do. It's time for you and hubby to have a heart to heart talk. Having a baby is supposed to be uncomfortabl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not much: Autism scores don't really explain the magnitude of the disorder as much as they do help confirm what is already suspected. At your age, i'm assuming ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
No: There's no correlation between the sex of a child and the risk of post-partum depression.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Could be chemical: You are a good candidate for a chat with a psychiatrist. Especially if you have a family history of depression, this could be a chemical thing that's ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Why atypicals?: It really depends on why your doctor gave you an atypical in the first place. These drugs are used appropriately for schizophrenia and other thought d... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Selfishness: In a word, selfishness. It's a bit more complex than that but basically people with this personality type will opt for choices that are most likely to... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Nope: There's no evidence that psychotropic drugs have any positive or negative effects on ageing. What one does have to look out for however, is the potent... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Hyperventillation: If you're very nervous, you beathe more heavily and frequently. That blows off co2 and that can cause a change in your acid/base balance which frequen... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Yes: Edamame is young soy beans. Are we talking about a lot of edamame? Soy increases female hormonal levels. Not the greatest thing for testosterone level... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Depends: Sertraline makes some people drowsy. For them, it should be taken at night. Others feel it has a caffeine effect; for them it's a morning pill. Either... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Globus hystericus: That's the fancy name for what your describing. It can be due to anxiety, but sometimes it's due to the cartilage in your neck needed minor surgical a... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
No: Neither drug causes glaucoma. It sounds like you've been diagnosed with glaucama. Neither drug you mentioned caused it. There are psychiatric drugs th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
No: His fluid retention sounds cardiovascular. Ambien (zolpidem) won't affect that but any sleeping pill is a bit riskly when congestive heart failure mig... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Probably: This is a decision you should only make after letting you doctor know. Paxil (paroxetine) can have what we call 'poop out' effect. That usually means ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Nocturnal anxiety: That's usually a form of panic disorder. The first thing to do is to be sure you don't have a medical condition that could cause it. Examples are sl... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not always: Psychotic depression usually entails impairment in reality testing. In other words delusions - usually of guilt but sometimes persecution. It's also ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Let's talk terms: Gender dysphoria is an old term that used to describe a person who didn't like being homosexual. Now it has come to mean a person who would have prefe... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Start with a workup: Spend an hour with a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist who can get a history and steer you in the right direction. There are several subgroups of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Keep 'em functioning: Mental health clinics, public or private, offer counseling and medication when appropriate. Some mental health problems are 'curable'; others are 'man... Read More
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Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not likely: You first need to know the cause. Herbal supplements are neither fda approved nor are they recommended to treat any disease. Costochondritis is an inf... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Intriguing: There are some early research studies that suggest that pregnenalone may indeed do what you're describing. It's too early to consider it a psychiatric... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Lifestyle choices?: Bored with work; bored with school; not bored with playing games? Sounds like you need to take a hard look at what you've chosen to do with your life.... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Yes: Your doctor is using modest doses. If he/she prescribed them, and you don't trust his/her judgment, it's time to get a second opinion.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: "emotional breakdown" or "nervous breakdown" are lay terms. Depression can be too, but it's also a term psychiatrist use to describe a syndrome of di... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Is 47 young?: Do you mean you're not ejaculating? That's usually what's called 'retrograde ejaculation' and it's usually a medication side effect.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Stop doing it.: I doubt you've permanently damaged yourself, but maybe this is a message: quit messing up your body! what you're doing is called 'polysubstance abuse'... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Yes, but not now!: Protected sex til his warts are treated. After that some form of contraception until you're really, really sure this is the guy. You don't want to hav... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Run the other way!: This is way, way inappropriate. Please consult a psychiatrist or psychologist you can trust and get a referral elsewhere.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Don't be scared: Somebody's doing you a favor. Xanax (alprazolam) is an awful drug to use chronically. Your doctor switched you to a long-acting benzodiazepine to help... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Diminish: Tolerance develops with chronic exposure. Use a rescue inhaler every day and it loses its effectiveness. Take an amphetamine every day and its 'side e... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not anxiety?: Both ocd and mdd have anxiety as a component. If your doctor is giving you medication for one or both of these, they should help with anxiety over tim... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Yes, but: This looks like a question you should be asking your doctor. I guess what troubles me is that this sounds like you're getting these two drugs from two... Read More
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Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
The state is watchin: All amphetamine salts in all states must be written on traceable paper prescriptions. In addition, pharmacies report all prescription by name and vita... Read More
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Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
It depends: Although withdrawal from tomifen is not uncommon having bad mood swings from that is uncommon. Do you have pre-existing depressive disorder? If so, y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not much: That is unless you're abusing alcohol. Otherwise a few drinks now and then shouldn't matter. If you've got a drinking problem however, it's time to ge... Read More
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Apr 26, 2014
one of the best psychiatrist in Galveston area. I highly recommend this dedicated doctor.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Barnhart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Barnhart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. Only mentioned culture for tips, so I wouldn't offend her culture/ traditions, etc. Said items burned, calmed down.Try 4 morehelp
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Your exactly rite. I agree totally but I'm an addict and have battled this for many years. I've been counseled so much I need counciliing
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I was just asking on behave off the wife Thank You kindly

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, TX
Graduated 1974MD

Awards

Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
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