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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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
See below: Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophren... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
You bet: Physical and sexual trauma as a child often shows itself with personality issues as well as mood disorders in adults. Psychotherapy is nearly always r... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
You'd get help: Pregnancy can pull your hormones out of whack and might cause anxiety disorders. Even though you're pregnant, there are safe ways (including some medi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
No: Light exposure can improve what is called seasonal affective disorder, which is a type of depression. But that's light, not tanning. Most experts now ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Plenty of pro's : There are plenty of mental health professionals out there at community mental health centers, in private practice and at univeristy medical programs. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
That's tough: I'm assuming bpd means borderline personality disorder. If you haven't tried it yet, find a person trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and get i... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Probably, but....: Don't get so dependent on the xanax (alprazolam) you can't stop it. Use it only as long as your having discomfort. If you are off the depakote, then g... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Don't drive: Those two medications are both capable of sedation and slowing your reaction time. Mixing them is risky if you're doing anything that requires good at... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
That's ok but...: Ginko biloba can interfere with anticoagulants and high doses may not be so good. Is it really helping your memory? The only way to be sure is to qui... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Sometimes: I have several transsexuals in my practice. Some have been happy with the hormonal treatments and the removal of testes. Others have had implants.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Controversial: Don't believe the movies about 'truth serum'. Amytal interviews are helpful with people who are simply too anxious to openly speak of conflictual issu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Quit worrying: Nystagmus is a common side effect of benzodiazepines, of which xanax (alprazolam) is one. Changes in equilibrium can come from too much xanax (alprazo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
It's a mystery: This is a disorder that tends to run in families, so we know there is some genetic component. But that doesn't mean if someone in your family has bipo... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Drug screening?: Are you asking how long before a drug screen is negative? If so, there is nothing i know of to hasten that. Most Cocaine is gone in a matter of a few ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Sing: Sing "happy birthday to you". By the time you've finished the song, you've washed long enough. (sing it to yourself; you never know who is in earshot.... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Anxiety?: The way you ask the question, it's pretty obvious you're worried about an unplanned pregnancy. Anxiety can cause physical symptoms. That's called soma... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
No reason???: Maybe the reason is something unresolved that's nagging you more than you think. It's also possible you have a type of mood disorder where the mood sw... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
You'd be sleepy: Chlorpromazine is a drug that has tranquilizing side effects. It has no abuse potential, so why in the world would you take it without a reason? By th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
A med change?: Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssris cause some folks to crave sweets, ice cream, etc. That's where the weight gain comes from. Controlling cortisol isn... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Depression or ??: Those symptoms could certainly mean you have a depression and might need an antidepressant, but there are other medical problems with similar symptoms... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
What's being treated: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is essentially Effexor only not available generically. Vyvanse suggests you're being treated for either adhd or some sort of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Puzzling: Usually good diet, exercise and mindfulness are helpful for mood disorders. Perhaps you're one of those folks who such things to excess and your docto... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
APN: I think you're talking about an advanced nurse practitioner, rns with extra training, in most states supervised by psychiatrists. Apn's can diagnose a... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not likely but yes: The actual time from the contraction of the virus until symptoms appear can take years, according to the center for disease control (cdc). Therefore, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Could be: Antidepressants can have a variety of minor hormonal side effects. Keep an eye on your calendar for another couple of months and see if it persists. I... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Try Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine hcl is vitamin b6. It's available over the counter. Some get relief using it just the week before menses; others use it every day. Experime... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Mood instability: Stop now before you create permanent changes, which can happen with chronic use. Abstinence often starts with both craving and a desire to sleep a lot... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
There's no test: The diagnosis is based upon your history of symptoms. It does tend to run in families but there's a lot more too it. All those horror stories you've h... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Yes: They don't interact. Both should be used 'as needed' not regularly.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: If you have a resolving depression, you may be able to get off Risperidone and biperiden, but that's something you need to talk to your doc about. If ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
You're not alone: This is a pretty common story in my experience. Certain personality disorders with narcissistic, antisocial or borderline traits are characterized by ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
EKG?: There's an outside chance you have something called mitral valve prolapse causing your pain. It's not life-threatening but should be checked out by yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
A friendly hour: Usually the first visit is from 45 to 909 minutes and involves a pretty extensive history-taking as well as some discussion of treatment options for d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
It could: Methadone is a narcotic. Narcotics can cause all sorts of emotional changes. If you've started Methadone to get off illegal opiates, your 'aggravation... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
What's schizophrenia: Dissoiciative disorder is losing a sense of self. In its extreme (which is way overdiagnosed) is multiple personality. Schizophrenia is disorganized t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Hard to say: Stephiebelleiz, your question isn't very clear. Are you asking if you now have muscle slowing and you used to use opiates or certain tranquilizers? If... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Zero?: There is no such thing as zero sex hormones. Is your partner consulting an md or do? If it's some other sort of 'practitioner' they are giving poor i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
A quick answer: Google the following: "borderline personality disorder" and dsm. You'll find all the criteria psychiatrist use to make that diagnosis. You'll also get... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
No good answer: She's got a big problem and it's going to take a firm hand from people who care. Withdrawal from stimulants doesn't typically cause cramps and the lik... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not much longer: Actually i don't know if you got Haldol (haloperidol) in a shot or a pill which could make a difference. There's also a long-acting shot, but i doubt ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Natural?: By natural, i'm assuming you mean without extra hormonal supplements. Many therapists who deal with sexual dysfunction recommend "changing things up" ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Talk to a pro: There are many causes of anxiety and several different treatment options. Try to steer clear of long-term use of anti-anxiety medications called benzo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Good - probably: If you 'have to go', that means you've done something to cause concern by somebody outside your family. It's pretty rare for things to get that bad an... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Look at these: I think the evidence is the contrary: gabapentin (neurontin) as add-on therapy in patients with partial seizures: a double-blind, placebo-controlle... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Child psych's: There are clinical psychologists (who are phd's) who have additional training and certification in working with children. Although many social workers... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Hard to tell: Frankly, all teens are a bit off in mood from time to time. Depression that lasts more that a few days - especially if accompanied by changes in appet... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Several options: Try different positions. Try the 'squeeze technique'. (google that if you don't know what that is.) practice 'holding it' with self-stimulation us... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Stick with MD/DOs: You'll find someone who 'believes in fibromyalgia.' i must tell you that part of the problem is that there is no specific test for fibromyalgia and a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Not for everybody: Medical marijuana is a term that describes a whole array of edible and smokeable forms of pot. Some forms work better on one person than on another. P... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Seen a doctor yet?: Parkour, your question isn't clear, but you've been waiting a while, so here goes: it's possible you have a clinical depression as that can feel (and ... 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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