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Dr. Charles Nemeroff

Psychiatry
MIAMI, FL
42 years experience male

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Office

Miami, FL

Address

1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 1455, Miami, FL
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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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87 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Absolutely not: Fluoxetine does not interfere with plan b's mechanism of action.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Depends on symptoms: If you have a psychiatric condition that would be helped by antidepressants such as severe anxiety or depression, then you should seriously consider t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
No withdrawal : Unlike other antidepressants such as Paxil and effexor, (venlafaxine) discontinuation of Lexapro is not associated with withdrawal.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Quite a while: The half life of this drug is 20-50 hours, which is the time for half of it to be excreted.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
A Very long time: Partly depends on whether it is used on a regular basis or intermittently. It does accumulate in fat tissue and takes weeks to be completely excreted.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Less than we thought: Surprisingly little data have emerged suggesting long term deleterious effects of maternal Cocaine abuse. That is not to say that there are no such ef... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Yes: There is a high rate of somatic symptoms, including pain, in depressed patients.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Depends: If ovaries are also removed, absolutely not. If ovaries intact, yes.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Yes: Valium does. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) does not.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Not bad: These symptoms can be effectively treated. See a psychiatrist for a thorough evaluation.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Not uncommon: Some but not all patients describe emotional blunting when taking the ssri antidepressant medications.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
A bit more than othe: You are at a slightly higher risk than the general population but not by much. Remember that a very high % of folks who reach age 85 develop alzheimer... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Increased heart rate: Physical effects include increased blood pressure and heart rate, insomnia, sweating, euphoria, decreased appetite and increased anxiety. At high do... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Rarely bipolar disor: Many psychiatric disorders have a large genetic contribution to vulnerability including bipolar disorder (67% of the risk), schizophrenia (50%) an... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
In general yes: Yes but it largely depends on the dose of each.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Attend Al-Anon: Encourage her to attend aa or na, ask her how you can help her remain drug free and with her permission talk to her therapists.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Psychotherapy: There are several scientifically evidence-based psychotherapies including cognitive behavior therapy (cbt) and interpersonal psychotherapy (ipt) and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
See a physician: You should be evaluated by a neurologist or internist to rule out other causes of your symptoms. They might be due to ear problems or a variety of oth... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Not uncommon: Seen in patients with depression and bipolar disorder and in those with hypertension.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Depends on dose: It depends on the length of time that you have been on the Paxil (paroxetine) and what the dose is. If you are on the maximum dose for 12 weeks or lon... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Not likely. : Serotonin syndrome is difficult to diagnose and mimics many other side effects and syndromes. It is a rare event and most often seen with combinations... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Probably not: Monitor the 14 yo for 24 hours. If there was no loss of consciousness and there are no symptoms of dizziness, altered mentation, unusual thinking, m... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Focus on own health : Overly preoccupied with one's own health with frequent visits to doctors and request for diagnostic tests.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
175 or less: Your body mass index (bmi) is 35.9 which is in the obese range. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9 see a physician for a weight loss plan.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Depends.: It largely depends on whether the ringing in the ears is a side effect of the clomipramine or independent. Clomipramine and it's major metabolite shou... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Some need more : Many patients require doses of sertraline greater than 200 mg per day to attain remission from depression and anxiety. Antidepressants with other mech... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) does increase the effects of alcohol and vice versa so for example driving could be impaired. The dose of xanax (alprazolam) is rel... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Definitely: This is a treatable disorder. See a skilled psychopharmacologist with experience in treating bipolar disorder.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
No: Sertraline is not lethal in overdose.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Need MRI : Diagnostic tests are absolutely essential before deciding on treatment. Mri is a good start.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
CBT is very effectiv: Several psychotherapies have been shown to be effective in treating panic disorder. Identify a behavioral therapist with experience in treating panic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Consult GI with him: Bring him with you to the gastroenterologist and have the physician explain to him the seriousness of the disorder.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Complete medical w/u: You should have a complete medical workout to rule out one of a number of medical causes of your symptoms including thyroid disease, vitamin deficienc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Yes: See a psychiatrist for a full diagnostic work up. This is treatable.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Likely small: No pregnant or breast feeding women were included in clinical trials with mirtazepine. This is a low dose so the benefit must be weighed against any p... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Depends : This depends on the dose ingested, the chronicity of use, route of administration.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Not shown by data: The meta-analysis my michael thase at penn suggests equal efficacy of bupropion with ssris. The rcts comparing bupropion with ssris sponsored by vario... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Important link: Many models and performers suffer from eating disorders including bulimia, anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorder, much higher than the general po... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
No: Not considered a drug of abuse.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Professional help: Have your friend see a psychologist or psychiatrist to help in making good decisions and understand what they are going through.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Yes and No: There are no interactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol as there are between benzodiazepine anti anxiety agents and alcohol. However, the... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
No: Psychostimulants are drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder such as methylphenidate (ritalin) or adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphe... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Yes: If you are having suicidal thoughts, you should be evaluated by a mental health professional. There are inpatient psychiatric units in many hospitals ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Need psych evaluatio: You are describing elements of depression (crying spells, sleep disturbance and inability to concentrate). Need full psychiatric evaluation to rule ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
DSM V is out soon.: Dsm v has the complete categorical criteria for psychiatric diagnoses. It will be available next month, replacing dsm iv. However one should never eng... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Psychiatrist a must: Many medications used to treat bipolar disorder can adversely affect the unborn child. On the other hand untreated bipolar disorder during pregnancy a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
May need another med: Depends on how long you have recv'd it. These meds take 3-5 weeks to achieve therapeutic effects. If taken for 6 weeks without positive effects, a dif... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
See a CBT therapist: Psychologists trained in behavior therapy can help develop a regimen for you to "wean" you off of this compulsive behavior.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Involuntary commit: All states have provisions for involuntary commitments of patients who are a danger to themselves, eg suicide, or to others. If this is the case call ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
42 years experience
Full dx workup: You would be expected to tell your life story and give a description of your current symptoms.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nemeroff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nemeroff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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She is so little, 14 months old, it scares you even though you are trained in some of these situations. Thanks for the reassurance
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Thanks. 2 Brothers with it and I'm having ADHD type symptoms increasingly over time. Appointment with Psychiatrist tomorrow.
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I am not sleeping very well no I have my psychologist in three weeks will talk to her then thank you for ur information

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Top Psychiatrist , Second Place, Miami, FL - Winter
2013
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