Dr. Linda Callaghan

Addiction Medicine
Washington, IN
55 years experience female

Locations

Office

Washington, IN

Address

8NE 21st St., 1314 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(812) 254-8634

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I have been a physician for 44 years. Currently I practice as a contract psychiatrist at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington,IN and have a private practice. I also own a weight loss clinic called Healthy Shapes which uses the I-Lipo machine and employ HCG and nutritional counseling.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Addiction Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Michigan

Doctor Q&A

856 Answers
759 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
It depends.: Think first about whatever caused your break-up before you make an effort to contact him. It also depends on whether he has a significant someone or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
No,but feels like it: No, i wouldn't go that far however, it is a scary feeling. It will help if you stop Ritalin (methylphenidate) and see if the palpitations stabilize... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Terrible guiolt.: Terrible. In my 35 years of practice, I have had at least half a dozen patients commit suicide and i always feel guilty and try analyze what i missed ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
No,: I haven't heard that negative psychological effect, however, some people may masturbate to relieve tension , so I suggest that you seek counseling to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Anxiety: can sometimes make you feel "sick" although there may be no physical symptoms except poor sleep, restlessness, nausea, muscle aches , headachy feeling... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Not really.: There is little evidence that Trazodone helps in facial neuralgia. Other antidepressants have also been used such as Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline and ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Anxiety.: Anxiety can cause all kinds of symptoms which includes numbness of the face, coldness of hands and feet, dizziness, sweating, heart burn, even inabili... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Could be.: He probably suffers from PTSD. I wonder why he thinks he is a sociopath ? He may benefit from therapy to deal with his Combat experience plus his loss... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
No , for both drugs.: Ambien (zolpidem) and Stilnox are sedative hypnotics and are not used for anxiety. You need to see your doctor for your anxiety and he can prescribe a... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Not at all.: The medications that are sometimes used to control violent behaviors can be very sedating. If the patients are not combative, they don't have to take ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Why?: Aropax is a brand name for Paxil (paroxetine). Who prescribed it to you? Do you know why and how long have you taken it? Before you do anything, plea... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See your PCP.: Your symptoms include both some neurological ( numbness of arms) jaundice (yellow eyes) that it is best to see your doctor to rule out diseases of th... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Patience.: It takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks on the right dosage to feel the benefits of antidepressants. The dose will depend on the severity, duration and the p... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends.: When you have a high white count, it is usually a sign that your body is reacting to so,me type of infection which maybe accompanied by high fever an... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Not necessarily.: Antipsychotics have side-effects that include tiredness, sleepiness, and even depression which could be mistaken for weakness. The movement disorders... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends.: I am not sure whether you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which is a delayed reaction to a life and death type of event. If this i... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends.: Your psychiatrist is the best person to determine what medications to use given your physical condition and what is safe to use. All medications have... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See your PCP.: There is a condition called acromegaly that can do this due to pituitary problems. Your PCP can refer you to an endocrinologist who can order tests to... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends: It is not necessary to check your temperature even if there is a heat wave unless you feel dizzy, sweating profusely or you're out in the sun, or you ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Smoked Meth: will be out of your system in 10.7 hours, the same amount of time for intranasal intake with bioavailability of 67 %.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: There are no clear contraindications to use these medications together.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Get help.: If your depression affects the quality of your life, please see your PCP first who can evaluate whether your depression is caused by a physical proble... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See an OB-Gyne.: Your description fits bacterial infection rather than a yeast infection. You need to have an ob-gyne check you out and get a culture and sensitivity f... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
No.: It is important to take care of your skin as early as you can . You don't necessarily have to use anti-aging cream but you need to avoid over-exposure... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Wait.: Sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks of taking antidepressants , in the right dose, before you can feel any effects.As long as you are tolerating it well, I w... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Increase side-effect: Cipralex is and antidepressant, Frisium is a Benzodiazepine and Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and Zopiclone is a sleeping medication. The combi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Possibly.: Anxiety can make reflux worse . I suggest that you go back to your doctor to discuss this and try another medication or adjust your dose. You also nee... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Probably not.: There has been reported side effects from the combination among them are headaches, difficulty breathing, anemia, back pain even osteonecrosis of the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Probably.: Anxiety can cause dryness of the mouth , a feeling like you can spit , swallow food or take a deep breath. Certainly, going to the dentist can be a fr... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
No.: There are different reasons for decrease urine output and is not necessarily due to Clonazepam withdrawal. Please go and see your doctor who can order... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Hyperthermia.: Antidepressants like Zoloft (sertraline) can cause sun sensitivity. It causes overheating or hyperthermia. This can potentially be very dangerous, cau... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends.: The immediate release is 6 hours and the extended release is between 9 to 12 hours. If you take 50 mg. of Seroquel (quetiapine) IR at 10 PM , you have... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See neurologist.: A pediatric neurologist could help you evaluate your son and if he needs SSI can help obtain this with a doctor's report.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
You have: to identify the reasons why you are afraid of being alone at home. The emergency room makes you feel safe in case you have any problems. It may be ben... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: ADHD can cause problems with attention and concentration in school. The impulsivity and hyperactivity can also cause behavioral problems which get the... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Not really.: Aventyl or Pamelor may help with depression and anxiety but the standard of treatment of OCD is usually a higher than usual dosage of antidepressants ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Sometimes.: Humans can go without food for a lot longer period than water or sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can cause altered perception but for the vulnera... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Individual response.: Different individuals respond to different medications even if the medications belong to the same class of medications. Diazepam is a longer acting b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Go to the ER.: You need to get help now. hen you feel like ending it all, you need immediate help. There are many things that can be done,medications and psychothera... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: The dose of Zoloft (sertraline) maybe insufficient to treat your anxiety and depression so it has to be titrated up and CBT will significantly improve... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: Significant changes in lifestyle, dieting, exercising, stressful situations such as death, moving to another area or just moving into another home, ch... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is a stimulant that is often used for ADHD?ADD, as an add-on for antidepressants, and unfortunately is often used to get... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Many things: such as therapy and medications. You can also learn how to do relaxation techniques, Mindful breathing in psychotherapy along with Cognitive Behavior ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
No.: St John"s Wort is used for depression not for anxiety although anxiety may accompany depression. It is best to consult your doctor before using any OT... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes,: The flupenthixole blocks the dopamine receptor and the Melitracen is a tricyclic antidepressant. I don't use this medication because it has so many c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: This is one reason why people gets addicted to this drug.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Stop it.: You have to go back to your doctor and see if he can change your medication.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Not really.: You need a regular physical yearly and when you take any medications long-term, your doctor usually checks your metabolic profile, complete blood cou... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Please don't!: Before you stop any psychotropic medications, please,please talk to your doctor because you can repeat the experience you had the last time.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe mem... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Apr 19, 2014
Dr . Callaghan is an excellent addition to Healthtap. She has many years of experience and her answers show that she is empathic and cares about people. Her years as a physician educator are evident. ...Read More
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Callaghan is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading her answers. Highly recommended.
Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm on a low starter dose of Latuda and a high dose of Seroquel. Seroquel helps w sleep but the weight gain was atrocious. Didn't know Latuda can help, will ask my docto...Read More
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I gained a lot of weight after I started drinking soda a lot. I was really ill after I had my son and doc said drink soda for sugar and eat plain crisps for cabs to stop nausea. I got addicted to sod...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The point that I do t feel any virus thing no fever no diarieh only feeling of vomit and when I try to vomit only mucus comes out

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the East Philippines
Graduated 1968MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of The East Ramon Magsaysay Medical School
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

Traverse City State Hospital

Residency

Traverse City Regional Hospital

Awards

Service Award Michigan Department of Mental Health 1981
Plaque of Appreciation -Northwestern Michigan University 1982
Physician Recognition Award , Michigan Board of Education 1982

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
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