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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

Saturday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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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
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Addiction Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Michigan

Doctor Q&A

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: Anxiety can cause chest pains which is often felt like a heart attack. Benzodiazepines should be used short term for anxiety attacks , usually while ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Support him.: Just because he is in a nursing does not mean that you cannot see him as often as you can. He will appreciate visits, he can still be taken home on vi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Maybe.: Of 1,011 people who had side-effects from the use of Marijuana, 7 have LVH, about 0.69 % of 36,940 people found in a report on eHealth, mostly males.
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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 female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See PCP first.: I believe that work causes anxiety and is a source of stress for you. It is stressful for a lot of people even if they don't have clinical anxiety. Ho... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends.: Since it is a sustained release medication, you can take it all at once or you can take it two in the morning and one after lunch. It is an "energiz... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and other types of psychotropic medications should not be mixed with alcohol. A higher dose of the medication causes more severe... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See your PCP.: It is tempting to blame anxiety for your symptoms but just because you have anxiety and bipolar disorder does not mean you can't get sick physically a... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: I may have answered this already .Depression can cause poor appetite and may cause malnutrition over a long period of time . However if your B12 an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See dermatologist.: Why do you use medical marijuana? You seem to have an allergy to a lot of other things. The fact that only your bottom lips swell sounds more like a... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Maybe.: Marijuana stays in the blood stream for up to 30 days. A hair test may detect as much as 3 months ago.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Just the Celexa (citalopram).: Stay on the Mirtazapine while you decrease the Celexa (citalopram) to 10 mg. Take it for 2 weeks then stop. Then you can stay on the 15 mg. Of mir... 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 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 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends.: If you are a regular user, it can be detected up to 3 months.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See sports doc.: Check with you pcp if you do have rhabdomyolysis. Are you on the right diet? From the triathletes i've met, they have special diets during their trai... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See your PCP.: I have more questions than answers. Are you still actively exercising? Oftentimes, when an former athletic person stop their activities, their muscles... 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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See PCP.: High fever can cause delirium where you are confused, have daymares or nightmares you can go to your doctor to find out the cause of your fever and ge... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Lower the dose.: If you have not taken Olanzapine for a while, you may feel like you are taking it for the first time. Some people take at least 2-3 weeks to get used ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See a psychiatrist,: Bipolar i is characterized by one or more manic episodes or mixed episodes involving depression while bipolaii is characterized by one or more depress... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: Depression often occurs with individuals with multiinfarct dementia and ssris are very helpful . Patients notice improvement after several weeks but i... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: The most common side-effect of Trileptal is headaches (31%), dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, vomitting and visual blurring. If you didn't have problems... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
It won't.: You stopped the citalopram before it took effect. It takes at least 2-4 weeks for most antidepressants to work.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: You need to see a psychiatrist to get properly diagnosed since vomitting is merely a symptom of an underlying problem.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Wait X 3 days.: Both are possibilities. You may need a pregnancy test ( for early detection chorionic gonadotrophin pregnancy test) that is if the index of suspicion ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Sleep it off.: Drink plenty of fluids and sleep it off.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Stop Li.: A lithium rash can be very annoying especially when it is generalized and causes severe itching. I suggest that you stop the lithium, go back to your ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: You will need to talk to a psychiatrist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Ativan (lorazepam) is mainly use for anxiety but benzodiazepines are ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See your PCP first.: Although anxiety can certainly cause muscle tightness it is seldom felt specifically in the thighs. Escitalopram will help with the anxiety and depres... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Quite a few.: There are so many products that are supposed to promote health and prolong life that you need to do your own due diligence but the most common are Res... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: Ativan (lorazepam) and the family of benzodiazepines is considered a sedative-hypnotic drug.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See gynecologist.: Nitrofurantoin is used for urinary tract infection. Are you taking this for that problem? Are you talking of a vaginal discharge? Sometimes a urinary... 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
You are doing fine.: You are doing fine. It is safe to take your remeron (mirtazapine). The normal rate is 60 to 100 per minute.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
5,000,000 a year.: There are 5,000,000 Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease. Every 67 seconds, someone in U.S. develop Alzheimer's Disease. 500,000 people are dying... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
False positive.: Most labs use EMIT,Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique which is prone to errors and Protonix (pantoprazole) does cause a false positive reading fo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
30 days.: You can still find inactive metabolites of marijuana in a month.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
ProZesta.: These pills do not just increase Dopamine but also Serotonin to improve the mood and energy. It consists of Green tea extract, B12, Rhodiola Rosea, Gu... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See PCP.: Some families seem to have some predisposition to kidney problems but they also have a history of diabetes which can lead to kidney failure if left un... 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 male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depend.: Ketogenic diets are used to lose weight and is basically 1 portion of fat to protein and also used to treat epilepsy. To be safe, anyone on this diet ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See PCP: !00.1 is considered a low grade fever. It could just be a viral infection. Is it accompanied by other symptoms? If the fever does not go away, see you... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See PCP first.: The Percocet is an opiate and the cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and they are often used together to treat pain. The problem is that both are ve... Read More
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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Up to 3 months.: If a regular user, it can still be detected in 3 months.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Don't worry.: Did you kneel on a hard floor? Do your knees hurt? If not, i wouldn't worry about it at all.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See gynecologist.: It is hard to know what they are but if you are concerned, see a gynecologist who could have a biopsy. Some genital warts, condyloma acuminata maybe p... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
See PCP first.: Oit depends on what kind of infection, how severe the infection and the proximity to the bladder. I would consult your surgeon to get it checked but g... 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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