Dr. Israr Abbasi

Psychiatry
Lakewood, NY
30 years experience

Locations

Northwest Psychiatry

Winfield, IL

Address

27 W 350 high lake road, Winfield, IL, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

7165264151

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Northwest Psychiatry

South Barrington, IL

Jamestown psychiatry

Lakewood, NY

About

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Very variable : The withdrawal from medicines in general is very variable and has multiple factors . Half life of Geodon (ziprasidone) is 7 hrs so technically it woul... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Need more info: Would advise to contact your provider who knows all the history for interpretation of these values in context of full history and meds . Info from som... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: Tanning , if that means sun , than it should increase vit d and make a positive impact . Tanning if it is to boost looks and feel better than perhaps ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Unlikely : Ssri side effects are very well established where as antihistamine use and sexual side effects are not that well established . I would be more concern... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes : So I am assuming you want to know that if you are an " anxious " person what to do to change it . Yes it is possible to improve this significantly wit... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
MultiFactorial: There are simple techniques that can be used " masters and johnson's.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Depression : Graves dz initial stages can cause hyperthyroid state and hence anxiety restlessness . Later causes hypothyroidism and case depression sx.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Unlikely : So far in ten years of practice not seen it , it does have dopaminergis properties and theoretically eps sx including a feeling of swollen tongue like... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
No : So what is horny goat weed . And no it is not a good idea because already both citalopram and Naltrexone can cause drug levels to change . Who knows w... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Drill her the truth : Your care providers are not there to judge you , but to help you . They should know everything about you . Especially of you suffer from depression yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Get help : Talk to her physician immediatly please or seek a psychiatric consult.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Not much : Neurosis is a name that us not used any more.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: It won't interfere with lab value. You should contact your provider if just a repeat blood test is so " fearful " for you.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
No : Malpractice no , poor practice yes . Curious was this psychiatry or pcp.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Alcohol : Alcohol alone can do it . Why are you drinking and taking valium too . Refrain from all alcohol use , do not take tylenol (acetaminophen) at all eithe... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Don't : Dont diagnose yourself , if you have problems , seek a professional consult and take your " loved one with you to the appointment . Inost cases of bor... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
No : I am assuming that " therapy to convert ones sexual orientation " if it is somethimg else than sorry . There is a section of therapist that may claim ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Safe yes : It is safe . It belongs to bezodiazepine class of drugs which can be " habit forming " . For long term use you should review risk vs benefits with you... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Call your prescriber: I think u mean burning sensation in neck / head from Lexapro (escitalopram) . It would first need to be established if these ate indeed from Lexapro (... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Triggers from trauma: I am taking into consideration that you have " ptsd " . Conscious or unconscious triggers in life , send signals to your memory part of the brain whic... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
No single factor : Eating disorder " binge purge type or anorexia should be differentiated from " poor eating habits " if you are concerned about an eating disorder kin... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
No : It would effect the absorption of other meds and should be avoided
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes but : It is a " less than therapeutic dose abd after 6- 8 weeks , if no benefit it should be increased . You should not do it on your own though but talk to... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Don't fight anxiety : Anxiety disorder , if you are suffering fr anxiety the better frame to see that is not to right it but more to co opt it , channel it , cope with it ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
UTI : Either you are eating too many onions or you have uti.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
See in details : Two main factors 1- increased psychosocial stressors 2 more importantly increased awareness and recognition has now more reporting.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
It Gets Better : It seems like you have been suffering from a cluster of anxiety and mood sx . It can become very exhaustive but " don't let hope be casualty of this "... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Negative thoughts : It is a double edged sword , depression leads to all thoughts being negative and a pervasive sense of unhappiness is projected most on the environmen... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Local hospital : Find the one closest center to your home . Addictions treatment is a long term commitment.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
No: Ocd sc can fluctuate and can change i type severity and even disappear for some time , but would not " term " it as ocd disappears . This would mean ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: Optimal sleep is necessary for adequate brain functions . Lack of sleep or insomnia will negatively impact performance due to inattention , slow error... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
2-4 weeks : Even though half life may be different , 40 mg is a high dose and takes longer than usual.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Deep phase sleep : With out a sleep study , would be difficult to be specific but , it is perhaps due to you getting in stage 3, 4 sleep phase too quickly and not remain... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abbasi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abbasi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Will do! Thank you Dr :)
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Would a higher dosage decrease the withdrawal period?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Elgin, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Elgin, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Elgin, IL - Winter
2013
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