Doctor Q&A for Dr. Leslie Howell

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Several: There are several options available like seeing a psychiatrist, therapist or going to a support group. If you have insurance, you can give them a cal ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Education ; Support: Are two important things to help you and your husband. A good place to get both of these is through nami. Here is the link for your local nami chapter ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Privacy Laws: As an adult, the information you discuss with your doctor is confidential. The doctor must get your consent to talk with family. See this link if yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
For what condition?: Depakote can be used for different illnesses such as seizures, migraines and bipolar disorder.For bipolar disorder there are other mood stabilizers ea ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Varies: The time can vary depending on one's current Depakote level, type of Depakote (such as er) and if there is any liver impairment. To be on the conserva ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Depends: The time can vary depending on one's current Depakote level, type of Depakote (such as er) and if there is any liver impairment. To be on the conserva ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Varies: On average it can take around 7-10 days for Depakote to reach a therapeutic level in your body. Depending on what you are taking it for, the desired c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Mood Stabilizer: There are several medications which are mood stabilizers and each have their pros and cons. Some medications work better than others in certain areas ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Depends: One must first be at a therapeutic level of lithium - this is determined by a lab test. Time to take effect can vary from days to several weeks. Giv ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Don't use: I would not use again. Spice is horrible for the brain and body. The effects can range from psychosis, high blood pressure, agitation, heart attacks ... Read More
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