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Dr. Adam Tripp

Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
17 years experience male

Locations

Tripp Psychiatry LLC

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

230 North Craig Str, 1st Floor Suite C, Pittsburgh, PA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8558747763

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

UPMC Health Plan

About

Bio

I am a board certified clinical psychiatrist and have published research on gene in major depression. I completed my adult psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh medical center in Pittsburgh, PA. http://dradamtripp.com/

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Psychiatry

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298 Answers
170 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No, but: Alcohol abuse can exacerbate symptoms in someone with schizophrenia. In addition acute withdrawal from alcohol can result in hallucinations and deliri... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
More focused: Your ability to concentrate is increased, and you are not as distracted. However, you may also be more jittery and anxious as well. They will work imm... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No need for sleep: Typically, no need for sleep or very little sleep over several days or up to a week and not feeling tired. Also, feeling like you have superpowers, yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Well..: Alcoholism is an addiction, and therefore a mental illness. But alcoholism can exacerbate other psychiatric symptoms from anxiety and depression, or e... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Clonazepam: That is a very low dose of klonopin, and while both are generally well tolerated without adverse effects to a fetus, the dose of zoloft (sertraline) i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Perhaps, but: There are many other causes of difficulty concentrating including anxiety and depression. You should consult with a psychiatrist to have an evaluation... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: It may reduce her side effects. Alternatively, venlafaxine or Effexor is another "snri" or serotonin-neorephinephrine-reuptake-inhibitor, in the same ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Meditation, yoga, psychotherapy, and exercise can be very helpful for anxiety and restlessness.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Only a physician: You would need to see your pcp or a psychiatrist, and after evaluating you, if they feel antidepressants could help your mood or anxiety symptoms, the... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Some: Some drugs can help with chronic pain, like Neurontin and lyrica, (pregabalin) while snris, like ssris, venlafaxine or Cymbalta can help with pain and... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Help yourself: This is a very difficult thing for people with addiction and those who care about them. You need to emotionally protect yourself, and allow them to ma... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Withdrawal symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms from stimulants, similar to caffeine withdrawal headaches after stopping coffee cold turkey.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Most likely: THC stays in your fat or lipids and takes longer to be excreted. Your level to go down to 10 in 30 days, even more likely to be down to 10 in 45 days.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: At lower doses, conceivably, though using two different benzodiazepines and a pain killer altogether is a lot of medication, they could interact and c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not alone: Mixed with other addictions or medical conditions, (particularly cardiovascular conditons) but generally not. The withdrawal headaches are a dull all ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
It's possible: Antidepressants can cause "manic switching" in bipolar patients. You should consult with your psychiatrist or prescribing physician and discuss with t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Can't: The nausea and headahces early on in treatment the first few days to a week should go away on their own, but vivid dreaming, sexual side effects, and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
NA, rehab: You may want to try and inpatient or outpatient, rehab or get involved in a 12 step recovery program like narcotics anonymous and getting a sponsor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: They may evaluate other causes of depressive or anxiety like symptoms, such as thyroid function, blood and iron for anemia, B12 deficiency, testostero... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes, no, no: Taking more wellbutrin (bupropion) than your doctor prescribes can definitely increase your likelihood of seizure, but stopping wellbutrin (bupropion)... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Treatment resistant: For some people, a strong family history and predisposition for depression along with addiction or highly stressful life events or traumatic events ca... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: No, paroxetine does not cause infertility, nor do any of the ssris like prozac, zoloft, celexa, or lexapro (escitalopram).
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
MAOI: The way st. John's wort works as an antidepressant is by a mild MAO inhibition like older antidepressants from the 50s and 60s. The most common dose i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, tea will not interact with zoloft (sertraline) or any antidepressant.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Hydroxyzine is used for anxiety and restlessness through a different pathway than zoloft, (sertraline) and is not habit forming. The two drugs do not ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful for major depression, particularly melancholic, down in the dumps depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is stimulat... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: If there is one parent with bipolar disorder, the likelihood of a child having polar disorder is 5%. If both parents have bipolar disorder the risk go... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Depending on your disease, it is possible for live without medication. Psychotherapy is very effective. Mindfulness exercsises (meditation, yoga, mart... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Nothing: If you are able to concentrate and focus with appropriate treatment, you can live your life as anyone does, hopefully with a high quality of life, inc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Energy and focus: For people with add or adhd stimulants help focus and concentration and restlessness. Even for people without add or adhd they help energy, focus, and... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Possibilities: Sounds like this could be a migraine headache id it is going on for hours, but if it is more like 2-20 minutes, it could be a panic attack as well. Yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: Depending on whether it's long acting or shorter acting, but after 5 half lives it's out, so for immediate release 1-2 days, for long acting 3-5 days.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: For someone who has never been on xanax (alprazolam) before and/or elderly just a few milligrams, for someone dependent and addicted to benzodiazepine... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Meds/therapy: Ssris like prozac, celexa, and zoloft (sertraline) can help reduce or prevent social anxiety as well as benzodiazepines like Ativan and Klonopin can a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
St. John's Wort: They can interact and potentially result in serotonin syndrome.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
All the same: Generally speaking, all the antidepressants elevating the amount of serotonin in the synapse, including snris like cymbalta, as well as ssris like vii... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Ect is actually the most effective treatment for depression, it works even when people have medication resistant depression. It can be done even while... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Opiate recovery: Suboxone is used for detox from opiate addiction (heroin, oxycodone, oxycontin, etc) and opiate recovery maintenance to stop the withdrawal symptoms b... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
NO: Beta blockers can reduce the flight or fight response, and if anything reduce anxiety not provoke it. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and doesn... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
MAOI: Parnate (tranylcypromine) is a MAO inhibitor used for depression, common side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, reduced urination, sometimes tremo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Potentially: Any increase in serotonin reduces satiety, or the sense of "fullness" after eating, and people often find themselves eating more. But if you are very ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Potentially: If you have COPD or severe asthma and your ability to get enough air is already compromised, then yes, panic attacks can cause oxygen saturation to dr... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: It increases the amount of Dopamine in your synapses, but stimulants generally do not affect release of noradrenaline, with the exception of strattera... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
MI or panic: It could be a heart attack or myocardial infarction, but more likely a panic attack. Check with your pcp, but an antidepressant ssri, like prozac, zol... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: That is a low dose of paxil, (paroxetine) and there should be no side effects or interactions with Ibuprofen at that dose.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
In short: no: 0.25mg of xanax (alprazolam) is the lowest dose of xanax (alprazolam) available. It is shorter acting than other similar medications in the same class... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
More aware of food: Keep a food journal of everything you eat, keep it with you all the time, and note every piece of food. Also, you can use an app called fooducate, whi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not long: If you have tapered off of geodon, (ziprasidone) you shouldn't have any withdrawal symptoms, however, the half life is 7 hours, so 1-3 days later all ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: This may be the beginning of a skin infection, a cellulitis, that may need antibiotics for treatment, and could become more serious and systemic witho... Read More
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Jul 17, 2013
great answers! wonderful doc!
Jul 13, 2013
helpful answers. thanks
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tripp is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have been on 225mg but still feel blue. Tried lexapro, cipramil and Zoloft which were no good. Will consider Prozac.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am careful with meds. The general answer helps. I will continue to be cautious and not take meds at same time
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Being on 40mg of citalopram i can relate. It is no longer helping with my anxiety disorder. Great advice to ask doctor about an increase

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Awards

NIMH Brain Camp II. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Banbury Center, NY. 2010
APIRE Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars. American Psychiatric Association. Annual APA meeting, New Orleans, LA. 2010
NCDEU New Investigator Award Program. NCDEU 2010 Meeting, Boca Raton, FL. 2010

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
Allegheny County Medical Society
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