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

Thursday: 9amam - 600pm
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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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: There are people who have been on antidepressants for >50 years, and there are no findings of antidepressants lowering life expectancy even after d... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Antidepressants: When people have severe low mood and anxiety, SSRIs/antidepressants like zoloft, prozac, celexa, lexapro (escitalopram) can be beneficial for both anx... Read More
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Nothing: The two do not interact, safe to take both at the same time
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: No effect on semen however while alcohol can inhibit sexual performance.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Possibly: While fasting, you are becoming dehydrated. If you are doing a hard weight training workout, you are breaking down muscle to then build it up, and the... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Possibly: Immediate release bupropion can mildly increase seizure risk, and if you are a heavy drinker if you stop cold turkey you can get withdrawal seizures o... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
NO: THC is lipid bound, which is why it stays in your system for 30 days or more.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Speak with your doc: You may need to taper off this medication and try another medication if your experiencing this as a side effect. Alternatively, this may be a componen... 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 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 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 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 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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Episode vs type: Bipolar 2 is the disease, often with hypomanic or mixed episodes rather than frank manic episodes. "bipolar depression" is simply a depressive episode... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: Risperdal can help with psychotic symptoms like auditory hallucinations and delusions for people with bipolar illness or schziophrenia , but it won't ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Greater focus: Just like people with adhd stimulants with help other with focus and increased concentration, unlike antidepressants, which will not make people witho... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: There isn't any strong interaction between tylenol (acetaminophen) and antidepressants, they are safe to take together.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
4-8 hours: If you are speaking of flumazenil, (clonazepam) it has a half life of 40-80 minutes, so it should be out of your system in 4-8 hours after given iv, h... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Taper or cold turkey: You can reduce your daily intake of caffeine by a cup a day or two, if you can, otherwise if that's not possible going cold turkey. Use Ibuprofen or t... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Particularly early in treatment, headaches, some nausea or upset stomach can be caused by an ssri like celexa, (citalopram) as well as some mild sedat... 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not really: Being frustrated and irritable with a lack of concentration and resulting work stress or family stress can result from adhd, but could also result fro... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: It will be absorbed faster, and hit you harder, but will not be as therapeutic, as it will wear off sooner. What you are describing is abuse of the me... 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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Therapy and meds: You could recommend they see a therapist for psychotherapy as well as possibly an antidepressant from a psychiatrist or primary care provider. Exercis... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes they don't interact.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, they don't interact.
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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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: No, typical side effects are short term nausea and headaches, this may last a few days and then goes away.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: The usual max dose is 30mg.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Either but: Citalopram can have a mildy sedative side effect, so often if you are having difficulty sleeping with anxiety or depression, it will be recommended to... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not necessarily: Lorazepam doesn't cause weight gain, but if you are so fatigued and sedated from lorazepam, the sedentary lifestyle could contribute to weight gain.
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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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Possibly: It not a sure thing, but there is a possibility you could become addicted from using meth one time, similar to cocaine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Particularly deaths or losses, or any kind of trauma can result in panic attacks or ptsd symptoms down the road after the initial event.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: People with a severe Cocaine addiction can often experience paranoia as a side effect of Cocaine overdose or extreme Cocaine use.
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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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Therapy and meds: You could recommend they see a therapist for psychotherapy, particularly dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), as well as possible an antidepressant f... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Anticipation of pain: Often, panic attacks result from anticipation of panic attacks. It is a terrible vicious spiral of anticipation of pain or a panic attack, which then ... 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: Drug induced yawning can be a side effect of ssris like prozac, (fluoxetine) and can be somewhat dose dependent, but does not tend to go away if it is... 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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