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Dr. Basem Shlewiet

Psychiatry
Doylestown, PA
28 years experience male

Locations

Basem Shlewiet M.D.

Doylestown, PA

Address

16 North Franklin St., Suite 100, Doylestown, PA
Directions

Fax

215.933.1414

About

Bio

Dr. Shlewiet is double boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. • He is Board-Certified in general Adult Psychiatry. • He is also Board-Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Shlewiet received his General Psychiatry Training at the Albert Einstein Medical Center; with it's prestigious and at the time unique Psychoanalytic Center. Dr. Shlewiet was trained to look deep into the mind as well as the brain. His Child and Adolescent training was completed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Shlewiet also served as a medical director of two large organizations serving the mental health needs of Children & Adolescents

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Pediatrics - Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Very unlikely: It's highly unlikely and i wonder how out of balance your hormones were to cause such symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Different factors : There are many causes and risk factors. Family history of depression and mood disorders, interpersonal conflicts, social and environmental factors. H... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Stage and features : It actually depends on the stage or features of the illness.. The medications that you use to treat manic episodes are different from the medications ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Propranolol : That is a beta blocker that is used to treat hypertension or other cardiac disease. In low doses we sometimes use it to treat anxiety in general and e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
It's a big list : Let me start off by saying that untreated bipolar disorder carries a very high risk of death. Whether that is from suicide, accidents, drug use, or m... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Good question : Joey people who have social anxiety disorder like to be around people and meet new people but they have anxiety about it. They are either very shy or ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Depends!: Not sure what you exactly mean by "types" of depression. They are helpful for uni bipolar depression and usually ineffective in the depressed phase ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Yes: It is a very good medication for maintenance treatment.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Generally with: It's usually used as an adjunct to the stimulants. But it also can be used by itself in case somebody cannot tolerate stimulants.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Of course : Especially if the symptoms are not stabilized.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Get evaluated first: To determine if you really have an anxiety disorder or a panic disorder, and if you need to be treated or not. If it turns out that you do, then the b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Get evaluated first: To determine if you really have an anxiety disorder and if you need to be treated or not. If it turns out that you do, then the best treatment is usua... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Fastest not the Best: Fast results could be achieved with benzodiazepines. Although these meds could be abused and could cause addiction or dependency. Therefore they are n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Lets rephrase : You cannot actually have mania because that would qualify automatically to be bipolar one. To have a manic episode you need symptoms for one week. O... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Get evaluated first: The best treatment is usually a combination of therapy and medication. Cbt is a well-known and well researched form of treatment, although i myself a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Expert evaluation : Not a test generally. Most psychiatric disorders are diagnosed using an expert clinical evaluation by a board cert. Psychiatrist. (preferably). The... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Coincidence?: This could be coincedental. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not very well known to cause panic attacks but it is a possibility. The fact that it remains f... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Only if: Only if you take them for a long time and with large quantities then you could become dependent on them. If you are dependent and stop the medication... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Relapse: You could be going back to square one with relapse or reemergence of symptoms and decompensation of your condition. I would highly advise against tha... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Is it a Panic D/O?: You could be suffering from a panic disorder and in that case the combination of medication and therapy might be your best option.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Suicide is one : The risk of suicide is high in bipolar depression due to highly impulsive behaviors. Not to mention other results of self destructive behaviors. Drug ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Not necessarily : If you are newly diagnosed, then it is possible that you're experiencing some anxiety and/or depressive symptoms that are a normal response to the pro... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Possibly : There is at times and association between the two disorders. Some could have both of them at the same time. Generally what you see is that people cou... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Which one?: Really depends on the medication you're taking. Ssris generally do not affect the memory. Benzodiazepines on the other hand could cause some cognitive... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
How severe : Sometimes it really depends on the level of anxiety you're experiencing. Not all anxiety needs to be treated. Some anxiety could be a normal response ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Of course : I don't see why not. Better treat it first so you're able to better enjoy life!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
What Meds?: A lot of times it depends on the type of medication that a patient is on. Of course that increases their risk of relapse significantly, since most peo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
By taking your Meds: Your best bet of overcoming that is to stay on your medications if you were prescribed some. If not then i would say it is definitely a good idea to ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Not necessarily: The most important thing is to stay sober, even if that means long term treatment with suboxone. Z you can try to wean off at some point.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shlewiet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shlewiet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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quinolones group are known for its side effects including anxiety and insomnia....there are like 1000 people complaining but thank you :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I have anxiety sometimes or I used to
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Thanks for your quick reply! THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWER

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Syria
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

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