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Dr. Ellen Knox

Psychiatry
Jeffersonville, IN
39 years experience female

Locations

Parkview psychiatric services

Jeffersonville, IN

Address

510 spring st, Jeffersonville, IN
Directions

Practice website

Fax

812-285-8392

parkview psychiatric services

jeffersonville, IN

About

Bio

I have been in practice for many years. I treat age 12 to geriatric. I feel that I have diverse experience and a great relationship with my patients.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

42 Answers
34 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Psych Eval: A psychiatric evaluation should include a thorough discussion of the problem, as well as a detailing of your medical history, your social and family h... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine) dosing: Many people take the full dose of Cymbalta (duloxetine) at one time, as long as you don't have side effects such as nausea. It can be taken in am or ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Psychomotor changes: This is hard to answer with so little info. Of course mood swings cause psychomotor changes, but there are many medical issues that should be ruled o... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
B 12/ insomnia: A recent study of people taking B12 reported that 2.91% reported insomnia. It is hard to say if the vitamin itself caused this but it does happen in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Bulimia/ periods: It is common to stop your periods with weight 25% below ideal body weight. Once your adequate weight is established, your periods should return, but ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Pristiq/weight: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is usually weight neutral. Weight gain on this med is unusual. Every psychiatrist had seen unusual side effects with meds. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole) adjustment: Most people who respond to Abilify (aripiprazole) do so in 2 weeks at 5 mg daily. Sometimes, your physician may start at a lower dose so it may take ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Rigid: Rigid schedule, ensuring sleep and a high dose of omega 3 fatty acids and a multivitamin-psych eval!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Feeling bugs: Not at all. Many people feel uncomfortable about bugs. If it causes you distress in your every day life, then it can be an anxiety symptom-easily tr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Lithium/pregnancy: During pregnancy listen to both your psychiatrist and obstetrician. They have different priorities. Request that they communicate. Lithium is categ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Lexapro/celexa: I don't know the full reason for this change. However, 15 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) equals 30 mg of celexa. The physical effects can take a coupl... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Effexor/ocd: Effexor (venlafaxine) is often used to treat ocd. Often medications are commonly used to treat disorders for which they have no fda indications. The... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Healthy habits: Take a break in your mind. Learn to meditate, listen to calming music, or to guided imagery. Take a walk in nature. Start aerobic exercise. Look ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Methadone: I would imagine your distress is related to tapering the methadone. Your body is dependent on this medication. It causes body and mind distress whil... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Cocaine withdrawal: Cocaine has powerful effects on the brain. There are several medications to aide this horrible but temporary withdrawal. Antidepressants can help th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Therapist ASAP: I promise there are caring psychiatrists who would listen and help you formulate some answers. Go ahead and find a reliable therapist asap. You can ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Chronicdepression: Depression is defined as several symptoms over a 2 week period. Chronic depression or dysthymia is a lower level of depression symptoms which have be... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Seek: Seek treatment early to prevent binge eating and the urge to purge-easier to treat habits early!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Fear of heights: Cognitive behavioral therapy works great for this. You learn what self-talk in your head makes it easier, and how to calm your anxiety. Then you appr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Cannabis/ effects: Cannibis makes you passive and apathetic. It robs you of all drive. If you have an underlying mood or anxiety disorder, it masks the problem without... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Treatment: All mental illness is treatable. Call your pcp or insurance company for a referral to a therapist and psychiatrist. Many sites such as health tap/ps... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Work: Work up to taking 6 grams of omega fatty acids daily. They have mood stabilizing effect!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Caffeine problem: It depends on the problem., people who are anxious or have insomnia should avoid caffeine. The effects last many hours and cause sleep issues. I fi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Mental health/sex: Sex has many physical and mental benefits. While many benefits can be achieved by orgasm alone, most mental health professionals would agree that a c... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone) and sleep: Both Abilify and Geodon (ziprasidone) are used for the same issues. Abilify is generally not helpful for sleep since it has so little sedation. Ge... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Depression/college: The best news is that colleges usually provide therapy services at an affordable rate for students. Contact your student health services soon. If yo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Ensure: Ensure you sleep and keep a very regular schedule to help regulate mood swings.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Panic eval: A psychiatrist should do a thorough history including ruling out any medical issues causing symptoms. She can then recommend treatment including medi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Akathisia/RLS: Akathisia is a side effect from certain medications. Typically this occurs with meds from the antipsychotic class because of Dopamine effects in the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Resources: The national alliance for the mentally ill (nami.Org) is a great resource for information. They also sponsor peer support systems for families of bip... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Autism definition: Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Anxiety treatment: I would start with a cognitive behavioral therapist. Consult nacbt.Org for a specialty trained therapist near you. She will then decide if you can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Initial eval: The first session is gathering a history of the problem, your social and family history as well as a thorough medical history. Be sure to bring a lis... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Panic attack symptom: Panic attacks come on abruptly and last a few minutes. Shortness of breath, shaking, heart pounding, feeling queasy are common. It seems most people... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
ECT: Ect (electric shock therapy) is an extremely effective treatment for mood symptoms and psychosis. While many patients do extremely well, this is a pr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
How to find referral: Ways to find a psychiatrist include consulting your therapist or primary care. Also there are many websites that list psychiatrists and their ratings... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Ativan/niquil: Nyquil contains a sedating antihistamine as well as alcohol in the liquid form. Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative. Probably not a good idea to combin... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Suboxone/ stimulants: My practice has a Suboxone program. A search of drug interactions reveals no big issues with either Ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderall. However,... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Pm panic: If you are not on meds, often it is exhaustion of the day that makes people more anxious at night. A good bedtime routine, meditation, a relaxing ba... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Dementia and apathy: You don't say if this is new or ongoing. If new, it could be a uti. Never go wrong with checking. Also depression could cause these symptoms. As d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
GP vs psychiatrist: Most depression is treated well by general practitioners currently. The difference is that your gp is responsible for all medical problems, and is li... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 39 years experience
ADHD treatment: Studies of adhd have shown that medication is very effective for symptoms. It is important for the physician to know if there are any other problems... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Knox is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Knox is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thnk u.I hve tryed everthing 2 get on top of this even your suggestio Really dnt no wat todoanymore! Will I no if/wen my painis not anxietyi
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! He does have extensive knowledge of subs. Thank you so much.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thsnks very much very informative

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Louisville Region, KY - Summer
2013
Top Psychiatrist , Second Place, Indiana - Summer
2013
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