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Dr. Eric Levin

Psychiatry
41 years experience male

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Retired

About

Bio

Graduated from La Faculte Libre de Medecine ,Lille France in 1980.Internship at Fitzgerald-Mercy Catholic Medical Center;as part of my residency,in General Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.Two years of Psychoanalytic Training.I opened a solo private Psychiatric practice in Chambersburg Pa., 40 minutes west of Gettysburg, in 1987.I closed the practice at the end of 2012. My interests were in addition to psychodynamics, the interface of general medicine and psychiatry and technology. In 1995, I computerized all my records using "Easy Psychiatric Record Keeper" developed by Dr.Patterson at Mass. General,mhc@mhc.com. The last three years of my practice were exclusively Telepsychiatry. As of 12-1-14, I have retired from active direct clinical medicine.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

ADHD and Autism

Geriatric Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

188 Answers
752 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
See Psychiatrist: You probably need an ssri[selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor] medication as well as adjustment of the xanax (alprazolam) first. Once the symptoms... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Web sites: American medical or psychiatric sites, web md or even wikipedia. Also just type these in on searches and you will get all the info you want. Be carefu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Variable based on Dx: Based upon other baseline medical factors each patient is different. Cause of how the disorder happened needs to be explored.Often it cannot be identi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Diagnosis needs made: These are a cluster of symptoms over time. Many diagnoses are like this. More history of the patient as well as family history is needed and a good p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Why do you take it?: It depends upon the diagnosis of why you are taking it and the dose. Klonopin (clonazepam) has a large dose range of effectiveness. Some people need o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Individual variation: Lorazepam is shorter acting than clonazepam. Some people feel better with a shorter agent and taking it more frequently during the day while others pr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
An Evaluation: See your family doctor first to make sure their is no medical cause such as an ulcer. If everything is normal then it sounds like anxiety and therap... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Very low dose!: Although possible i wonder if what you are experiencing is do to zoloft (sertraline) at all. However, how much Acetaminophen and ibuprophen are you t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Tinnitis yes,but?: I am not sure exactly what thumping includes. Tinnitus has been described many ways and thumping probably has been one of them. Ear wringing or cons... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No,choice for pain?: Interactions w/other meds, incr. Rate of metabolism, decr, duration of effect or slows metabolism w/ prolonged effect. It prolongs seroquel, (quetiap... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Depends-dose,frequen: It depends upon why you are taking it, the mg, how often, other meds being taken, individual metabolism. Both can decrease reaction time. Muscle tone,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes: either alone or interaction with other medications. call your physician especially if you have other symptoms like a rash or difficulty breathing or s... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
? cup of coffee but: For coffee, peak time ; 1/2 life depend upon amount ; binding capacity of active metabolites which vary with brands. For otc caffeine pills the half ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Discuss w/cardiologi: This should always be discussed in consult with the cardiologist. Probably any of the ssri's or snri's are about the same. However in australia there ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Who&How diagnosed: These are a lot of diagnoses for a 5 year old.Possible but need more history from parents & other family& collateral sources. Are symptoms consistent ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Accept yourself: If your spouse already accepts you the way you are why the need to change anything. You are just setting yourself up for disaster.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Break the TV-Joking!: Explore what else in life you are involved in and what is meaningful which would take time away from the tv. Develop other hobbies , interests, friend... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
None: No not get into this sort of behavior. I suggest getting into therapy to work on the underlying causes for asking such as question. This sort of behav... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
What is being treate: If someone is depressed and requires an anti-depressant then often the benefit is better than the risks. The person becomes more like they were before... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Start low go slow: Begin a light schedule under supervision and proceed gradually. Perhaps your doctor will give you a prescription for physical therapy. If you live n... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
See Gynocologist: Could be nothing to worry about to something to be concerned about. Need an internal exam. Chipmunk you are still young, cycle may not be stable. Emo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Anxiety? get evaluat: Were tests normal? How often or only time. Keep track.If on medications go over events with the doctor. Check blood pressure first sitting then stand... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
What Diagnosis?: You should never stop any medication without the supervision of a physician. You should know why you were taking it to begin with, how often, the risk... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Either with therapy or medication but most often with both. Often learning disabilities are co-morbid with adhd and need to be evaluated. Also the sym... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Do not use it: Out dated medication can be dangerous. The compound may "break-down" and cause just about any kind of adverse event such as hallucinations.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Sleep Cycle Disorder: I would suggest a possible sleep study to determine if a circadian sleep cycle disorder does not exist. Also a broader evaluation checking for an anx... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Slap anxiety?: What is slap anxiety? Any situational anxiety usually can be helped using relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy or sometimes medication... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
See Fam Dr. ASAP.: Brain fog is not brain dead. This is mixing a colloquial slang expression for a medical clinical expression. Clinically brain dead means no eeg wave a... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
More complicated: Fibromyalgia is not just related to weight. It is an important factor and many who lose weight seem to either lose the fibro or at least the symptoms ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Many things: Could be anxiety or medical problems. I suggest you see your family physician. Make sure you ask your family members if they have ever had anything li... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No concensus: First find cause of agitation.Is the person in pain, has a rash, hypo or hyper=thyroid, uti, anemia, glucose ok? If all non-'psychiatric' causes have ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
See GI Dr.: I have never had this question before but it is a good one. I would see a GI specialist and make sure you do not have an ulcer or something else. The... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Taking anything else: If this is all that you are taking it is still possible but unlikely. However, if you are on other medications or over the counter medications even su... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Time not the issue: Perhaps you and your preferred other need to get creative! there are sex therapists. Have you been checked physically by a urologist just to make sur... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Usually not: I do not believe that this is routine at the high school level. It is at the college level. The head of athletics department would be the best source... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Cause of hydrocephal: Depression post shunt placement is common. Has shunt placement/cns-pressures been checked? Her drinking may be "self medicating" for depression or anx... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Be careful mixing: Discuss with your obgyn. Their are better treatments. Too much Acetaminophen can hurt the liver and too much Naproxen can hurt the kidney. If they are... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
What stregth tylenol (acetaminophen): Should not mix them. Max 24 hour dose of Acetaminophen was lowered to 2000mg/day. It use to be 4000mg. A one time event will not be a worry. However ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Therapy & Gov.Sites: Since this is usually a chronic frequent event for the person being bullied the earlier they enter therapy to learn how to cope the better. If ignore... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Could be meds!: Are you taking venlafaxine and Lexapro (escitalopram) together or was Lexapro (escitalopram) stopped? Also check with your dr. The dose of venlafaxine... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Very complicated: T3 (liothyronine) is produced by the thyroid gland just like t4. It is fast acting while T4 is longer acting. The numbers refer to iodine molecule. P... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Discuss with Dr.: I suggest you go to one of the medication interaction programs on line like epocrates online and type in quetiapine, citalopram, asprin, codeine, mirt... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Many possible causes: See your family dr. Asap. Is their a family history of such events or cardiac problems or anemia? Is their a family history of narcolepsy/cataplexy? W... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Compare by researchi: It is better to discuss with your doc but their are good web sites like epocrates and webmd where side effects of medications can be compared against ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Much more data neede: Could be a dermatologic condition, medication reaction if you are taking anything. Food allergy, etc. Questions need to be asked like onset, does it i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Different actrions: Not easy to explain briefly. Generally their primary actions are in different areas of the brain and on different neurotransmitter's and receptors. Ho... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Possible but ?: Unless it is already a problem i doubt that it will become a problem. I presume you are not also on the other meds listed. If so they increase the ris... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Probably not,Rx for?: Anything possible but 10mg, very small dose ; is sub-therapeutic for most people. If you have mitral value prolapse , this may unmasked it or a thyroi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
To an extent: Exercise is still the core of any weight reduction program. It is important to find the activity you enjoy and look forward to so that exercise does n... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Right Diagnosis?: Perhaps the dosage needs increased or something added to it. However the most important is the correct diagnosis and medication alone is never as effe... Read More

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VERY COMPASSIONATE AND KNOWLEDGABLE PHYSICIAN WHO MAINTAINS A KEEN INTEREST IN AREAS OUTSIDE HIS SPECIALTY. HIS ZEAL FOR LEARNING KEEPS HIM IN THE FOREFRONT OF INTERNET MEDICINE.
May 22, 2013
Dr Levin clearly has an outstanding knowledge base in psychiatry. He is providing a valuable service ot the public on Healthtap. I recommend Dr. Levin.
Mar 12, 2014
I am delighted to read your recommendations. I am thrilled you are doing this community a service with your insight and experience. Thank you.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm sorry that I was unable to answer earlier, but there were some problems with the server that I was using. May you always be successful in your practice and other en...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your quick reply & helpful answer. Much appreciated!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! what is pcp? my urine level is 5 for a long time...like 3-4 years

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

La Faculté Libre de Médecine de Lille,
MD

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Completed 1984

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Harrisburg Region, PA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Harrisburg Region, PA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013

Affiliations

None
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