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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli

Clinical Psychology
Hopkinton, MA
47 years experience male

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Dr.Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

Hopkinton, MA

Address

6 Benson Rd. , Hopkinton, MA
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5084357711

Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

Hopkinton, MA

About

Bio

I am a clinical psychologist with over 35 years experience heading psychology departments and also maintained a faculty position at Harvard Medical School for several years. I have published 7 books, The Power of Empathy being a best seller and published in 7 languages, most recently in China. I am also chief medical officer for Soundmindz.org.

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: Your question is one that many don't have the courage to ask so please try not to be embarrassed. Stay with your therapy as it takes time to take hold... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Stress: Take a break every 45 minutes for 5 minutes or shorten the time between breaks if that works better for you. Make sue you eat well as during stressfu... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Workout: Eating lightly before a workout is the norm, make sure you consume complex carbs and protein. After a workout you can eat in the next hour and consume... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Elderly Health: Consult with your doctor to rule out any medical issues. Take daily walks, even if it is for short distances, make sure your nutrition is healthy, foc... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: You need to discover what in your life, your relationships is causing your low mood. Once you understand the cause it is quite important tto obtain h... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Bipolar: It is unlikely that your bipolar disorder can be treated effectively without weekly psychotherapy in addition to your medication regimen. So yes you n... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anger: Develop empathy for other people, put yourself in their shoes and realize every time you are hurt it is not necessarily intentional on another's part.... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Facebook Addiction: Addiction to facebook is similar to other addictions in that you know it is not healthy for you but you have trouble resisting the urge to log on. Ask... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Suboxone: Call your state medical association and ask for a doctor who specializes in treating addictions with suboxone, you could also call your insurance carr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
OCD: Ocd can be accompanied by anxiety but difficulty making decisions could be a separate issue related to your sense of self. If you doubt your worthines... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: Not making plans for the future could be a sign of depression but it would have to be accompanied by other symptoms such as self criticism, not feelin... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Psych Meds: You can certainly recover but i would strongly advise you consult with a physician you trust to help you titrate off these medications and review your... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Chronic Pain: Many of my patients with chronic pain benefit significantly from cymbalta (duloxetine). Ask your doctor if this medication would be appropriate for yo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Green Tea: Green tea is an excellent drink to maintain opimal health but there is no gurantee that it will reduce the incidents of heart attacks. Aerobic exercis... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Weight loss: Trying to lose weight rapidly is not a good idea, try to exercise aerobically for 40 minutes four times a week in your target zone and life weights ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety can cause many negative symptoms. Try to focus on perceiving accurately as anxiety is often caused by misperceptions. Consult with a mental he... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Gerd: I have patients with gerd who report experiencing exactly what you have described. Best.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: You may be suffering from depression, ask someone close to you if they think your mood has been off and if so consult a mental health professional as ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Fear: If could simply mean you have conditioned your brain to fear darkness even though your rational brain probably knows your are ok. Of course this fear ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Sexuality: First consult with your doctor to rule out medical issues, if cleared consult with a clinical psychologist who can help understand the cause and help ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Diet: You can seriously affect your overall health if your getting enough nutrients. Brain function, immune system, and many other physiological effects can... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: I am very sorry to hear that your mom has cancer, must be very scary. Anti-deprssants often don't work unless they are accompanied by psychotherapy. A... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety can cause dizziness, probably unlikely caused by Celexa (citalopram) if you have not had the symptoms before. Consult with your doctor to rule... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: Anti-depressants will not make you insane. Try psychotherapy first with an experienced mental health professional who can also help you decide whether... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: It is quite likely you can be helped and your low mood relieved if you pursue individual psychotherapy with a qualified mental health professional. Gi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: Depression and suicidal thoughts can be treated effectively. Please consult with a mental healthh professional as soon as possible or go to emergency ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Eating Disorder: If you have been struggling with an eating disorder for a long time an inpatient stay could be very helpful as you will be treated by a team of clinic... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anxiety: Try to focus on perceiving as accurately as possible, ask your close friends for help. If you cannot control your anxiety consult a mental health prof... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
STRESS : You certainly sound stressed. It is important to find out the origin of your stress so that you can figure out a way to solve the problems that are st... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Exercise: Jumping rope is very good exercise, surely will increase stamina and should reduce fat if you do this exercise frequently and for enough time. It will... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety is mostly caused by misperceiving situations or interactions. Take inventory of your recent dealings with people and situations. It is possibl... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Memory: There is an old saying, " the only way to forget is to remember". Meaning as you work through what you troubled you from the past you then can finally... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Alcohol: The alcohol content in bourbon is far greater than in beer, be careful to consume limited amounts and drink slowly with or after eating. Doubtful that... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Weight: Don't buy the foods you mention and do not keep them in your home. Try to stick to a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and begin an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
OCD: Part time work can have the advantage of taking your mind off your difficulty and allow you to relate to others while doing meaningful work. My best.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Meditation: Sit in a quiet room, close your eyes, focus on your breathing, every time your thoughts drift away return to your breathing. The goal is to stay focus... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Multivitamins: Multivitamins should be taken daily unless there is some specific reason to limit to every other day, make sure your multi does not have iron as it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Addiction: Remember you displayed great courage and determination to stay clean for a year. Go to aa or na meetings and seek a therapist who specializes in addic... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Sadness: If you are crying in front of people it may be possible that you need to talk about certain issues in your life that are making you sad. Confide in a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Weight: Try to maintain a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and increase your exercise to at least 40 minutes 4 to 6 times a week, make sure ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Stress: Significant and persistent stress can produce many negative symptoms. Try using the free anti anxiety app, full of exercises, videos, information to l... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Perhaps if you find pertinet articles, check out fibromyalgia support sites, and read or share the articles with them they may see this is a real illn... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Muscle Building: It takes considerable amount of time to build muscle, try not to be discouraged as it will likely happen if you persist. Consult an exercise physiolog... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Clonazepam: You should not drink on this medication.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Psych Meds: Do not stop on your own as you can have side effects, consult with your doctor and tell him or her about your symptoms, ask if this is typical and if ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Panic Attack: Most people going through a panic mistakenly think they will die but I have never heard of this ever occuring. Remember that anxiety and panic is driv... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression: Borderline personality disorder often exists with depression but depression can exist alone without a personality disorder.Best.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Stress: Exercise daily for 40 to 50 minutes, eat a plant based diet, sleep 7 to 8 hours a night, maintain positive relationships and you will be more resilie... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Schizophrenia: Please don't stop medication abruptly as you may experience side effects. Also ask your doctor for a recommendation to a psychotherapist who is vetera... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
PTSD: Ptsd can be treated, in most cases, effectively if the individual is open to the therapeutic process. Ask your doctor for a referral to a mental heal... Read More
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Great responses. Very accurate. Comes highly recommended.
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Sep 13, 2013
thorough answers. an asset to healthtap.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I think you hit the nail on the head. Thanks. I thought I was going crazy. My gp is useless - he thinks all my malaises are in my head - he doesn't understand or doesn't...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My granddaughter is 9yr old. She had been gaining alot of weight. So I will try to encourage more activities outside. Any more recommendions are very much welcomed. Than...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doc for this piece of advise....will follow as per yr note....will get back to you in case for any other query...thanka a lot.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
Top Psychologist, First Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Psychologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Chief Advisor, SoundMindz.org
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