Dr. Monika Heller

Child Psychiatry
Minneapolis, MN
16 years experience female

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I am a graduate from Carleton College and currently a practicing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working as an independent contractor, Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota and Chief Medical Officer of CogCubed, Corp.

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Child Psychiatry

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English

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
New situations: Any new life transition or new situation can cause anxiety if there are risk factors or lack of social supports. Having a child that is not a biologi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Relapse: The likelihood of relapse is dependent on many things including original onset of symptoms, family history, medical adherence, low emotional volatilit... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Stimulant abuse: Effects of long-term stimulant abuse can include paranoia, aggressiveness, extreme anorexia, thinking problems, visual and auditory hallucinations, de... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Assessment: It is important to be assessed by a physician regarding the severity of your symptoms for a recommendation of the best treatments.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Anxiety: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is contraindicated in people with a history of depression and anxiety due to risk of mood changes. It can also cause insomnia... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Evaluation: It is important to seek evaluation from a medical professional to rule out any medical causes of your change in mood and function in addition to evalu... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Temperature: It is ideal to store medications in a safe room at a moderate temperature. Medications exposed to heat can alter their chemical composition and may l... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Detection: Amphetamines can be detected in saliva for 3 days, urine for 1-4 days, and in hair for up to 90 days.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Weight changes: For a few women, the pill may cause some weight gain, often due to fluid retention. But not significant amounts, and not for most women. While weight ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Evaluation: Please seek medical evaluation as soon as possible. Some medical causes of these cluster of symptoms can be severe.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Dosing: For an adult, if taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) immediate release as 5mg twice a day, to be increased by 5mg weekly if ne... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Anxiety: Given your age, a typical work up like the one i assume you have had based on what you have mentioned, anxiety is a high likelihood for feeling of inc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Reflection: Many people have anxiety about medical doctors for various reasons. It is important to talk about these anxieties with your doctor and consider differ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Talk to you doctor: You should talk to your doctor, but if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has managed your symptoms well, they may consider adding a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Medical doctor: A primary care physician would be able to manage your psychiatric medications and evaluate in conjunction with you if stopping your medications is the... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Causes: Causes of this feeling can be anxiety, sleep disorders, chemical use including caffeine, nutrition, exercise and other medical conditions. It is impo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Yes: All of these conditions are treatable and can decrease to a manageable level with adequate evaluation and treatment. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Lumosity: Lumosity is a brain enhancing device to be used online or via mobile devices. They may help with brain training, however there have been no placebo c... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Side effects: A persistent headache can be a side effect of an epidural blood patch. Nightmares may be a reaction to the procedure or the circumstances, but are no... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Sleep: Sleep deprivation, which is a chronic problem for many americans, can manifest as attention difficulties, memory problems and mood changes. Without s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Symptoms: Low mood, irritability, loss of interest in activities, low energy, changes in sleep and appetite, impaired concentration and memory, feeling helpless... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Amphetamines: Amphetamines show up positive in a saliva, urine, blood and hair follicle testing. However, with further testing, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and rac... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Exposures: The goal of social anxiety is to limit avoidance to social situations and work on the negative thoughts that increase anxiety. When exposing yourself ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
The difference: Adderall contains 75% of the effective (dextro) isomers of amphetamine, while Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is dextro-methylphenidate (only the right-h... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Interaction: Rhodiola can help anxiety/depression and also augment the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). This increases the risk of... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Therapy: The best treatment for anxiety or panic attacks is cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy which focuses on exposing yourself to anxiety pro... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Worsening: Some of the medications that treat anxiety can cause gastrointestinal distress and can worsen heart burn. Long term heart burn can cause deleterious ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Healthy Lifestyle: It is important to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle in addition to medical treatment for depression and anxiety including exercise, good nutri... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Hair follicle: Hair follicle tests reflect the last 90 days of ingestion of substances.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Addiction: Addiction is a biological disease and quite tricky to manage. The best way to manage addiction is to seek addition treatment at a recovery center and... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Useful: This medication can be very useful for it's indications of adhd and narcolepsy. 80% of people will respond to Ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderall. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Medical work up: A medical conditions that can cause anxiety include heart problems, diabetes, thyroid imbalance, anemia, electrolyte imbalances, asthma, drug abuse, a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Evaluation: Yes, chronic anxiety can cause hair loss, but other medical conditions that are associated with anxiety can also caused hair loss. It is important to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
16 years experience
Evaluation: An evaluation by a psychiatrist can be very helpful to manage mood/anxiety and perhaps talk about resources for stress management. Anxiety and mood c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Heller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Heller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you.. this explains my worsening depression and anxiety symptoms
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Thank you, I took it by accident as I haven't had a script since 2012
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You da best

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine
Graduated 2007MD

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