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Dr. Raymond Coffin

Clinical Psychology
Covina, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Covina, CA

Address

100 South Citrus, Suite 206, Covina, CA
Directions

Fax

(626) 915-7588

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Absolutely: Being a care giver is extremely demanding, and often leads to depression or "compassion fatigue." more people now find themselves in care giving role... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
It depends but yes: As you know, there's a wide spectrum of aspergers patients and differing levels of functioning within that spectrum. Training as a psychologist requir... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Declare your Rx: In most jurisdictions patients are encouraged to take their prescribed medications, including clonazepam. As long as you have a current prescription... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Understand & Treat: It is helpful both for the patient and those who care about them to develop an understanding of the signals that the symptoms are increasing. That hel... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Now It's a Memory: Sadly, trying one of today's "designer" drugs even once can create memories of a terrifying experience. Though promoted as "pure, " you can never be s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Doctors talking?: Your concerns about the effects of medication on your child are appropriate. Each situation is unique, but it's critical that all doctors involved in ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Call if you need to: Once he accepts you as a patient, your doctor is responsible for monitoring your progress. Hopefully he discussed the meds with you, including possibl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Balance & the brain: Any psychoactive substance has the potential to disrupt the sometimes delicate balance of neural circuits that need to function well together to maint... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Pain, depression?: A series of back surgeries often comes with periods of severe chronic pain, and depression often shows up shortly after the onset. Both tend to sabota... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Possibly SSDI: If she is unable to work, see if she would qualify for social security disability insurance. Adults seriously impaired by mental illness can quality ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Confidential Help: Please don't let embarrassment stop you from talking to someone. Thoughts of suicide are more common than people think, especially during teen years w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes-- see your MD: Hallucinations and paranoia can continue, but i would guess the medicine may not be working for you or the dosage you are on may not be adjusted prope... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Diet can help: Watching consumption of sugar, binge eating, and simple carbs that affect Insulin can help reduce wild swings in blood sugar which complicate manageme... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Bottom line, yes: There are a lot of changes that affect libido/sex drive, ranging from shifts in hormonal balances to changes in our experience of ourselves and clarif... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Different Processes: Strictly speaking, they are different processes. But one can experience symptoms that are suggestive of both disorders. To get a better idea of what... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Not always: Psych meds are serious business. They often improve things, but can also complicate your problems if not correctly managed. The more complex your medi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
No reason to lie: Your nurse should have no reason to lie about your results, but if you have reason to believe you've been exposed, it's understandable that you might ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Time for a Trial: I assume that you have been struggling with depression most of the two years since you were diagnosed. The distinction between situational and endoge... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
It Does Happen: If you've battled depression for years it may sound like a fantasy, but there are people who have one episode in their lifetime, and recover. But oth... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Reach Out 4 Support: The internal and social changes may prove more challenging than the hormonal/surgical procedures. Look for support from others who have traveled this ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
It depends: In my experience, it depends on one's own character structure. On one extreme, based on working with sociopathic inmates who appear incapable of empat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Cognitive behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been found to be as effective as medication for many people in treating both depression and anxiety. For many ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Get tested: Please don't let your fear keep you from seeing your md right away and getting tested. There is a panel of tests that can be run--some may be repeated... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Memory loss: I have treated severely depressed/suicidal patients who agreed to shock treatments after failing numerous meds. (by qualified md) by far their greate... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes, with a caution : Yes, combining meds and therapy is common--and effective--in dealing with depression, anxiety, and ptsd. Xanax and Effexor (venlafaxine) xl are common... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes--see your MD: It certainly can contribute to both depression and fatigue, which can set us up for more weight gain as we lack the energy and interest to remain acti... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Check the "cure": A couple things come to mind. First, multiple health problems and their treatment. It's not uncommon to find that meds contribute to depression (e.g.,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
You are not alone: You have taken an important step-acknowledging to yourself that your depression & "cover-up" response to it are a problem. If you're embarrassed to ge... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Labels Premature: I think the "why" part of your question is the place to start--any label must flow from that answer. Three possibilities strike me as hunches to start... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes it's possible: It is possible to be diagnosed at any time in life, due to symptoms initially being less severe and detectable, the effects of medications/drugs on th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
You've started: Recognizing that you want to change is a big first step. Next, stop beating up on yourself for where you are and focus on taking a step--however small... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
If they check: Employer drugs panels vary, but generally screen for a relatively narrow range of substances. Union contracts or industry regs may define the package.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Divergent thinking: One of the cognitive "benefits" of adhd is that one is less likely to get "stuck" in a cognitive rut. Switching attention from one thing to another ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
AM/PM: Check with your doctor to see if taking Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning and Remeron at night would be consistent with your treatment plan. Remer... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Not exactly, but...: It is not considered a symptom that defines adhd, but it certainly can "co-occur" with it. If hyperactivity is present, that activity can simply wear... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
2nd opinion helpful: As you know, balancing out the cycles of a bipolar disorder can be maddeningly tricky. So it is not uncommon for multiple meds to be ordered. Which en... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Focus your fears: So much depends on the details of your sister's history and current condition. I suggest starting by reflecting carefully on the specific concerns you... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Your milage may vary: It seems that roughly 2/3 of people who receive an appropriate medicine, at the right dosage, and take it long enough for it to work, will feel and fu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Specialist resources: Dealing with the limits of our power to help someone we care about is about the most humbling aspect of empathy. In short, none of us can make anyone... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
It hurts both ways: Codependency can "encourage" alcohol abuse in another by softening the consequences of excessive drinking. In that sense, it gives the person false "r... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
An exhausting "ride": Generally, people dealing with bipolar disorder cycle through biologically driven periods of clinical depression and mania. When going through a mani... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Lost in translation: Personally, i think we tend to over-pathologize behavior, so i would probably say, "yes." but one of the things that makes this discussion difficult i... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
In an ideal world: In an ideal world we would all "get along" and children benefit greatly from having contact with all members of a healthy extended family. When we fal... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Research that focuses on the children of bipolar parents provides a wide range of estimates of likelihood of getting bipolar or another mood disorder,... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Look for connections: With your use of the word "paranoid" i'm suspecting that your experience with ghosts is not "friendly." if the fear is frequent/constant and interfere... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
It's not unusual: Even for young men, it's not unusual to go through periods where interest in sex takes a back seat to something else. If you're in a relationship, it ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Possible & rule out: Anxiety certainly can cause lightheaded/faint feelings, but you also want to make sure there is not a physical explanation that has not been addressed... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Either-possibly both: You're raising a difficult question, in part, because both can be present and you may need the help of a professional to sort it out. But, in very gen... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Half-life?: I wonder if your doctor was referring to Vistaril (hydroxyzine)'s "half-life"? That's the time it takes the body to reduce it to half it's "potency," ... Read More

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Dr. Coffin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Coffin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Test was at 8 months after exposure. Not sure if retest is needed.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to answer questions
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thankyou, it was very kind of you to respond so quickly. Goodnight

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Newport University
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Psychologist, Third Place, California - Summer
2013
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