Dr. William Marchand

Psychiatry
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
37 years experience male

About

Bio

<i>Author of</i> <i> Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Your Guide to Recovery </i>. The book is a comprehensive guide to recovery for individuals (and their loved ones) with mood disorders. It stresses the value of using mindfulness interventions as a component of the healing process. It also provides detailed information about pharmacological and psychotherapy interventions and how to work most effectively with treating clinicians. One aim is to help clinicians work more effectively with patients/clients. It is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Depression-Bipolar-Disorder-Guide-Recovery/dp/1933503998/ref=sr_1_1?s=books ie=UTF8 qid=1338751556 sr=1-1

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

42 Answers
46 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Seek help: Please seek a professional mental health evaluation. Your symptoms often respond well to treatment. The first step is an evaluation.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Maybe: Mania is associated with hypersexuality and impulsive and out of character behaviors. That said - only your husband can say (when he is not manic) if... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Ignore: First, start with non-medication interventions that improve attention, focus and concentration.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Please clarify : At age 20, one should be able to become pregnant. What is your specific concern?
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Agree: The tendency to enjoy walking is probably an inherited personality trait. But - for some it could also be learned.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
More information: It may be normal but more information is needed to answer. For example what medication are you taking for ocd? Are you taking other medications? Do ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not expected: There is no evidence that Risperidone causes permanent cognitive impairment. It can cause sedation - which might cause short-term impairment. The di... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Difficult to answer: There are too many potential variables to give an answer that would be useful. However - most experts consider it to be a concussion if a head injury... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
It may be normal: We all forget things that seem illogical. Often our worry about these kinds of experiences causes more discomfort than warranted. Unless these exper... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Should not: Wellbutrin (bupropion) should not cause confusion. Please call your prescriber to sort out what is going on.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Many causes: I would suggest seeing your primary care provider for an evaluation, which should include lab work. You could be experiencing depression and/ or sym... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: Just use common sense. If you are tired from physical exertion - then it may not make sense to exercise. In contrast if your fatigue is from office ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
See your doctor: Many possible causes. See your primary care provider for an evaluation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: Often side effects go away after a few days or weeks. But - you might try adjusting when you take it. Early or late evening might work for you.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Very normal: Most of us will - if we pay attention to our breathing - have a tendency to cling to that sensation. Just be present with that awareness.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Low stress: She or he will take a history of your headaches and any other medical conditions. Then a physical and neurological exam. After recommendations for mo... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Don't know: Since skinny fiber is a supplement - we don't have information about interactions with prescription medications.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Don't switch: Treating insomnia with medication is often not very effective. Non-medication approaches - such as meditation may be abetter solution.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
You already know: The benefits are whatever you find them to be...
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Maybe: I would recommend an evaluation by a medical or mental health professional as a starting point. This will help you determine the best solutions for y... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
CT can be helpful: Head ct can show other causes of similar symptoms, such as evidence of elevated intracranial pressure , obstructive hydrocephalus, or mass effect due ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Maybe : Recent studies have been able to identify some brain circuits and body chemicals involved with feelings of love. But whether science can ever compl... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Some overlap: Psychosis means a disturbance of the perception of reality, such as hallucinations of paranoia. This can happen with bipolar disorder too - but with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
To understand : There are many possible causes. We all benefit from understanding why we do what we do. Much of our behavior is driven by learned behavior patterns ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Bipolar definition: Bipolar disorder is diagnosed when an individual has episodes of depression and mood elevations ( episodes of mania or hypomania). Mood elevations in... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Maybe depression: There are many possible causes. Depression is one possibility. Other symptoms of depression include sadness, difficulty experiencing pleasure, irr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: No problem with this.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Seek help: This could be caused by many conditions. For example, a seizure, cardiac event or possibly an anxiety attack. Please call your doctor or go to an e... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Might be depression: Depression or anxiety might cause this. You will need an assessment by a medical or mental health professional to find out for sure.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
It could be PTSD: Individuals who have experienced trauma may experience nightmares about the trauma as well as other symptoms. If you are a victim of past sexual trau... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
It may go away: Nausea is a relatively common side effect. If you recently started the medication it may go away with time. Please discuss with your psychiatrist.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not a good idea: Stimulants and benzodiazepines ( such as valium) are generally not used together - though there can be exceptions. Please discuss with your prescribe... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Very normal: Nothing to worry about. We all have those experiences.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Usually side effects resolve after a few days. Since this is a continuing problem - you should contact your prescriber.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: Like all of us - stress impacts the mood of those with bipolar disorder. A solution is acceptance of our stress - rather than to try to ale it go awa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
See a provider: Please see a medical provider. You may have an infection that will require antibiotic therapy.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Many causes: The sense of your heart beating fast or irregularly could be a palpitation, an anxiety symptom, an irregular heart rhythm or just normal awareness of ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: It is possible that sperm were released prior to ejaculation.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not usually: Though it can sometimes cause fatigue or sedation. Please discuss with your prescriber.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
No easy answer: The only way through emotional pain is to be present with it. We try to push it away but that does not work. The pain will pass if you just be aware ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Maybe: That approach is likely to disrupt your sleep cycle. Probably not the best way to study.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Chapstick : Use chapstick. Vaseline is another option.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Marchand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Marchand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I'm really working in it .. Your answer very helpful
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much that is what I suspected. Hopefully it goes away
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Thanks for your quick reply! Dear like I have washed from water it discharges from my hands.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Psychiatrist , Second Place, Utah - Summer
2013
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