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Dr. Travis Hansen

Child Psychiatry
MN
22 years experience male

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Child Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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44 Answers
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes: Children can have sensory issues related to all sensory modalities which can affect their focus and well-being. Common ones are related to textures (... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: Psychiatrists are trained to evaluate and treat exactly what you desribed/asked. While there are many reasons you could be having pvcs and pacs the r... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
No: While individual reactions to medications vary this is not an unusual starting dose. I'm sorry you had such a scary side effect. Rare but does happe... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes: Symptoms of adhd, particularly poor concentration and being easily distracted plus having no energy and being tired all the time can be seen in depres... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Avoid sugar...: Depending on when the medicine wears off, options include increased dose, additional dose or shorter acting dose in late afternoon. Behavioral modifi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Its all called ADHD.: Attention hyperactivity disorder (adhd) consists of three subtypes: 1) predominantly inattentive type (the former add); 2) predominantly hyperactive,... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Possibly.: Of the three, singular more commonly causes reflux symptoms. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can cause different GI (stomach) ailments as can the other two... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
No: Neither wellbutrin (bupropion) nor zoloft causes physcial dependence to the medication. The vast majority of brain development took place at a young... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Anyone.: Any physician or mental health provider can diagnose adult adhd. Psychiatrists recieve specialized training to diagnose and treat adhd. Adhd is diagn... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
See your doctor!: Low thyroid levels can cause symptoms similar to depression - low energy, weight gain, apathy. Your primary care provider can check your thyroid and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Depends...: Attempting suicide is a choice made by an individual and if it is to be 'cured' it is up to the individual. Psychiatrists are trained to assess suici... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Possibly, however...: Many children have poor frustration tolerance anyway and if impulsive act on the feeling of frustration with little regard to consequences (like a hea... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes...: Sorry to hear about the continued wetting which can be so frustrating to both child and parent alike.There are behavioral techniques for wetting like ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Not necessarily.: You are describing a simple tic which is relatively harmless and often more pronounced when nervous or excited. Tics can occur with adhd and even obs... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes and Yes...: Vyvanse is an excellent medication for adhd just as wellbutrin (bupropion) is and excellent medication for depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
yes: It is not uncommon at all to feel some hesitation or distrust towards a provider. Rapport can take time to develope. A good provider is non-judgemen... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
good question: Maintaining your typical diet shouldn't affect lithium levels too much. Watch your fluid/hydration status. Salt intake and anything that may dehydrat... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
typically...: Ritalin (methylphenidate) will start working within 30-60 minutes if at a therapeutic dose.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
okay...: Thank you for this question as taking the first step can be the most difficult. Bring up your concerns with your primary care provider as you may be m... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes: Adhd medications including vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can have side-effects like depression. Keep in mind it could be depression as well so you shoul... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Great question!: There are a number of factors from hurried clinicians, inadequate training, influence from pharmaceutical companies to misinformed consumers. Trying ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes: Both Ritalin and Concerta share the same active ingreadient - methylphenidate. There can be many factors as to why you have anxiety with one and not ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Well...: You really should look into seeing a therapist who can help with dealing with anxiety. If seeing a dr. Is not an option at this time due to financial... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes it can.: It would be worth while to talk with your primary care provider, a psychiatrist or other mental health provider as this can be the start of a major de... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes: You have mentioned three of the controlled-release (long-acting) stimulants used to treat adhd. There are other short and longer acting adhd medicati... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Keep on parenting!: Please consult with a child psychiatrist for an evaluation of your son and review treatment options as there are many services available. Life is hec... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes: Actually both wellbutrin (bupropion) and Adderall can cause sweay hands. Not a life-threatening side effect but can be very annoying. Be sure to men... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes: Adhd and ocd can be seen together and sometimes even with motor or vocal tics (blinks, utterances, facial graimaces). Psychiatrists are specialized t... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Well...: The makers of adhd medication were smart enough to realize many children have difficulty swallowing pills and offer alternative ways of delivering the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes...: A symptoms of depression that mimics adhd is poor concentration. Also having poor energy makes it hard to think and focus again making depression hav... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
There are many.: There are a number of medicines that treat adhd as well as behavioral modifications to deal with the symptoms. Talk it over with your provider. If y... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes, but...: While the caffeine in coffee does increase alertness it is working on different receptors in the brain than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall an... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Difficult to say...: There are many types of adhd medications that work in different ways. Generally any medication can potentially cause death in a seemingly healthy ind... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Be open...: Being open and honest from the beginning helps establish a trusting relationship. Aside from talking with your provider there are also tests to aid in... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
It is a 'disorder'.: The diagnostic and statistic manual - 5 was recently published changing the way we classify asperger's and autism. The diagnoses now fall under the h... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Variable: As with all things related to weight gain or loss, metabolism, diet, and exercise all play factors. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetam... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Variable: The key is tolerance. If he eats any of those foods is there an appreciable change in bahavior or otherwise and if there is, is it tolerable by him a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Great questions!: Adhd symptoms can improve or even go away over time in certain individuals. How much the symptoms affect your day to day life also vary throughout one... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Possibly: The added demands of dealing with add and the regular school day can be exhausting and stressful and this can be a normal reaction to a hard day of wo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
hard to say but...: Effexor (venlafaxine) is notorious for causing bad withdrawal symptoms of which irritability could be one. You might suspect depression if other symp... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Be supportive...: This can be a touchy subject with families and needs to be approached with care. In an open, honest, nonjudgemental fashion bring up your observation... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Sorry to hear...: It must be hard for you to see him struggle. Keep being an advocate for him. School services are a must as they can provide a learning environemnt th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
not at this time: The use of ketamine to treat depression is in its infancy and being studied. Showing great promise but not avaiable as an everyday treatment for depr... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes...: Effexor (venlafaxine) is effective for both depression and anxiety but not adhd. That being said poor concentration or distractability can be a sympt... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Dakota Schoold of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD
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