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Dr. Sara Buckley

Clinical Psychology
FL
19 years experience female

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Internship, Dallas VAMC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Substance Use Disorders, Dallas VAMC Staff Psychologist, Orlando VAMC-Melbourne, FL Outpatient Clinic; currently specializing in treatment of PTSD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

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55 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Sebaceous cyst?: Am not an md but have one of these. Have ur doc check it to make sure it's not something else. If it is sebaceous, i wet and rub a styptic pencil ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Irrational fear?: Phobias are considered irrational or excessive fears that cause physical and psychological discomfort. If this describes your problem, cognitive-behav... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Ck with ur doctor: You may need a different antidepressant. Not everyone responds the same to medication. One person may do very well on one while another doesn't respo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Mood swings: If you can't afford a therapist, please talk to your primary care provider right away. If you're feeling suicidal, call the national suicide preventio... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
The best app I know: Of is ptsd coach. Although it was created by the va's national center for ptsd, it's free and can be downloaded ; used by anyone. There are also apps ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Some suggestions:: Do u like your job? Do u have good friends? What about exercise or hobbies? Do u give ; receive love? What would u like to change in ur life or urself... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
I don't know...: More importantly, why are u running low on ur medication? If u are struggling with addiction, it's important to get all the help u can, physical as we... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Anxiety?: I'm not an md but if the er cleared you, perhaps you are anxious about something going on in your life. Are you in college? Working? Starting on a new... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
If you have ADHD: Speak to your physician about medications that may help you. Adhd coaching and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy are also helpful in managing adhd behav... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
At a pharmacy: With a prescription. Xanax (alprazolam) is a controlled substance and is not available without a prescription.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Yes, you could be: "pulling out" is not the most effective method of contraception so, yes, you could be pregnant. I'm not an md but planned parenthood puts the failure ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Anti-anxiety meds: Are in the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. They can be very effective in lowering anxiety responses. However, they are also addictive, not un... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Read about it...: I like "when panic attacks" by david burns md. It not only educates you about anxiety but offers tools for combatting it. Check your local library, us... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
It can be but...: Check w/your treatment provider. I'm not a physician, but had a rotator cuff tear. Therapeutic massage, specifically trigger-point massage, helped me ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
No.: Even though it sounds a little like 'codeine', it does not contain that substance.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
The risk is small: Actually, according to scientific research, but is magnified by the legal community (imho). However, that's tough to buy when it is your child that ma... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Depends...: Ppl respond differently to meds so it depends which one helps you focus when you need to. Some adults prefer having a little more control over dosing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
If you're asking : Whether it's possible to take too much, the answer is a big yes. Always take medications as prescribed by your physician. Every medication has a po... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Very well could be: Serious. Please check with your doctor asap!
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Antibiotics: May cause allergic reactions but you don't say how long you've had the breathing problem. Naturally, this would make you anxious but i wonder if you w... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Not aware of this: Reaction attributed to anxiety. However, one of the common reactions to xanax (alprazolam) is impaired coordination. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Call your dentist: I've had four root canals and never had any discomfort at all after the procedure. Sounds to me like there is still something wrong.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
ADHD testing is...: Actually very interesting. They will probably administer several pencil/paper tests, maybe a computer test, and ask lots and lots of questions. Test... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Possibly...: Please get an in-person evaluation by a qualified health professional. Your pcp is a good place to start if you're not sure who to call. You can also ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
May be the nicotine: Also, you didn't say if you eat breakfast. If not, your blood sugar may be low. Might be time to consider a stop smoking program and improving your ov... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Very unlikely: You probably signed an opioid agreement, promising not to misuse drugs prescribed to you or use other drugs that weren't. You did it anyway. That'... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Anxiety is : Treatable with cognitive-behavioral therapy and it's not addictive. It can also teach you the coping skills needed to lead a successful life without h... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Probably not: One missed dose of either of these is typically not a problem. However, for zoloft (sertraline) to work, it needs to be taken daily in order to reach ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Needs medical help: To quit drinking alcohol because withdrawal can be deadly without it. He will need to consult with a physician experienced with addiction. Once he is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
1st, do u have ADHD?: Adhd is usually diagnosed by a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is only 1 medication prescribed for this diagnosis. P... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Speak to your doctor: Not sure what you mean by "nothing happened". You might try rephrasing your question.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Check w/disability: Office at your university. With a letter from your doc, they can offer services such as extra time for test-taking, tutoring, coaching, management str... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Alza?: Haven't heard of that medication. You may need to rewrite your question. Adderall is an adhd medication.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Why are you taking: Pain killers? Are they prescribed or are u getting them from the street? If prescribed, take only as directed. If not, u may have an addiction ; need ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Posttraumatic stress: Is that what you mean? No, adhd doesn't mean u also have ptsd. But they are not mutually exclusive either. You'll want to see a qualified therapist wh... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Rumination is a real: problem. We worry we didn't do all we should have, as well as what we need to do tomorrow. We fret over things said & unsaid. It's as though we th... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
All SSRI's have: Side-effects. In fact, all meds have them. The key: which one works better to help w/ur ocd? U also mention high blood pressure; is that under contro... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Pls be more specific: About ur side-effects. How long have u been taking paxil (paroxetine)? What's the dosage? What was Paxil (paroxetine) prescribed for? Have u spoke to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Live well!: Eat healthfully. Socialize w/good friends ; family. Get good sleep every nite. Exercise daily. Volunteer ur time. Read good books. Try to find a job u... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Gum disease?: Try some orajel on your gums and call your dentist asap. You might also try flossing gently - you might have something stuck between the teeth in tha... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Primary difference: Put simply, depression is feeling chronically sad for most of at least 2 weeks. With bipolar disorders, mood swings from depression to mania. Mani... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Unlikely: To my knowledge, there is no definitive research that supports this conclusion. More likely is that genetics influenced the development of schizophren... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Until you no longer: have a sleep deficit, if that's the problem. Most of us need 7-8 hrs of sleep/night. If ur overscheduled & feeling unrested when u awaken, ur not ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Call your prescriber: Escitalopram is an ssri, usually taken once a day. It can take several weeks before one feels better. If it makes you sleepy, try taking it at night. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Withdrawal syndrome: Even though Lexapro (escitalopram) and other ssri's are not addictive, some people experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping cold turkey. Always be... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
No.: If you're experimenting with drugs, you need information about addiction, not drug testing. Call (504) 899-6262 to talk to someone at narcotics a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
See your doctor: There is no one right answer for everyone. Work with your provider to find what's right for you. There are many medication choices so it may take time... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Read all about it...: My patients like the book "when panic attacks" by david burns md. I find when one has a better understanding of where anxiety comes from, one is bette... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Please call: The national suicide prevention lifeline right away at 1-800-273-8255! they can help, any time night or day.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Buckley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Buckley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have been told it maybe Pheochromocytoma?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate it!
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Thanks. It must be sinuses then. See ent next week.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, WACO, TX
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Dallas VA Medical Center
Completed 2004
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