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Dr. Jane Kang

Psychiatry
TX
22 years experience female

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AL

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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55 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
NAMI: I would suggest looking up nami (national alliance of mental illness) as they have free support groups for families of those with mental illness. They... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Diet : I think your friend means that you have to eat well and not just exercise to get 6 pack abs. If you have fat over your abdomen, any ab muscles won't s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Maybe: Most people find it makes them sleepy, so can not take it during the day. If it does not make you sleepy, you could take it during the day. For depres... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
No: If you did not have Tourette's as a child, it is highly unlikely that you have it now. If you suddenly at the age of 46 are having tics (motor and/or ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Please don't do this: There is no such thing as "herbal antipsychotic." It won't work and potentially very dangerous (not studied by anyone so could be unsafe). There is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
No. : There are no drug-drug interactions between the Plan B pill and prozac (fluoxetine). You might feel sick and have side effects from the Plan B pill, b... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
None: You are on a rather large dose of ativan (lorazepam). Because of this dose, i would not recommend you drinking any alcohol. It is not safe to mix them... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Maybe: Lithium can cause some "cognitive blunting" which means you may feel slower or think slower than before. Ask your doctor. You are on a high dose.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
There is no "best"..: The best one is one that works for you and doesn't cause any problems. The most common over the counter sleep aids have diphenhydramine, and this is i... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
No: In this age, there are alot of online resources. Start with NAMI as they will be a good start for free support and advice. Do you have a school counse... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Light in the winter: If you think you have seasonal affective disorder (depression in the fall and winter), you can do some things such as: make sure you spend as much tim... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Maybe. : You will have to ask. Some family doctors/internists don't mind, but in my experience, they won't feel comfortable prescribing the lamictal. Most will... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Probably not. : Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder and anxiety usually negates sex drive; that is, when you are very anxious, sex is one of the last things your bo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline p... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes, potentially: 5HTP increased serotonin and phentermine can also affect serotonin. This will put you at risk of serotonin syndrome, which is rare but can be serious... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
See below: Ideally, you should not be drinking alcohol if you have an anxiety disorder or taking lorazepam. If you really only take it as needed, to be safe, you... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Interesting..: Question and i can't really answer that, but most likely because of business reasons; that is, i don't think it was marketed that well and also it se... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Same medicine: but the form is different. The Sustenna is a shot that you take once a month. The pills you have to take every day. It is the same medicine though. If... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
None.: There are not really any good medicines for body dysmorphic disorder. The best treatment is therapy (counseling), where you talk about things to help ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Stop: You need to talk to your doctor about stopping the Concerta and taking something else. Other medications, like adderall, Ritalin can also cause tics. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: The best treatment for this is something called cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps address the hairpulling behavior. There are also some... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Dangerous. : Nyquil has a good amount of alcohol in it and you should not mix xanax (alprazolam) with alcohol. At best, you will be very sleepy. At worst, you coul... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: It should be out of your system in 24 hours. In the future, you need to take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) first thing in the morning, as it is long last... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: Your baby is fine. You took the xanax (alprazolam) later in pregnancy, so the xanax (alprazolam) did not affect any development. You did not take it c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: Emotional abuse can definitely cause low self esteem. If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship now, you should try to get out. If you have ha... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Not really. : Prozac (fluoxetine) can help some symptoms that are related to borderline personality disorder - if you are feeling depressed, anxious or irritable. H... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: There are lots of medications out there for adhd that are not in the stimulant category (which Adderall is in). Ask your doctor about trying: wellbutr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
16 mg: Is the highest dose listed in the pdr (drug manual). However, most people are not on this dose. Average doses are probably between 1 and 8 mg, with 4 ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Probably not. : You were on a small dose (50 mg) to being with. Then you tapered to 25 mg already. Sertraline generally does not have discontinuation or withdrawal pr... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
YES!: Please continue your psychotherapy. I am assuming you mean drug or alcohol relapse (or maybe sex or gambling addiction). It is best to continue your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Depends.: Did the contraceptive cause you to feel depressed last year? Contraceptive pills can affect a woman's mood. Some do and some don't. However, there are... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
See below: If you have been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 10 weeks, and you are feeling this bad, then it is not the right medication for you. It is possible tha... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
You're in withdrawal: It's bad for you because you have been on it for so long. It won't hurt you, but I can imagine it's very uncomfortable. If you have some Lexapro (esci... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Can be same, maybe: All psychologists have PhD is psychology, but not all do therapy, so would have to look for someone with experience in Clinical psychology. There is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
See below: For some people, Risperidone can make them feel more hungry, so they eat more and gain weight. Risperidone can also affect how your body uses sugar, a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
No: It is never safe to adjust any of your medications on your own without talking to her doctor first.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Not really: Most people find that nortriptyline makes them sleepy. It's not bad that you're having these side effects; it just might not be the right medication f... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Many things. : First, make sure you are taking it only at night. If you are taking it for sleep, try a slightly smaller dose, or try taking it 1 hour earlier than yo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: It is likely the unisom. Unisom is for occasional sleep and should not be taken every day for a long time. You should stop and try to sleep on your ow... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Important!: Please stop the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) immediately and contact your doctor about seeing a cardiologist. I don't know wha... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
See below: If you are taking zoloft, (sertraline) you should probably not stop and should ask your family doctor if they can prescribe it. If you have to stop, a... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Ignore: Don't do it on your own. Get help from friends, family, church or support groups.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
No: Even though it might feel like it and very scary, you won't die from a panic attack. However, it's important to get treatment from your family doctor ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Unlikely: Serotonin syndrome is very rare already. At this dose, it is unlikely. However, it is possible. It also depends on what else you are taking; if you ar... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Ignore: Do's: set a regular daytime schedule and make a good sleep schedule a priority.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
No: Sertraline is probably one of the safer antidepressants if you are pregnant. If you have severe depression, it is best that you stay on it as being de... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Possibly: I don't know what you mean by "agitated", but yes, viibry is good those who are depressed and anxious. There are lots of antidepressants or combinatio... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Should not. : Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is least safe because more of it can get into the breast milk than the other antidepressants. I would try all the other antid... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: Doxylamine is a mild antihistamine which doctors sometimes use for anxiety. It is safe, but don't take more than 60 mg a day. Make sure it doesn't mak... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, its a stab in my left chest bone and i have to hold it
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

TOP PSYCHIATRIST, First Place, Texas - 2018
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