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Dr. Pacita David

Psychiatry
Cincinnati, OH
31 years experience female

Locations

Addiction Services Council

Cincinnati, OH

Address

2828, Vernon Pl, Cincinnati, OH
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Pacita A. David, MD/MSICS

Cincinnati, OH

About

Bio

I completed a dual residency in internal medicine and psychiatry. I did a brief stint in academics, then worked as a hospital and community mental health psychiatrist. Currently my work involves me in a variety of settings, including private practice, in a psychiatric partial hospital program, and as a consultant in a specialized substance abuse/mental health treatment program assisting people released from prison to successfully transition to community living. I manage patients suffering from a wide range of mental health conditions. My approach to treatment stems from the belief in the significance of the mind/body connection.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Integrative Medicine

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

179 Answers
222 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Please be specific: It would be helpful if you would define what you mean by "meltdown," as this term is used very loosely and can mean different things to different peop... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Most likely not: If you ran into any complications, you would have experienced them acutely. However, it is concerning that you did overdose. Please see your doctor ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Constipation: Antipsychotics commonly cause constipation as a side effect. This leads to altered stool consistency. In severe cases it can lead to fecal impaction a... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
It depends: If this is the first time you've been on Tryptizol, you may be initially sensitive to the side effects such as sedation and dry mouth. However, toler... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Probability is high: The way Health Tap is set up is so that doctors can see other doctors' responses to questions. They can either agree and/or put in their own response... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Rare side effect: Hallucinations from atenolol are listed as a rare side effect. Are you on any other medications? Interactions between medications can also potentiate ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Contact doctor ASAP: You appear to be experiencing side effects consistent with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants. Your headaches ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Possible anxiety?: Since you say that it happens randomly during the day, and you report no other symptoms, it may be anxiety related. Recommend you see your doctor for... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Brand name WB: You can request to get brand Wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR and Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL by asking your doctor to spec... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Difficult to swallow: There can be physical reasons for your difficulty swallowing , but psychological reasons could also play a factor and/or be a potential cause. Recomme... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Seek further eval: Although you mention that antipsychotics have made you weak, you do not list any antipsychotics as part of your medication regimen. You do list Klonop... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: These symptoms are most likely anxiety related to the academic stress you are experiencing . It is imperative that you maintain healthy eating, regul... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Selflessness: Helping others is a way of helping yourself. Such selfless actions enhance one's sense of purpose and connection with community. That is why you fee... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Withdrawal symptoms: Discontinuation of heavy marijuana use could result in anxiety, irritability and insomnia. Although extremely uncomfortable it is not life threatening... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends on patient: Efficacy of the various antidepressant and antianxiety medications available is relatively similar across the board. The difference lies in the side ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Probably so: Levocetrizine is an antihistamine used to treat conditions such as hay fever and hives. It can potentially be sedating. Since you are taking it at ni... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Seek assistance: There are various social service agencies and ministries that are designed to help those in need who may not have the means to be able to pay for medi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Need more info: More details are needed. How much of Xanax (alprazolam) and Neurontin were you taking prior to the wean? How fast are you weaning? When you say you... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Get a gyn exarm: Vaginal soreness, redness and itching, along with discharge, indicate that you may either have a bacterial or yeast infection . Recommend seeing your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
See your doctor: Inositol is a compound that naturally occurs in the body, and is thought to affect the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin and other neurotransmitte... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
See your doctor: Recommend contacting your doctor for a thorough evaluation and treatment. Your symptoms may or may not be related. There are hormones produced by a g... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Expressing emotion: People express emotions differently. Some are more demonstrative , while others tend to internalize it. It may be that your way of managing is to bo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Contact doctor ASAP: Zoloft, (sertraline) an antidepressant, and Fluanxol, an antipsychotic, can both potentially lower the seizure threshold in susceptible patients. It a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Coughing is normal: Coughing is a normal reaction to inhaling a substance, such as a piece of food. This allows you to clear your throat and windpipe. As long as you can... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Many causes of pain: Although chronic anxiety can result in a variety of physical symptoms, it is also important not to dismiss specific physical pain or simply attribute ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends on situation: Tryptizol (amitriptyline) side effects depends on the dose, the timing, and the person's response to it. It also can interact with other medications,... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications, especially ones that tend to be sedating, such as Seroquel, (quetiapine) can cause significant central nervous system dysreg... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes it is: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is still being prescribed in the U.S. Its primary indications are for obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder, a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends: It is unfortunate that your partner is not responding to Trazodone. There are many other options that can be explored. This not only includes medica... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Possibly so: Nausea is not an uncommon side effect of Trazodone. Other side effects include dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, and grogginess. It should lesse... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Low urine output: There are many potential causes of decreased urine output. The medications that you have listed would not necessarily be causing urinary retention. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Possibly: One of the potential side effects of Fluoxetine, as with other antidepressants, is to exacerbate delusional thinking in susceptible patients. However... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Washing fears away: It certainly appears that you are struggling with fears and compulsive behaviors suggestive of anxiety symptoms characteristic of OCD. Such fears and ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Consult your doctor: It sounds like you are experiencing a heightened level of anxiety . It is not unusual to experience extreme distrust and vulnerability when in the mid... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Other options tried?: Procyclidine is used for the treatment of drug induced Parkinsonism and to reduce side effects of akathisia secondary to antipsychotic use. Side effe... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Hang in there: With medications like Celexa, it usually takes about 4-6 weeks before you see consistent improvement in symptoms. That being said, your dose may need ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Unknown interactions: Le Vel Thrive is a product marketed to promote weight loss , energy and improved mood and focus. It reportedly contains vitamins, minerals, herbal su... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Tell your doctor : It is important that you talk to your doctor about the insomnia. There are various causes of insomnia. Your doctor can investigate further with the ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Use a condom!: All forms of unprotected sex leave both partners at higher risk for HIV, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseas... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Hopefully so..: Response to decreasing Klonopin (clonazepam) or other similar medications depends on the amount previously taken, duration of use, speed of taper and ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin syndrome is a condition of excess serotonin characterized by changes in mental status, autonomic instability, neuromuscular symptoms, and g... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Notify your doctor: Pain in hands and feet are not established side effects of Zoloft (sertraline). You mentioned a lot of use with your hands, but unclear as to your fe... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Caution....: Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Ativan, a benzodiazepine, and Atarax, (hydroxyzine) an antihistiamine, can ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Tell doctor ASAP: You say you were treated with low dose Haldol (haloperidol) three times a day for two months, and had gastritis. Was it determined by your doctor tha... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Itch and Olanzapine: Abrupt discontinuation of a medication such as Olanzapine and other psychoactive medications can result in acute rebound symptoms, such as mood change... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Consult with doctor: It is not unusual to experience insomnia during menopause. I commend you for practicing sleep hygiene measures, and encourage you to continue doing s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Meds vs. counseling: The fear of flying is very common. Medications usually prescribed are benzodiazepines, which are anti-anxiety agents. All are efficacious, but the mor... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
No: You may be having an unusual side effect or reaction to Prozac (fluoxetine). Are you on any other medications? Interactions with other medications may... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Are they helping?: It does appear that you are on a number of medications being used to treat your anxiety disorder, which you say is for GAD. Being on several medicatio... Read More

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Feb 29, 2016
Great psychiatrist, practitioner and teacher who collaborates well with colleagues!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. David is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 1, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor each day!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have gotten the opinions of 10 doctors on an issue and all of them have the same attitude towards the issue. I appreciate your insights.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! So the klonopin will be out of my system when I take the vyvanse. Basically I am asking if they interact in a negative way.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1991

Awards

Resident Teaching Award in Psychiatry, WVU School of Medicine, 1994
NAMI of Hamilton County, OH Exemplary Psychiatrist Award 2011
Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Philippine Physicians of Greater Cincinnati
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