Dr. Pacita David

Psychiatry
Cincinnati, OH
32 years experience female

Locations

Addiction Services Council

Cincinnati, OH

Address

2828, Vernon Pl, Cincinnati, OH
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Celexa can potentially affect appetite and make one tired. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) can cause tiredness as well, but doesn't impact appetite directly. H... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Emotional hunger?: Your starving and purging most likely has left you malnourished and dehydrated. Such behaviors are suggestive of an eating disorder. Recommend furth... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes, but...: Both Tryptizol and Remeron are used to address insomnia secondary to depression and anxiety. However, the more medications you are on, the higher the... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Seek medical help: Mouth sores develop from crystal meth due to its caustic nature. Blisters are a result of chemical burn and tissue damage. Hydrogen peroxide will not ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Further evaluation: There are various causes of initial insomnia.These include physical problems and/or mental health conditions. Medications can interfere with sleep. Li... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Possibly, but....: Seroquel has significant sedating effects; hence it is used frequently to help with sleep. However, even though Saphris (asenapine) typically does no... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Up to you: Although you are seeking the professional services and recommendations from your therapist, ultimately it is up to you as to how comfortable you are w... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Forget me not: There can be many reasons for cognitive issues you describe. Certainly stress resulting in extreme anxiety or depression can impact the ability to rec... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Discuss with doctor: If you are having a mental health issue, it is important that you consult your primary care physician first in order to discuss and further evaluate ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pill contraception: There is the Plan B One-Step pill, which is an emergency contraception method used to prevent pregnancy following unprotected intercourse. The sooner... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No: Neither has been demonstrated to impact effectiveness.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ritalin vs. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): There are a variety of stimulants available for treatment of ADHD. All of them have the potential for habituation. Recommend discussing the various ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Do not take together: There is a moderate interaction between NSAIDs (such as Advil (ibuprofen)) and corticosteroids (Prednisone) in that there is an increased risk of gast... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Getting a good start: You appear to be making healthier lifestyle changes to manage BP by proper dietary changes and stopping smoking. Recommended alcohol intake is up to t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
It depends: Dosing of lithium depends on the form taken and the patient response, and interactions with other medications. Levels are used to determine if they fa... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No: Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used to treat anxiety and insomnia in a variety of mental health conditions. It is also used to treat seasonal allerg... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Probably ok: There are no significant drug interactions with taking fish oil and either Paxil (paroxetine) or Adderall XR. However, taking Paxil (paroxetine) and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depends: It is not unusual to be asymptomatic on day 2 off Cymbalta (duloxetine). Some people can tolerate abrupt discontinuation of Cymbalta (duloxetine) at t... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Why are you wanting to stop the medication? Even though it is a relatively low dose, it is always recommended that you discuss the situation with you... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depends: Many factors to consider in order to answer.. What dose are you on? How long have you been taking it? Are you taking it with food? Why were you pres... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pass the peas please: Though peas contain carbohydrate, their high fiber and protein content slow digestion. This results in moderating blood glucose levels.They rate low o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please clarify: When you say you weigh 80, what units are you using? Do you weigh 80 pounds or 80 kilograms? Also, how tall are you? Need more information in order... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
You can't: It appears that you are in the unfortunate situation of dealing with someone who is unable to appreciate the consequences of his/her untreated conditi... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Not unusual: Combining two antidepressants to address symptoms is not unusual, especially if they have different mechanisms of action that influence each other syn... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Breakthrough sxs: You may be experiencing breakthrough symptoms between doses. It may be that you need another medication in conjunction with and/or to replace Xanax (... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No: Nicotine is not part of a standard urine drug screen, but presence of nicotine can be tested.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please be specific: It would be helpful if you could be more specific. Many questions come to mind. What dose of Saphris (asenapine) were you on previously? How fast w... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Where's the beef?: The choice of eating pork vs. beef ultimately depends on your health goals. The same size of pork compared to beef contains relatively less calories b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Letting go: What a very difficult but common predicament you are in. The risk of workplace romance is that when the relationship ends, both of you still have to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Not known: Although marijuana is legal in only some states, it is widely used. When using marijuana that is not regulated, its impact on various medical conditi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ongoing counseling: It is certainly understandable why you would be fearful of cancer recurrence. You list behavior therapy as an intervention, but you may benefit from m... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Various causes: Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and other antidepressants may cause sexual side effects, including decreased libido. However, the condition(s) for which you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Use with care: Atarax is an antihistamine used to treat a variety is symptoms, including anxiety. It affects different receptors in the brain than Xanax (alprazolam)... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please see doctor: It is always a good idea to see your doctor and discuss your symptoms before trying any medication, whether or not it is prescribed or over the counte... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes, but....: If you do take Phenergan (promethazine) while on Fluoxetine, it is possible that you can experience excess sedation. You did not list any other medic... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please clarify: Are you asking one or two questions? It appears that you think it is lowering your blood pressure. Are you also wondering what time of day to take it?... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tell your doctors!: Recommend that you let your surgeon and anesthesiologist know immediately as there are risks of interactions of drugs, whether prescribed or illegal, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Both: Both Vistaril and Lexapro (escitalopram) independepent of each other can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Taken together potentially increases the s... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Unplanned pregnancy: I would recommend counseling to help you assess the situation realistically and to provide you with the proper advice on how to deal with your difficu... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Possibly so, but...: When you say "reducing" Remeron, what exactly do you mean? Also, have there been any other recent changes to your other medications? You list Lexapro... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Certainly possible: Tardive dyskinesia is a condition consisting of involuntary movements, more commonly of the tongue and lips. It can also involve the face, trunk and e... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Need more info: What was your initial response to Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL? Why did you stop? How did you do the 1.5 weeks you were off Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL ?... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
It can help, but....: There are many potential causes for insomnia. Did your doctor explain why Clonazepam was prescribed? It is important that a complete evaluation be pe... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Why every other day?: Prozac (fluoxetine), (fluoxetine) along with other antidepressant medications, are dosed either daily or twice daily, depending on the medication. Pr... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Better tolerated: Although theoretically Geodon (ziprasidone) is supposed to be dosed twice daily with meals, it can cause unwanted sedation during waking hours. In my... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Makes no sense: Although Seroquel, Geodon (ziprasidone) and other second generation antipsychotics can cause sexual side effects such as decreased libido or achieving... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Same symptoms: Usually, when pt experiences what appears to be a "plateau" in response to antidepressants, it could be that the medication needs adjustment. This is... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Caution....: Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Theraflu, while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) can exacerbate the drowsiness... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Brand vs. generic: Not necessarily. Both can be equally efficacious . It depends on the patient's unique response to the medication. The inactive ingredients that make ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Synergy: Effexor (venlafaxine) and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are In the category of SNRIs -serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. This results in en... Read More
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Testimonials
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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 am within 24 hours of no longer having to deal with this vacationing person. Could not be avoided. It has been 3 FULL weeks. Home free now. She in 3rd marriage with hu...Read More
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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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