Doctor Q&A for Dr. Pacita David

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hang in there: How long have you been on Celexa (citalopram) 10 mg? It usually takes about 4-6 weeks before you see consistent improvement in symptoms. That being s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Seek immediate help: Stopping drinking cold turkey following attempted suicide the previous week strongly suggests that your impulse control is quite impaired. You did not... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No: Seroquel (quetiapine) and other antipsychotics, whether first or second generation, can produce a variety of side effects. Enlargement of the head is... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Severe anxiety can cause undue suffering and be extremely debilitating. Your despair is certainly understandable. However, the "resistance" that you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: There are no negative interactions with taking standard multivitamin and mineral supplements with those medications. All the best.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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