Doctor Q&A for Dr. Pacita David

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
May need to go to ED: It sounds like you are really struggling. Is your doctor aware of the severity of your symptoms? You may need a higher level of care if you are not s... 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
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Many patients who are highly anxious are very sensitive to coffee and products which have caffeine. In those cases it is usually recommended to minim... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 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
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