Doctor Q&A for Dr. Pacita David

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Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No: Neither has been demonstrated to impact effectiveness.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please clarify: If you are wanting to know whether you have a mental illness, it is first recommended that you go to your doctor to explore what specific symptoms you... 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 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
See your doctor: I can understand why the weight gain is a concern. Your effort to exercise and monitor food intake is commendable. It is possible that medications use... 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 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 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Impact on mood: Geodon (ziprasidone) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is FDA approved for treatment of schizophrenia, acute mania and bipolar disorder mixed ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fainting: Psychogenic shock is a physiologic response of the body to a perceived overwhelming emotional stress. The blood vessels dilate, reducing blood flow t... 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 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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