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Dr. Suzanne Ducate

Psychiatry
Hartford, CT
female

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Hartford Dispensary

Hartford, CT

Address

16-18 Weston Street, Hartford, CT
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8602448017

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Psychiatry

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English

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes.: Federal regulations require Methadone clinics to treat only patients who have a history of opiate addiction for at least one year. Criteria to determi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
It is unlikely: Prozac (fluoxetine) is very safe in overdose and the combination with melatonin, an over the counter sleep aid/supplement would add very little risk.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Interferes with life: If you are prone to alcohol abuse you will use alcohol despite knowing that there are negative consequences, if you want to drink less but feel that y... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Do not tae it again: Hives is a serious adverse drug reaction to the medication prescribed, in this case fluoxetine. The medication should not be taken again but a differe... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Serious issue: Self harm is a serious conditions and should be treated early and aggressively. It can lead to rapidly worsening mental state and or death. Inpatient ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Pain medication: Percocet is a synthetic opiate medication indicated for the treatment of pain. It relieves pain and can also produce a euphoric like effect.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
There is a risk: Methadone may cause nausea, especially in the early phases of treatment. Most patients stop experiencing nausea once they are in treatment with Methad... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stop alcohol : A fatty liver on a ct scan indicates early stages of liver disease that can progress to cirrhosis if alcohol or medications that harm the liver are co... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
No: Although manufacturers recommend stopping alcohol consumption with any antidepressant medication, two beers consumed along with fluoxetine carries ver... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes.: Suboxone is indicated for the treatment of opiate addiction and has been found to be effective. It is difficult to separate physical addiction from ps... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Replace the behavior: Some addictions may be addressed by either treatment with therapy or an attempt to stop the unwanted behavior on your own. Cell phone addiction would ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes.: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant medication that can produce tolerance and withdrawal symptoms that are the hallmar... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
No.: Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin are from two different classes of drugs. Buspar (buspirone) is not a benzodiazepine and does not cause tolerance or wi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Chantrix: Chantrix is an newer treatment approved by the fda for smoking cessation. It is related to the antidepressant wellbutrin (bupropion) so it has simila... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Several options: Heroin addiction is serious. Inpatient or residential detoxification is indicated. Following detoxification there are several options for continued tr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Taper: The best way to avoid symptoms of caffeine withdrawal such as headache, is to cut down slowly on the caffeinated beverages over several days or weeks.... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Unknown: It is not known whether or not Narcan (naloxone) is secreted in breast milk. It should be used with caution.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Antidepressant: Antidepressant would be a better choice for the first attempt at treatment. They do not cause tolerance or withdrawal that can lead to dependence. Xan... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes.: Because Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is in the amphetamine category of medication it can cause tolerance and withdrawal sympto... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Soon: If a person is only on 10 mg of Methadone after 23 years of treatment, physical symptoms will resolve quickly. The desire to use opiates will depend o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Several options: Opiate addiction is serious. Inpatient or residential detoxification is indicated. Following detoxification there are several options for continued tr... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Probably not: It is much less complicated to transition from Suboxone to Methadone than from Methadone to suboxone. To move from Methadone to Suboxone the patient m... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Several options: Heroin addiction is serious. Inpatient or residential detoxification is indicated. Following detoxification there are several options for continued tr... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Replace the behavior: Some addictions may be addressed by either treatment with therapy or an attempt to stop the unwanted behavior on your own. Cheating addiction would fa... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Very different med: Xanax and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are two very different medications. Xanax is an anti anxiety medication approved for the treatment of anxiety. It... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Not life threatening: Heroin withdrawal is not life threatening but extremely uncomfortable. It can cause pain, nausea, sweating, and severe anxiety. It can be treated with... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Needs evaluation: There may be several very different reasons for a person's sudden change in behavior. An evaluation by a doctor is warranted. Behavior change could be... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Anti anxiety: Alprazolam or xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine medication indicated to treat anxiety. It has a quick onset of action and a moderate half life, t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
It is difficult: Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs of abuse. It is very difficult to stop. There is no proven medication that is effective in the treatment of... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Very little risk: Most likely nothing. Tramadol and rum together may cause drowsiness so driving should be avoided until the effects wear off.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Taper off slowly: To stop using xanax (alprazolam) a slow taper could be done in an office setting, usually with a substitute anti anxiety medication like Clonazepam th... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Medications not same: Suboxone is a mixed medication with both opiate like effects and blockage of opiate receptors. It is effective in reducing cravings and preventing a h... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Chantrix: Chantrix is an newer treatment approved by the fda for smoking cessation. It is related to the antidepressant wellbutrin (bupropion) so it has simila... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
No need to worry: Buspar (buspirone) is a very safe medication with very few side effects. Try the first dose at home so that if it causes any drowsiness you can rest.... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Explain symptoms: The best way to obtain proper treatment of anxiety is to fully explain to your doctor all of the symptoms you are experiencing, how long you have had ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Psychotherapy: Certain types of psychotherapy are just as helpful for treating anxiety and panic attacks as a medication like klonopin (clonazepam). One very effecti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ducate is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ducate is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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