Doctor Q&A for Dr. Anthony Vita

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Haloperidol...: ...or Haldol is a "first-generation" or "typical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia, where patients have lost touch with reality, h ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typicall ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Nothing: LSD can produce awful "trips", with scary, vivid hallucinations that have led people to jump out of windows and do other deadly/dangerous things. Plea ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
ABSOLUTELY NOT: Not only is there no evidence, the most prominent scientist promoting this view has had his research completely discredited. The anti-vaccine movement ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Psychosis, bipolar: Psychosis is a break with reality, symptoms can include delusions or hallucinations. Conditions include schizophrenia or mood disorder with psychosis. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Anxiety: It can be used for a variety of anxiety disorders, such as being worried excessively all of the time or spikes of anxiety called panic attacks. Clonaz ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Sensations that...: ...are not really there. Auditory hallucinations are the most common type, from indistinct whispers to outright command hallucinations by identifiable ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Depends: Sorry for the disappointing answer, but there is no set dosage and it differs for each person. Even a small dose of alprazolam (Xanax) will dull menta ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Usually clinically..: ...by history and examination. Delusions are false, fixed beliefs not shared by ones culture - the CIA is spying on him/her (non-bizarre delusions) or ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Most likely: Cannabis is usually, but not always, calming with a decreased heart rate. There has been a MASSIVE increase in marijuana that is laced with other drug ... Read More
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