Dr. Cynthia Rector

Psychiatry
Lebanon, TN
31 years experience female

Locations

Office

Lebanon, TN

Address

1432 W Main Street, Suite 700, Lebanon, TN, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(615) 444-7411

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

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Medicare

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About

Bio

I am a psychiatrist who believes that the best treatments involve collaboration between the doctor and the patient. I believe that everyone has the capacity to improve the quality of their life. I am here to help your work at getting better!

Specialties
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Psychiatry

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41 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Maybe: The physical withdrawal will be very mild. However the psychological withdrawal and cravings can be intense. If this has happened to you, please get a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Not necessarily: There is not a lot known. It may reverse if you lose weight and follow a healthy diet. However, it may be permanent. It is a good idea to have your... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what other medications you take. Your profile indicates you take Xanax (alprazolam) and have a history of heart failure and atri... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Methadone?: Some false-positive results for methadone have been reported and were attributable to metabolites of verapamil diphenhydramine or doxylamine
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
The drug used: Alcoholism is a layman's term which is commonly given to persons addicted to alcohol. The term drug addition is used for any addiction to a drug whi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends on the test.: A preliminary drug screen usually only confirms that there is a more than a minimal amount of any drug in your system. A confirmatory test can be per... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Taper slowly: You should reduce the dose slowly. Decrease by 1/4 of your dose weekly.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Slow breathing: Focus on breathing slowly -- in through the nose and out through the mouth.
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A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes there is risk: There are some recent studies that cannabis may increase the risk of cycling into mania when compared with bipolar patients who don't use cannabis. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Several: Drug tests only test for specific drugs that the company or doctor want to test for. Several OTC drugs can cause a positive reaction on an initial d... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
NO: A drug screen is a preliminary test that is sometimes part of a "drug test". Usually any positives in the screen are sent to a lab for further testin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bad Choice: Taking a sedative medication will make it more difficult to stay alert and correct your child. If your child is having behavior problems, then she n... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: ECT is used to treat both depression and mania when medication treatments are not working. It has also been shown to be beneficial in schizophrenia w... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: There was a study which reported that higher doses of Citalopram may be associated with increased risk of an arrhythmia. This finding has not been re... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Improve: If the antidepressant improves your depression or anxiety, it will improve your ability to function and improve physical symptoms such as insomnia, fa... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Sometimes: Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from codeine, which is the ingredient in Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 Many commercial opiate screening... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Healing: Make sure the scars are well healed. You might try a cream that contains alpha hydroxyl acid.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Unsure: Either one can cause nausea. Did you start them at the same time? Some women get nausea the first month on oral contraceptives. Some people also g... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
No: Urine drug screens test for metabolites of drugs and not the parent compound. Putting vinegar directly into the urine cup may invalidate a initial scr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Unknown: Rohypnol is not legal in the United States and is not commercially available.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
No one knows: Morgellon's is a controversial syndrome. No one is sure what the true cause is and thus there is not agreement on how to treat it. If there is mold i... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends: It depends on the policy of the clinic.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: Every person requires a different amount of sleep nightly. If you previously required more than 6 hours of sleep nightly, then consistently lowering ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: People with schizophrenia may have only hallucinations or only delusions or both. However, they don't have to have either for the diagnosis to be mad... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: Most standard drug screens include a test for the presence of marijuana.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
No: Tramadol is usually not a drug that is tested for on a standard urine drug screening test cup. It can be detected if the ordering physician specifi... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: It will give you a positive for opiates.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
NO: In general it is best to take medication at the same time each day. However, it was OK that you took it anyway.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: The two compounds should not interact with each other. However, both can be sedating.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Water: Drink plenty of water and eat bland things like bananas, soup and crackers. If your withdrawal is severe, I would suggest going to an ER. It is possib... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Psychotherapy: Personality Disorders are rigid ways of coping with life that cause distress. You can learn new ways of coping in psychotherapy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Over sedation: If you take a sleeping pill in addition to excessive alcohol, you could become oversedated. Some combinations could lead to confusion or trouble brea... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
NO: Modafinil is usually not associated with liver problems
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Unusual: If metformin causes cardiac symptoms, it is more likely to cause a lower heart rate. However, the anxiety you are experiencing can cause elevated hea... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Opiate: It is an opiate. . Some urine drug test kits only test for natural opiates. In that instance it may not since it is a synthetic opiate. However mo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: Your therapist may not send you to the ER for every suicidal thought. He or she will assess your entire situation before making a recommendation. Y... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
NO: Ibuprofen is not a medication that will be tested for during a drug screen
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes: For some patients, there can be a hang over effect which may cause increased sedation after taking Ativan (lorazepam).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
A LOT!: Catatonia is a sign of severe mental illness. Patients with catatonia are not thinking clearly. Sometimes they take minutes to answer a simple quest... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Not related: The only effect of taking both close together is an increased risk of sedation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
YES: at this age, I would not try to extinguish any behavior that is not interfering with your child's ability to learn or function. I would focus on teach... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
No: Sertraline is not addicting in the sense that you will have physical withdrawal when you stop taking it. I recommend that you participate in psychothe... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
NORMAL: IT would be normal for you to have an erection when thinking about sex. If you have semen in your urethra it may be discharged during a bowel movem... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
There are choices: There are antidepressants that are not metabolized by 2D6. Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, (escitalopram) Luvox are a few. However, knowing that you are an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Several Possibilities: You may have depression, or you could be having trouble with your thyroid. I would suggest consulting a physician for a thorough exam.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Take it: If Ativan (lorazepam) has helped before, I would try it again. If this happens frequently, I would talk to your doctor about a more long term prevent... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Personality Disorder: Some personality disorders may cause a person to become overly attached to others, fear rejection and display attention seeking behavior. On the other... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Very: In comparison to a urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Valerian: You could try valerian. However, if you have been on celexa (citalopram) for a while, you might ask your doctor about switching antidepressants. Som... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 31 years experience
See a doctor soon: Opiate medications can cause severe constipation. You may develop a blockage if it is not treated.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rector is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rector is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My cardio is leaving and I don't know who I'm getting as a replacement but I am sure they'll say I don't need them.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! I suspect aspergillosis + others. Just don't know how to start thanks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Semen in urethra during bowel movement every time sounds abnormal. Pls. advice!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Nashville Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Nashville Region - Spring
2015
Top Psychiatrist, Second Place, Tennessee - Spring
2015
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