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Dr. Cynthia Rector

Psychiatry
Lebanon, TN
30 years experience female

Locations

Office

Lebanon, TN

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 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

Tricare

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

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
41 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Depends: It depends on the policy of the clinic.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Healing: Make sure the scars are well healed. You might try a cream that contains alpha hydroxyl acid.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Unknown: Rohypnol is not legal in the United States and is not commercially available.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Taper slowly: You should reduce the dose slowly. Decrease by 1/4 of your dose weekly.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Methadone?: Some false-positive results for methadone have been reported and were attributable to metabolites of verapamil diphenhydramine or doxylamine
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: Most standard drug screens include a test for the presence of marijuana.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Slow breathing: Focus on breathing slowly -- in through the nose and out through the mouth.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: It will give you a positive for opiates.
A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Allergy: Someone who is allergic, has had a previous negative reaction or side effect. Also anyone who does not have a condition for which it is indicated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Only in overdose.: Taking too much at one time could cause confusion, low blood pressure and possibly death. A normal dose over time could cause side effects such as we... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Antidepressants: SSRIs increase serotonin by inhibiting the re uptake of serotonin into the neurons. MAOIs increase serotonin by preventing the serotonin from being m... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Blood, urine, Saliva: There are tests using any of the above body fluids. If tobacco and alcohol were last used a month ago they will not show in a body fluid test. If yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Depends: Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) contains phenobarbital which can show up in a drug screen that tests for barbiturates.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: You can take both together without any dangerous interactions. However, you may be more sedated than usual in the morning.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Frequent urination could be a side effect of some antipsychotics. Some antipsychotics can also cause constipation which may result in increased press... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
See below: Psilocin has a high affinity for the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor in the brain, where it mimics the effects of serotonin.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Anatomy: This means that on an MRI or CT scan, the cortex of the brain in the frontal area and parietal area is thinner than the average person. The vertex m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Possibly: There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women. Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your do... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
See Below: There are two phases to benzodiazepine withdrawal: 1.Acute phase - lasting 7 days to 90 days 2.Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) – lasting up to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Unknown: Rohypnol is not legal in the United States and is not commercially available.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Slow healing: Ankle sprains can take weeks to heal. It is possible that you are still healing.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: Of course your can drink it the day before the test. However, it may or may not result in any different results. The best course of action is to be s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Stop Taking it: How long marijuana is detected in the urine depends strongly on frequency of use. In regular users (more than once a week), the marijuana metabolite T... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: Yes they can if they are unable to keep themselves safe at home. I would encourage you to talk to your family or someone who can help you make a safet... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
See Below: A number of factors affect how long ecstasy will stay in your body, such as: • Body weight and fat • Amount and strength of the ecstasy used • Level o... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Probably the same: Studies show that these agents are fairly similar in effectiveness overall. There isn't any data comparing side effects. If you are trying to choose... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes: If your urine drug test is within 4 days of the last dose, it may show up on the test.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Several Ways: You can be assessed to ensure that there is not a medical reason for depression. Depression is a brain illness that causes you to have negative thoug... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Give it time: If you sit a worry about it working, thus increasing your anxiety, it will not work as well. Also, I hope you are using behavioral or thought techni... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Concern: If you take too much Metformin, you may develop low blood sugar.

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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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