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Dr. Kate Erwin

Child Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
female

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Child Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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Depression. : Your meds are not working and you should be feeling better. The meds themselves and/or the doses need to be changed. Also a combination of meds and ... Read More
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Wait: Wait at least 12 hours after the last dose of zopsx (alprazolam). And don’t drive! Driving my be impaired for a longer period of time
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Partial agonists: They are both partial d2 agonists. Together with their other properties the can improve mood, cognition and psychosis.
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ADHD : Make an appointment with your pediatrician. The doctor May assess your daughter for adhd or refer her to a child psychiatrist for diagnosis and treat... Read More
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Pcp: Please see your doctor about your symptoms. He/she needs to assess whether there are other medical reasons for them before one can be confident of di... Read More
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Days: Cocaine metabolites last generally 2-3 days but depending on how much cocaine you do and how often metabolites in urine can last a month.
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Stress: Stress can certainly affect sexual functioning, as can being stoned
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Increasing dose : It would be quite reasonable to increase the dose of Prozac. Antidepressants can poop out, requiring a dose change or a switch to a different antide... Read More
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Suggest you review these meds and concerns with your doctor before you add anything else to the mix. Review what the specific problems with sleepare ... Read More
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Insomnia: There is not enough information given. Please see your doctor to discuss this. Good luck!
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Both sertraline and Flexeril can cause sleepiness so be careful driving, do not drink alcohol etc while on Flexeril in particular. just be cautious a... Read More
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Need more information such as how long you hsave had diarrhea, is there a temp, abdominal pain and so on before your question can be answered. Sugges... Read More
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Dopamine: Dopamine is involved with many brain functions besides schizophrenia, and it involved with OCD. I do not know if there is a correlation that and the t... Read More
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ADD: You will have to get a new doctor to assess and treat you. Please talk to your regular doctor to get a referral.
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Frequency: Yes, lexapro can lead to increased urinary frequency which might improve with time as some side effects do. Increased urination may also occur if dry... Read More
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Yes. Feeling a little dizzy at first is common but should improve over time.
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Agree that you should get a Covid vaccine ASAP. Your risk of dying from Covid is significantly higher when you are unvaccinated and you will give you... Read More
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One way to look at the question is to assess if adderall is helping with focus and mood, which it certainly can, without causing side effects. I agre... Read More
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Pimple: It would be helpful to know how long you have had the pimple and wehrther it is painful to touch. You can try putting a wet hot compress on it repeat... Read More
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SOB: Shortness of breath focuses a person on breathing which can be distressing. Such distress can interfere cognitive activity because you cannot think a... Read More
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Vistaril dose: Your friend has taken too much vistaril at one time. Because it can lead to cardiac complications suggest she/ he notify the doctor and consider call... Read More
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No: The combination can cause problems such as internal bleeding. Suggest waiting at least 12 Hours before drinking alcohol.
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Opthamologist: I suggest you make an appointment with an eye doctor. He/she can help you understand what is going on. Good luck!
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Alcohol: It is very unlikely that your girlfriend is pregnant and, while her body may feel ‘weird’ to her, it is not because she was harmed. Dried semen with ... Read More
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Assessment: Please call your son’s pediatrician and review his symptoms with the doctor. It is important to get a physician to assess him and develop a treatment... Read More
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Preauricular pit: A small hole next to the front of your ear is called a preauricular pit and leads to a small sinus (like a tunnel). The only issue is that the sinus ... Read More
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Local pharmacy : We do not prescribe drugs on this part of the site. If your doctor writes prescriptions for HRT then take those to your local pharmacy to be filled o... Read More
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Specialists : Child psychiatrists see children with ADHD and pediatricians are also experienced in managing this. Talk to your doctor for a referral.
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Derm: Suggest talking to your primary care doctor about this. He may want you to see a dermatologist. Important to know if anyone else has seen the white ... Read More
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No urgency: This is not urgent but you might talk to your doctor about it as it sounds uncomfortable. Good luck!
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Herpes: It is unlikely that two different tests 2 years apart would both be false negatives. I think you can safely assume you are truly have negative.
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Two meds: There is a risk of serotonergic syndrome if you take both together which can cause increased temperature, delirium and other unwelcome side effects re... Read More
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Rebound: You may need to lower the dose but it sounds like the issue may be one of timing. When the medication wears off around bedtime your child may experie... Read More
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Meds: There are two Med options neither of which are addictive: Wellbutrin, an antidepressant, and Strattera. Strattera might help with mood but is less l... Read More
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Assessment: Hernias hurt when they are ‘strangulated’, I.e. when the blood supply is being cut off. Please get an assessment now to make sure this is not happen... Read More
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Can’t tell: There is not enough information to make a diagnosis. See your doctor. It is important to sort out and treat whatever the sores are. Good luck.
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I agree with the first answer but am adding that you need an in person evaluation both to be properly assessed and to receive medication, if meds are ... Read More
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More information is needed to try to answer your question. There are many possible factors potentially contributing to this. Please talk to your doc... Read More
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Test: Strongly suggest you get tested after such an exposure to protect your family. Quarantine if test is positive!
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Constipation: Please make sure the baby is well hydrated. If this persists see his/her pediatrician for assessment and plan of care.
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Pediatrician: That’s a lot of itching and scratching! Would suggest taking your daughter to her pediatrician to find the cause of her itching. It could be somethi... Read More
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Dentist: Return to your dentist. You may have an abscess or other infection at the site of The extraction which can readily be treated. Good luck!
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Assessment: Please speak to your doctor or go to the Emergency room for assessment. You want to rule out a significant problem at this point.
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See the expert: I suggest you go to an obstetrician-gynecologist who can give you a thorough assessment to help determine your likelihood of becoming pregnant. Clini... Read More
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Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that your penis size/shape is a result of squeezing it when younger. That is generally inherited.
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Unlikely: No, it is highly unlikely if not impossible to become pregnant like that. It seems that you might want to talk to your doc about birth control if y... Read More
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Ask: Ask your doctor for a referral to a sleep disorders psychiatrist. These doctors have great knowledge and can work on developing a successful treatmen... Read More

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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question! I really appreciate it!
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thank you so much I will make sure to bring it up with my psychiatrist
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Thank you. I have contacted them and I am following their instructions

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

TOP DOCTOR, First Place, The Worcester Region - 2018
THOUGHT LEADER, First Place, The Worcester Region - 2018
TOP CHILD PSYCHIATRIST , Second Place, THE NATION - 2018
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