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Dr. Joseph Banken

General Practice
Little Rock, AR
male

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General Practice

Languages spoken

English

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Fear of Cardiac: Please have an evaluation by a physician. You could be missing something important. Without a medical cause, it sounds like you are experiencing anx... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Live better: This is a great concern. Think about your future as starting NOW. Your future is likely to be greatly influenced by the decisions you make from this t... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Taper medication: Before you start to taper your medication, have a discussion with the medical professional who prescribed it. You can then receive the information yo... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Opiate addiction: You mention that you are dependent of opiates. It might be a good to consider treatment for the opiate dependency. I am not trying to dodge your ques... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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APs and caffeine: Interesting question. My thought is that liver enzymes function differently when you are taking these medications. This is true not only with antipsyc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
AP medications: Please don't stop any of your medications on your own. It is not clear which specific neurotransmitters are involved here. Your neurotransmitters wil... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
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Fear of dentist: It sounds like your fear is getting in the way of needed dental treatment. Investigate working with a dental clinic where you have the option to discu... Read More
A male asked:
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Want off medication: I am not sure of your age, so that makes it difficult to answer your question. Having an honest discussion with your doctor is needed, and this is ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Cipralex to work: This medication usually starts to work within 2 to 4 weeks. However, it may take several weeks of treatment before the full effects are seen. The imp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Time to go to bed: Consider answering the question as to what time you wish to wake up in the morning and subtract about 8 hours from that time. Most of us need close to... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
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Intelligence: Intelligence is influenced by many factors, as you know. There is not any good science that I know of that would help answer your question. Genetic co... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Psychotherapy: I see psychotherapy as a specific type of health behavior intervention. I suppose in a very broad sense, it is rehabilitation. Depending on the type o... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Overdose: Please, if you are thinking of taking an overdose of any medication or substance seek professional help right away. This is serious. Please do not del... Read More

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