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Dr. Qusai Bharmal

Geriatric Psychiatry
United Kingdom
20 years experience male

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A Psychiatrist with 16 years of experience.

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Geriatric Psychiatry

Psychiatry

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19 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Possible : As mentioned in the previous answer, antidepressant class matters. Tricycyclics are the worst culprits.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Moderation helps: Risperidone is an antipsychotic with minimal sedative properties. Alcohol can add to sedation. Also, drinking more than recommended quantities could w... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Pretty soon: Zoloft does not have a very long half life so should be out of the system fairly soon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Need more info : I understand you have depression but it is important to know how long has it been for, previous treatments, etc. It might be better to go to your Fami... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Slow taper: The ideal route would be to reduce it to 25 mg for 5 days, then take it alternate days for 3 days, then stop.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Yes: Quitting smoking will help. Working on your weight if you are overweight will give great benefit with this.
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A female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
No worries: Don't be worried, you are likely to sleep it off. But please be careful next time.
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A female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Occasional insomnia: Dear Mr/Miss May I ask which medication you are on? Some medications may cause insomnia. Also, if your Depression is having a temporary blip, you cou... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Depends on magnitude: All strokes do not show up on MRI. It depends on the size of the stroke and whether it was a large one or a mini one which won't show much at all. A l... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Similar efficacy: Most of the antidepressants indicated for panic disorder are SSRI's which have roughly similar efficacy. Remeron is a NASSA with slightly different mo... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Not a great idea: Hi To maintain efficacy of any such medication, it is essential that it is taken daily to maintain steady blood levels. Therefore, ideally you should ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Seek help: Dear Jessica I would rather you see your GP to discuss other treatment options which can include CBT and other varieties of Psychological therapies. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Need a professional : Dear Andrea Yes, there are treatments to help with anxiety disorder which can dramatically improve quality of life. Depending where you are, your GP/... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Not such a good idea: Given that they expired over 1 1/2 years ago, I would not take them as they are partly organic molecules which can start disintegrating after their ex... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Don't worry: Venlafaxine can increase the BP but the dose you are on is too small and the BP increase is also not much really. Don't worry!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Limited benefit: Hi Both medication are from the same group so I am not convinced of the additive benefit of combining both.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Weight loss: As regards to weight loss, options remain very limited, especially for you given your cardiac state. Stimulants are not recommended at all for anyone,... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Additive risk: Per se, drinking alcohol with Zyprexa is not very likely to cause psychosis although you have to very cautious because of the additive effect of alcoh... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Need a full medical : As there are a number of conditions (endocrine, cardio) which can mimic panic attacks, you do need a proper medical assessment and examination to rule... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Caution advised: That seems to be a fair option but before you go there, has there been any recent stress, Ill health etc. We need to be sure of other reasons of lack ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Effexor: Venlafaxine is somewhat notorious for increasing anxiety at start of treatment. I have noticed from experience that it tends to calm down in over a we... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Slow taper: First of all, are you sure you want to go off it? Is that what the doctor ordered? If yes, you can do a slow taper by reducing to 5mg for a week, then... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Few weeks: Don't worry, you are on the right track. Side effects are likely to wear off in not more than a couple of weeks.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
Geriatric Psychiatry 20 years experience
Please do it slowly: Hi Please don't do it so quickly, alprazolam is unsafe for quick stopping due to high addiction potential.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It has been very difficult finding doctors to see the whole picture. Thank you for your advice, despite being told that it's psychosomatic, I just don't feel that it is.
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you so very much I truly appreciate it I will start. Again thank you and take care. When I have the money I would like to consult with you again!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Bharmal! This is extremely useful information and something to watch for.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mumbai, Terna Medical College, India
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mumbai, Terna Medical College, India
Graduated 1998MD
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