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Dr. Lawrence Dunn

Psychiatry
Durham
38 years experience male

Locations

Lawrence A Dunn MD PLLC

Durham

Address

3001 Academy Road, Suite 240, Durham
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

8662674435

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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Cymbalta Wellbutrin: Cymbalta and Wellbutrin can be safely combined. The Cymbalta levels may be increased, but I have not seen this become a problem. The addition of Wellb... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not that specific : The 10 panel screen identifies opioids as a group. It doesn’t distinguish which opioids are present. Often a follow on test is used to confirm the scr... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Another possibility: I agree with the previous answer. However, if you are down to 0.125 mg/day, you may no longer be withdrawing. This may be your anxiety disorder reoccu... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Crippling anxiety : You have taken steps to reduce your anxiety but it still interferes with your life. Either psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy are indicated at this poin... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Your way: It’s your treatment. You should feel free to take control. You can have a termination session with your current psychiatrist or just cancel your appoi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Probably not helpful: Increasing monoamine oxidase activity, would reduce all monoamines, including serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Rauwolfia serpentina, a plant u... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes : There is a small risk of serotonin syndrome, but I have never seen it occur. Combinations like these have been shown to be dafe and effective. I will ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not abnorma: Your gut has a nervous system that is separate from, but connected to the brain. Prozac modifies serotonin signaling in the gut, just as it does in th... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Nicotine replacement: Nicotine replacement using nicotine transdermal patches, chewing gum, lozenges, or nasal spay is effective. The oral medications bupropion and Chantix... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Partial insight, yes: Classically, no. Psychosis is defined by an inability to test reality. So, insight should be lacking. However, with partially effective treatment or o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not uncommon: Tactile hallucinations are not talked about a lot, but are not rare. I once asked a group of 8 patients with schizophrenia if they had hallucinations ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
It varies: Many physicians feel that clonazepam is appropriate for use only for a short time to help a patient long enough for other drugs, like Lexapro or Effex... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Should be fine : The half life of Ultram is about 8 hours. It should be undetectable after a few days. Also, most drug screens don’t test for Ultram. It is not chemica... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
You are basically up all night and sleeping most of the day. You are alone and not doing anything. Really, not enough information for a meaningful di... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes. Dettol and similar antiseptics kill bacteria on surfaces. H. Pylori is a bacteria. It will be killed by surface antiseptics. You do not need to u... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Recommend morning: Modafanil has a 15 hour half life, meaning that 1/2 of the dose is eliminated from your body by metabolism or excretion every 15 hours. The clinical e... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Depression vs ?: Feeling dead is sometimes a symptom of depression. This could also be sleep paralysis which is scary, but not sangerous. More detail is needed. Are yo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No, it’s not weird in the slightest. You describe having friends you enjoy. So, it appears you have a functioning social life. Having fulfilling life ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes, definitely : Psychotherapy would likely be of great benefit. Being able to express and explore your feelings in a supportive and structured setting will give persp... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1988
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