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My friend mmt(methadone) dr(not psychiatrist)rx him citalopram&s-valporate for uni-p mdd, its good rx?My psych advices bupropion on phone.Best regards.
Interesting issues: If you feel your friend needs to see an actual psychiatrist, you can encourage him or her to do so. If by "psych" you mean psychiatrist, you're putting him/her in an awkward position by asking for some kind of second-guessing on a patient s/he hasn't seen. If the "psych" (could also mean psychologist) suggests med changes anyway, it's ill-informed. His/her comments could also be misinterpreted. ...Read more
Why dx'd BPD by new pdoc?Every1 who knows me(7 yr bf,all friends new&old)is baffled.Im PTSD&Bipolar&USED to self-harm,but many yrs ago.No1 agrees BPD.
Ask the: provider who made the diagnosis which criteria were met. Is "pdoc" used as an abbreviation for psychiatrist or primary care physician? It would be best if the diagnosis was made by a psychiatrist or psychologist who has done a careful assessment using DSM criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.
Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?
Chicken or the egg?: The title behind the professional is not as important as the years of expertise in the subject matter, the level of interest and compasion for the patients problems, and your ease , trust and communication with him/her.Md and psychologists are part of a comprehensive team of professionals, not mutually exclusive, i propose you see both! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?
New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starting with someone new, especially if you have tried with someone who missed your diagnosis in the past. If you do get on the right medication you have a much better chance of dealing with these issues and having a better life. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw new md(insurance change). Gave her med records w/former md's dx&tx.New md was rude & condescending to me d/t former md's dx! what's your take on this?
Not sure, but...: Not sure about all that, but a patient should always make a copy of her medical records if she has them. Then, she can give just the copy to her new doctor. If she and the new doctor are not a good match, she can try another doctor and give the second doctor a copy of her records (while always keeping the originals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: That is completely incorrect. Med students see patients but may not write any orders or do any procedures without direct supervision of a doctor. Residents are physicians - they have an md or do degree & a limited license. They do treat patients but again are under the supervision & ultimate authority of a doctor that has completed training. Your question is offensive & arrogant. ...Read more
I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?
Facebook addiction: College is a time to develop your face-to-face social skills, though facebook's helpful. You are at your sexual peak, your learning peak, and your athletic peak. Set a maximum time -- i suggest 30 minutes per day -- after which you will get back to work. If this fails, some physicians will offer cognitive-behavioral therapy, others a low dose of a ssri. Cbt's liberation & great; good luck. ...Read more
17yrgrdaughter HS bipolar, add, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.On vivanse 60mg, straterra 60mg.Risperdal2.5.She is unhappy/goes off.Wht meds cd work.Sad?
Patients on: Stimulants generally need Depakote to help prevent vyvanse from effecting the mood. Risperdal is cheap, but not approved for bipolar depression. A trial on Latuda (lurasidone) with Depakote would be warranted in my opinion. Vyvanse may need to be raised and i wonder if strattera is really needed. Pms may be managed by Prozac only when symptoms are present, or through the month unless racing thoughts set in. ...Read more
Dr. Donald f yorkie d.O. Westbrook maine a prescribing Suboxone treatment doctor use the prescription monitoring program?
Yes, he's listed: Yes, i did see that name on the samhsa list of suboxone (buprenorphine) doctors in maine: http://tinyurl.Com/kku959b they are not listed in any particular order, but his name is near the bottom. That same page also shows treatment programs which offer suboxone treatment. ...Read more
Is cortical dysrythemia (as eeg) curable with homeopathy (bufo rana30, oenanthe crocata-3x)? Please advise!
Hard to know: Without knowing your case, I cannot say how well those remedies (Bufo rana & Oenanthe crocata) apply to you. Hopefully you're working with a professional homeopath who has taken your case well and has prescribed accordingly. In general, homeopathic treatment has been known to help seizures -- but remedies are prescribed for the individual experiencing symptoms, not pathologic diagnosis alone. ...Read more
Please suggest a positive (work?)book to help: born w/adhd, years of physical/emotion/sexual abuse by parent, now has c ptsd, bipolar 2, & borderline.
Possibility: This sounds like an extremely complex situation that would benefit more from working individually with an experienced psychologist or psychiatrist. However, the mind-body workbook for ptsd by block(s) may be a nice accompaniment to your own more individualized therapy. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social Anxiety, OCD: Social Anxiety and OCD can affect our social relationships and enjoyment. With strong desire to change, Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help to solve current problems, and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. If problems are deep-rooted, severe, disabling and chronic, see Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more
No: While some children with autism may have mental retardation, many of them are actually quite intelligent. Some of them learn how to excel at things and lead actually quite productive lifestyles. Those unfortunately who do have true mental retardation however do not fare so well in life. Best wishes. ...Read more