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How do I find a phyciatrist who will come to my house?

How do I find a phyciatrist who will come to my house?

Only by calling the: Nami group in your area. They should be able to let you know if there are any doctors who will do this. Most likely a team would come to your home, for some very obvious reasons. I have made a few housecalls in my years of practice and they generally went well. Once, however, a manic dentist held me hostage in his home. After three hours his wife came home and called the police. It ended well for al. ...Read more

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How can I find a phyciatrist who will actually spend more then 5 minutes with me and not just wanting to write a prescription?

How can I find a phyciatrist who will actually spend more then 5 minutes with me and not just wanting to write a prescription?

Empathic Psychiatris: It seems that you need an empathic psychiatrist who will understand your feelings and emotional turmoil and help you to cope with the stresses of life.
Please consult your family physician for referral to a psychiatrist with whom your physician has worked with.
Also speak with your family members and friends about their satisfaction with the psychiatrist they have seen. Then make your decision. ...Read more

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I saw a phyciatrist for depression and he gave me pills when I went again I felt different and he was confused why? Why was he so surprised?

I saw a phyciatrist for depression and he gave me pills when I went again I felt different and he was confused why? Why was he so surprised?

Surprised?: Well, patients' responses can be surprising sometimes. Maybe you were feeling better than he expected for the length of time you'd been on the medicine? Or maybe worse? Were you surprised too? If you share further, maybe we can answer better. Take care. ...Read more

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I have trichotillomania, I have seen a phyciatrist & he has given me the lightest dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) to try out. I havn't started taking it yet. Should i?

I have trichotillomania, I have seen a phyciatrist & he has given me the lightest dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) to try out. I havn't started taking it yet. Should i?

Yes: Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling, is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. The best treatment for OCD is a combination of serotonin boosting meds, like prozac, (fluoxetine) and cognitive behavioral therapy. Usually, in OCD spectrum disorders, a higher dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) will be necessary ultimately but your doctor is right to start you on a low dose so that you can get used to it. ...Read more

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If I go to a phyciatrist and tell them I'm having suicidal thoughts will I be sent to the hospital against my will?

If I go to a phyciatrist and tell them I'm having suicidal thoughts will I be sent to the hospital against my will?

Hard to say: Having suicidal ideation alone is not a reason for being committed to a psychiatric hospital. If however you have a plan and an imminent intent then the doctor would consider it in your best interest to be hospitalized and I hope that you would also. Best wishes and I hope you're feeling better soon. Please seek help. ...Read more

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If I wanted to go to a phyciatrist, or get some bipolar testing done how would I do it without my parents concent?

If I wanted to go to a phyciatrist, or get some bipolar testing done how would I do it without my parents concent?

If you are 16 years: Old I would encourage you to sit down with your parents and explain what your concerns are. Medical evaluations to include psychological testing can be very expensive. Medications if indicated can also be costly. Many people cover these costs (or part of them with insurance). Family involvement is usually part of the treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks pregnant and my phyciatrist precribe me celexa 10mg and abilify 5mg is it safe to use together? I'm scared due to side effects of the medeci

I'm 29 weeks pregnant and my phyciatrist precribe me celexa 10mg and abilify 5mg is it safe to use together? I'm scared due to side effects of the medeci

Pregnant, medicine: Please discuss with both your psychiatrist and your obstetrician. You will want both points of view in choosing a medication regimen that is both safe and effective for you and your baby. ...Read more

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What is a physiatrist?

What is a physiatrist?

MD in rehab: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They typically diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as sports injuries, arthritis, or low back pain. ...Read more

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What is physiatrist and what do they do?

What is physiatrist and what do they do?

Medical rehab expert: Physiatry is a lesser-known specialty of medicine that focuses on physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in this area. See this website for more info: http://www. Aapmr. Org/patients/aboutpmr/pages/physiatrist. Aspx. ...Read more

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What conditions does a physiatrist treat?

Many: Physiatrists treat many conditions and all ages. These conditions range from spinal cord injuries, strokes, head injuries, cerebral palsy, amputations, back and neck pain, arthritis of all of the joints. Many do interventions like epidural injections, radiofrequency treatment, Botox injections for neurological conditions. Some specialize in sports medicine or treat musicians and workers with injur. ...Read more

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What kind of training do physiatrists usually have?

What kind of training do physiatrists usually have?

Fellowship: These are physicians who have extended training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They focus on rehabilitatin of injury, chronic diseases affecting ones ability to carry out activities of daily living and attempt to get you back to as normal as you were as best they and the therapist can. This mostly involves musculoskeletal, neurologic and general debility. Conditions. ...Read more

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What should you expect on the first to a phsyciatrist?

What should you expect on the first to a phsyciatrist?

Psychiatrist?: If you mean a visit to a psychiatrist, the first visit involves sharing your history and the specific concerns you have. S/he will need to know about other medical illnesses you've had, other medications you've been on, personal history, use of substances, family history, etc. There may be tests of thinking. All this is to understand what's causing you distress, in order to treat the problem. ...Read more

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What exactly does a a conseirge phychiatrist practice mean?

What exactly does a a conseirge phychiatrist practice mean?

Psychiatric?: I am not recommending any particular practice - but I thought that this physician described the services offered well. Http://www. Kaimacdonald. Com/concierge-psychiatry/ ...Read more

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Can a psychatrist help me be to become faster? Because I am too slow (writing, studying, taking shower. ...)

Can a psychatrist help me be to become faster? Because I am too slow (writing, studying, taking shower. ...)

Psychology: Psychiatrists general prescribe medicaiton for mental illenss. Psychologists and behavioral therapists can help you with these executive function skills. Do you have any kind of learning disorder? ...Read more

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I just can't control my emotions when I get anger and lost everything in that. I get anger because I feel helpless. Need physciatrist?

I just can't control my emotions when I get anger and lost everything in that. I get anger because I feel helpless. Need physciatrist?

Mental Health pro: Would be helpful to you. That might be a clinical psychologist for therapy or a psychiatrist for medication if appropriate. Sounds like anger management is a central issue and there are strategies for working with that which are helpful. Deal w/in now before it gets worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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No phychiatrist can figure out why I have no social interaction. Others think I should just get involved but I can't. What should I do now?

No phychiatrist can figure out why I have no social interaction. Others think I should just get involved but I can't. What should I do now?

Neuropsych Assessment: I would suggest consulting with a clinical neuropsychologist about getting a neuropsychological assessment. The neuropsychologist should be able to better to recommend including certain types of tests based on background information you provide. ...Read more

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What is a pain psychiatrist?

What is a pain psychiatrist?

Unclear question: Psychiatrists are not trained as pain specialists. However, pain has both a physical and psychological component. A psychologist or psychiatrist may work at part of a pain management team to address coping skills, relaxation techniques, and treat depression associated with pain. ...Read more

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Can minors see a psychiatrist?

Yes: They can, but under most conditions they would need the consent of a parent. Check with your state attorney general's office to determine under what conditions you would not need consent in your state. ...Read more

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How to find a good psychiatrist?

How to find a good psychiatrist?

Here are some ideas: 1. Most people want doctors on their insurance, so if you have a list to work from, that might be a good start. 2. Try calling the psychiatry dept at a nearby medical center, & ask if any staff (or "faculty") psychiatrists are taking new office patients. Such docs are already vetted by their hospital. 3. Word of mouth from family or friend. 4. Search doctor websites online. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any psychiatrists here?

Are there any psychiatrists here?

Yes: There are many psychiatrists on healthtap. There are also physicians of nearly every other specialty as well. ...Read more

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Should I seek out a psychiatrist?

Should I seek out a psychiatrist?

Depends on problem: Psychiatrists can be helpful for a range of mental health problems; we can be more specific about usefulness in particular problems with more information. ...Read more

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What to do to change my psychiatrist?

I would suggest that: You discuss your desire to leave with your current psychiatrist. You may be asked why you wish to leave. Sometimes the psychiatrist may make suggestions for another provider ; at other times you are on your own. I would encourage you not to leave a provider for reasons like therapy being painful. Please be aware that now a days most psychiatrists primarily do medication management. ...Read more

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Can I get in touch with a psychiatrist?

Certainly.: Please schedule an appointment with a healthtap psychiatrist.
Good luck! ...Read more

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When should someone see a psychiatrist?

See below.: When a person has noticed a deterioration in his or her level of functioning that is impacting a major area of his or her life. If there is significant emotional or physical distress due to symptoms and if a person is having thoughts of harming himself or herself or others, then the individual should definitely see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How could psychiatrists treat obbsession?

How could psychiatrists treat obbsession?

Obsession txment.: Clomipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, andsertraline, which are approved by the (FDA) for treatment of OCD, are recommended pharmacological agents. Although meta-analyses of placebo-controlled trials suggest greater efficacy for clomipramine than for fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, & sertraline. Psychotherapy-CBT using behavioral techniques such as response prevention (ERP) is recommended. ...Read more

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What can I expect at the physiatrist office?

What can I expect at the physiatrist office?

History and physical: A good physiatrist will take a good history and preform a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination. He /she should then look at your imaging studies (mris etc) and then o over a treatment plan with you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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