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Psychiatrist Prescribe Narcotic
Yes: It is not uncommon for psychiatrists at least in the midwest to prescribe narcotics. The prescription of course will depend upon whether or not the psychiatrist is comfortable prescribing narcotics and feels knowledgeable enough to do so safely. It cannot be demanded of a psychiatrist to prescribe something that he or she is not comfortable prescribing. ...Read more
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
A psychiatrist: Is a medical doctor, he ma prescribe any medication he pleases ...Read more
Perhaps One Day: Ketamine, an anesthetic agent, has recently made headline news. Apparently there is evidence that it acts as an anti-depressant. Some studies have shown in severe treatment resistant patients that ketamine provides significant symptom relief after a single dose within two hours. It's effects can last up to one week. There are potentially dangerous side effects and further research is needed. ...Read more
Psychiatry: While it is true that your psychiatrist may not be comfortable or familiar with all the pain medications and he may want you to see a pain specialist for this - it is also true that he may also feels that based on examination pain medications are not justified or based on the psychiatric diagnosis your request for pain medications may be related to this diagnosis - talk to him! ...Read more
Are there any cheaper alternatives to abilify, (aripiprazole) or something similiar my psychiatrist could prescribe?
Can a psychiatrist see and prescribe medication to calm down a severly cognitively impaired teenager who screams all day?
Yes: Very often, psychiatrists have to resort to meds to help taking care of uncontrollable behaviors like constant screaming in severe cognitively impaired patients. Reassurance, thorough medical work up, environmental interventions and search for the ultimate cause is very important too. Ask your dr, psychiatrists will help a lot. Good luck. ...Read more
What medicine can my dr prescribe for social anxiety? I've had this for awhile now but just now seeing a psychiatrist for it and just curious about it
Social anxiety: MAY be helped w/medication but it is not the complete picture. Please see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist for treatment. You can be taught strategies to help you cope. You are as good as anyone else. Be careful of negative comparisons and thinking you "should" be different in some way. Everyone has insecurities. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it ethical for my prescriber to delay refills of ongoing medications? I've been seeing my psychiatrist for 12 years. He's had the same assistant during this time. His assistant is the one about whom I am inquiring. Over the last 12 years the asst. Ha
Refill. May need f/u: The condition which comes to my mind under which I would not refill a long-term patient would be if I had not seen the patient for an extended period of time. You see, the physician must ensure the medication (s) prescribed and dosing continue to be safe and appropriate. ...Read more
Prescribers: Psychiatrists are usually licensed physicians (MDs)who may prescribe all the usual medications a physician can and does prescribe. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is among them and may be used to control side effects of other medications being used for treatment of his patients. ...Read more
Many: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin can be enough for some people and those you can get without prescription. Trazodone helps many people. I have also used Amitriptyline and doxepin. Seroquel is sometimes used. It is very sedating, but has many potential side effects. Mirtazepine is another antidepressant that is usually sedating, but not used just for sleep ...Read more
Treatment 4 soc anx: Ssri as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, xelexa... Can be used a single agent or combined with one or more other meds depending on gravity of anxiety. Ideally, psychotherapy should always be done along with meds. The cause of anxiety must be dealt with, if found, to treat to the root of the cause to allow resolution of the problem. Need perseverance and good motivation to be successful. ...Read more
How many sessions of therapy do you have to attend before a psychiatrist will prescribe medication for anxiety?
That really depends: On the doctor, the patient's symptoms and the scenario. Medications are some times prescribed at the initial session. I sometimes wait to prescribe medications to see how the patient is responding to psychotherapy. Medications might not be indicated. A medical workup might proceed medications. Take care. ...Read more
Should psychiatrists converse with patients or should they simply write everything down like a machine? I went to a psychiatrist a few months ago in which he conversed with me like a person. Unfortunately for whatever reason he didn't prescribe me medica
Variability: Like all other physicians and humans in general, psychiatrists vary in how they interact & do their work. Maybe the one you saw didn't feel pharmaceuticals were indicated, and felt that talk therapy would be the best treatment for you. Sounds like you expected something else, though. I do take a lot of notes with patients, yet they know I'm with them through eye contact, pertinent questions, etc. ...Read more
May not need: Your psychiatrist may feel that you will do better without meds, and may feel you will respond better with a different approach. You might want to discuss your options and get explanation regarding rationale of your current therapy. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your diagnosis, the severity of functional impairment as a result of the diagnosis, and the urgency you and the psychiatrist feel about improvement. For example, schizophrenia is almost impossible to treat w/o meds but most instances of mild to moderate depression can be treated without meds unless u feel u don't have time or insurance for therapy, or need relief faster than therapy. ...Read more
Legally, Yes: Whether that is a good idea or a terrible idea depends, of course, upon the specific details of the patient's situation (symptoms, likelihood of misuse, concomitant medications, etc.). ...Read more
If you are diagnosed with add, what's the first choice of medicine the psychiatrist would prescribe?
Could you tell me what type of medication can a psychiatrist prescribe for someone who has clinical depression?
My friend is experiencing depression and he refuses to go to doctors. Can psychiatrists do interview and prescribe medications to him on healthtap?
VideoConsult: ON HEALTH TAP PRIME. You can help your friend to connect with HT prime. Good luck ...Read more
Important questions to ask a psychiatrist before he prescribes me something for anxiety and sleep if he does decide to? I'm terrified of addiction..
Good question: Some possible questions: are there non-medication treatments that can be used? Is this medication addictive? What are possible medication side effects? How long should it take before this medication begins working? Are there possible interactions with other medications that I am taking? ...Read more
IV Ketamine: Research on IV ketamine is ongoing, and there are clinics in different states. As a whole though, it's off label and doses are not like recreational use. Http://tinyurl. Com/o73rcno there are some issues also in that the results may last only a short while. Nevertheless you can search for such clinics in your community via google, and you might find some. ...Read more
My doctor isn't helping me with an ativan taper. If I see a psychiatrist will they be of more help and maybe prescribe an easier to taper one?
Second Opinion: Is always a good thing. Yes, a psychiatrist can offer his/her guidance as to what can be most helpful w/your medication. Primary care docs are wonderful and have a wide expanse of knowledge but when they get beyond a certain point w/psych meds a psychiatrist would be most helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more