Psychiatrist prescribe narcotic - Doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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