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Robert James Spensley


Dr. Robert Spensley is a psychiatrist practicing in Fair Oaks, California. Dr. Spensley is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Spensley diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Spensley may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Spensley treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
Robert James Spensley
  • Fair Oaks, California
  • University of Michigan
  • Accepting new patients

Sporadic symptoms?

Your situation is very complicated. I would recommend a comprehensive
psychiatric evaluation,

What are the treatment options for panic disorder?

The best options are a variety of antidepressants. See your primary care
doctor or make an appointment with a psychiatrist.

Psychiatry question about meds?

There are antidepressants that are not sedating. Your best way of
evaluating these would be with your prescribing doctor.

Antidepressants and dog allergy?

This could reduce the effectiveness of your antidepressant. One step to
take would be to increase your dose gradually, looking for benefit and or
side effects.

Thin skin?

Your best bet would be to see a Dermatologist.

How much are private EEG not related to epilepsy?

Sorry to say. but I have no idea how much a private EEG would cost. You
could contact the EEG and inquire about the cost.

Anxiety and depression?

It sounds like your antidepressant is not adequate. Consult with your physician.

Anxiety question?

You could consider either a further increase in your Paxil or a change in medication. It would be best to consult with your doctor.

Medication causing vertigo?

This is certainly possible. One option is to consult with your provider to switch to a different antidepressant.

Is it a panic attack?

It certainly sounds like you are having panic attacks.

Are my problems major enough to seek help?

Yes, your problems are significant are the cause is unclear.

Is it possible to diagnose yourself with anxiety?

It is possible. To grapple with it in the best way, see your primary care physician.

Stomach issues when dating?

It sounds like you are a good candidate for psychotherapy.

How long does anxiety last after having a baby?

It varies depending on your situations. A new baby can be very stressful. And if your baby is very demanding, that is even more stressful. It would be best for you to consult READ MORE
It varies depending on your situations. A new baby can be very stressful. And if your baby is very demanding, that is even more stressful. It would be best for you to consult with your pediatrician.

What is the best anti-anxiety medicine?

Some antidepressants have significant anti-anxiety benefits. At your age minor tranquilizers are too risky. Consult with your primary care physician.

Can panic disorder be cured?

The panic symptoms can be modified, but often persist. Medication is usually necessary.

Why would a child be inattentive?

That would be a good plan. His inattentiveness could be do to some underlying problems.

What are the long-term effects of adult ADD?

The effects vary considerably. Most common are variable attention and episodic hyperactivity.

How can I calm my anxiety while pregnant?

Exercise daily and try not to worry about your pregnancy and delivery. Thinking about the future stimulates a sense of helplessness.

What antidepressants are safe to take during pregnancy?

SSRI's and SNRI's are probable safe, but be alert for any side effects when you start one.