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Dr. Asad Masri

Psychiatrist

Dr. Asad Masri is a top Psychiatrist in Falls Church, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Asad Masri is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Asad Masri is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Asad Masri is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Falls Church, Virginia, Dr. Asad Masri is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Asad Masri
  • Falls Church, Virginia
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINA
  • Accepting new patients

My daughter is starting to tell me she is hearing voices. What is causing this?

Hearing voices in a clear state use to be a pathagnomic of Schizophrena. Now we think of this auditory hallucination as a secondary symptoms of Schizophrenia. The most important READ MORE
Hearing voices in a clear state use to be a pathagnomic of Schizophrena. Now we think of this auditory hallucination as a secondary symptoms of Schizophrenia.

The most important thing is to have a psychiatrist to exam her to rule out other diagnosis.

Treatment is using anti psychotic medication and slowly and eventually they become less troubling and may disappear.

Is schizophrenia hereditary?

Some forms of schizophrenia is inherited -- called process schizophrenia. It’s less than 1 percent. Studies in twins is more. The monozygotic twins is high, but dizygotic (fraternal) READ MORE
Some forms of schizophrenia is inherited -- called process schizophrenia. It’s less than 1 percent. Studies in twins is more. The monozygotic twins is high, but dizygotic (fraternal) is less.
Unfortunately, in the time of your husband's father, they diagnosed Bipolar 1 as schizophrenia. So don’t worry about your fears. Your intelligence can be satisfied by a psychiatric consult from a wise psychiatrist.

My colleague is undergoing severe stress at work. Can a therapist help him?

Indeed, talking, or as we say, catharsis, in a friendly setting will help. Occasionally, if the anxiety is too severe, a mild medication will help. The most important thing is READ MORE
Indeed, talking, or as we say, catharsis, in a friendly setting will help. Occasionally, if the anxiety is too severe, a mild medication will help. The most important thing is to identify the etiology of this stress and help the patient to have insight.

Are there factors that could put someone at risk of developing bipolar disorder?

Bipolar illness is an inherited illness, but there are causation to make it appear. Increase pressure at work or home. The earliest signs are inability to sleep and all activities READ MORE
Bipolar illness is an inherited illness, but there are causation to make it appear. Increase pressure at work or home. The earliest signs are inability to sleep and all activities speed up. If diagnosed early, it’s a TREATABLE illness and to engage a good psychiatrist. Usually, the pt. will not agree and the family almost always bring the patient to treatment. It’s dangerous because patients use home treatments like alcohol to sleep and slow down and you will have two diseases, and if the patient is at an age to have other illnesses, it will show in organic diseases. Nevertheless, it is TREATABLE if we as psychiatrists see the patient EARLY and will have a good prognosis.

I discovered anti-depressant pills in my daughter's cupboard yesterday. How should I confront her on this?

Mother should be proud that her daughter is getting help. Usually mothers know when their daughter have problems and her daughter of legal age to ask for help. I will wait and READ MORE
Mother should be proud that her daughter is getting help. Usually mothers know when their daughter have problems and her daughter of legal age to ask for help.
I will wait and respect the daughter’s privacy.

Is excessive sleeping a side effect of anti depressants?

Yes, some are worse offenders than others. A well trained psychiatrist can substitute a different antidepressant that does not have excessive sleep or lightening on the dose.

How can my teenage daughter be cured of anorexia?

Teenagers go through turmoil, their hormonal upsurging with a role as an adult yet there some more growing pains with it. Anorexia is more complex in its dynamics, distortion of READ MORE
Teenagers go through turmoil, their hormonal upsurging with a role as an adult yet there some more growing pains with it. Anorexia is more complex in its dynamics, distortion of body imaging, faulty or incomplete early feeding, and many earlier relationships have been dysfunctional and a whole host of other problems that your daughter is trying to work through.
Anorexia is complicated eating disorder and a speciality and not as simple and need a well qualified expert to treat it.
There are weights that become dangerous to go below. I advise a well qualified eating disorder specialist to evaluate thoroughly and see if a councilor can help, but under the psychiatrist “WHO IS EATING DISORDER“ specialist and who treated this disease.

my Girl she's into sex extremely

My advice is to have a complete psychiatric evaluation to diagnose this problem.

Why do I feel gloomy and sad during winters?

It’s known that gloomy weather affects and causes humans to be mildly to moderately depressed. The effect of the sunlight starts this process. We treat it with mild antidepressants READ MORE
It’s known that gloomy weather affects and causes humans to be mildly to moderately depressed. The effect of the sunlight starts this process. We treat it with mild antidepressants if it does not reverse with special prescribed light or, if they are lucky and can afford it, we prescribe a few weeks in the sun.

My wife is a shopaholic. Is it a behavior or a medical problem?

Sometimes it’s a sign of Bipolar illness type 1 and usually it happens in a manic state.

How can I help my teenage son deal with failure?

Needs a psychiatric evaluation to determine the reasons. Sometimes it’s depression or may be an onset of more severe illnesses.

Is OCD a disease?

OCD is and can be all consuming. It creates a dysfunctional life and needs to be treated.

Is there a way that I can concentrate better?

Sometimes I have seen undiagnosed ADHD in your age. After proper diagnosis, it’s easily treated with stimulants.

Why do I overreact when I'm angry?

You need an evaluation psychiatrically to know the etiology if loss of control and anxiety. You may have to see an internist for a thorough physical evaluation, too.

Can depression cause physical symptoms?

Yes and we call it depressive equivalent. Some people depression is. Represented by somatic manifestations. These people see many physicians before they get the right treatment. READ MORE
Yes and we call it depressive equivalent. Some people depression is. Represented by somatic manifestations. These people see many physicians before they get the right treatment.

I do not feel like I am properly loving my child. Is it post natal depression?

This is more common than we like to admit. You are very smart to realize this and you should see a psychiatrist before any untoward happenings. It can be treated successfully. READ MORE
This is more common than we like to admit. You are very smart to realize this and you should see a psychiatrist before any untoward happenings. It can be treated successfully.

Winter leaves me feeling very depressed and dejected. Is it normal?

Some people have seasonal changes in the cold winters. Some mild antdepressants will help, and people who can afford it I advise going to warm climates, and if they cannot, I advise READ MORE
Some people have seasonal changes in the cold winters. Some mild antdepressants will help, and people who can afford it I advise going to warm climates, and if they cannot, I advise sun lamps to use frequently until the symptoms subside.