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Dr. Edward M. Paul

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Edward M. Paul
  • New York, New York
  • MD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Accepting new patients

How do I ween myself off of opioid medications?

I'm not sure how addicted you are. You do qualify for buprenorpine, which would be the best detox. Of course, you'd need to be monitored for relapse, in which case maintenance READ MORE
I'm not sure how addicted you are. You do qualify for buprenorpine, which would be the best detox. Of course, you'd need to be monitored for relapse, in which case maintenance is better. You can find doctors on treatmentmatch.org, the ASAM or AAAP websites as well.

Is Adderall the only form of treatment for ADHD?

There are many, many medications that treat ADHD. In addition to types of stimulants (which include adderall), there are many methyl phenidate based medications, and there is another READ MORE
There are many, many medications that treat ADHD. In addition to types of stimulants (which include adderall), there are many methyl phenidate based medications, and there is another category including guanfacine or intuitive. For non pharmacologic treatment, there is neurofeedback.

My son has a birth defect in his hand. How can I make sure it doesn’t affect his confidence level?

Play to his strengths. Help him focus on what he can do and not what he can't.

Is bipolar disorder curable?

It can be managed well, not cured.

Are there natural medications that can help me overcome addiction?

First of all, AA isn't the only game in town; there's smart recovery, refuge recovery, there are very good medicines; B complex and magnesium is crucial. N-acetyl cysteine has READ MORE
First of all, AA isn't the only game in town; there's smart recovery, refuge recovery, there are very good medicines; B complex and magnesium is crucial. N-acetyl cysteine has some anti-addictive properties.

Is trichitilomania curable?

It's treatable with medication and behavior therapy.

What is the education and training required to become a psychiatrist?

You would first need an MD or DO. After your medical internship, you'd need to do a three year psychiatric residency. For further subspecialties, there are fellowships in child READ MORE
You would first need an MD or DO. After your medical internship, you'd need to do a three year psychiatric residency. For further subspecialties, there are fellowships in child and adolescent, addiction, forensics, and consult-liason to medical services.

Will counseling help my son get over his stage fright?

Yes, if he doesn't' have asthma, a beta blocker such as propranolol can go a long way. He should be assessed for hypotizability.

Can a psychiatrist help someone who is losing their memory?

There a medicines that can slow the progression, but he needs neurological and medical check-up to look for treatable forms of dementias. It isn't always Alzheimer's.

Is there a treatment for narcissism?

A real shock to their system, meaning life can sometimes help them crack. Also, some forms of therapy, but he'd have to be wiling to go first.

How can I get over my fears of height?

Literally take steps. One flight up, then down. Elevator up one, then down. Keep increasing. There are also medications.

Is there a cure for schizophrenia?

In addition to medicines, there are ways of helping engaging in life. Medicines can only do so much.

Is there any medication to help my husband quit alcohol?

He needs to be evaluated for need for detox. There are 5 medicines that can help prevent relapse. See an addiction psychiatrist or an addiction medicine dr. if he won't go get READ MORE
He needs to be evaluated for need for detox. There are 5 medicines that can help prevent relapse. See an addiction psychiatrist or an addiction medicine dr. if he won't go get trained in CRAFT.

Why do I feel more happy in the afternoon?

Short naps in the afternoon are sorely needed in our backwards culture. Good for you!

Why do I find it hard to remember people's names?

Names don't carry, meaning you should try to come up with a visual story that comes up with name. Write it down, ask how they spell it.

What should I watch for when Adderall Xr 10 mg medication has stopped

There can be rebound hypertension briefly stopping the clonidine, but it's a low dose, withdrawal from Adderall is tiredness and hunger for a few days. No danger.

Will I have to be on anti-depressants throughout my life once I start them?

A single bout of depression is 6-9 months of treatment. CBT psychotherapy can help prevent relapse. If you have recurrent depression that responds to medication, you can usually READ MORE
A single bout of depression is 6-9 months of treatment. CBT psychotherapy can help prevent relapse. If you have recurrent depression that responds to medication, you can usually cut the dose in half after several months.

Difference in treatment between a psychiatrist and psychologist?

A psychiatrist is trained as a physician and is a medical doctor who can prescribe medication, and often is also trained in therapy. A psychiatrist will also consider medical causes READ MORE
A psychiatrist is trained as a physician and is a medical doctor who can prescribe medication, and often is also trained in therapy. A psychiatrist will also consider medical causes of symptoms. A psychologist is trained in therapy, in doing research, and can do psychological testing. Some psychiatrists also do reach. Both groups can be in administration.

I am feeling very depressed, and have not had success with medication. What can be done to help me?

When medicines fail, not all avenues have been explored, like MAO inhibitors. For severe depression, electroconvulsive therapy is safe and very effective, though it means being READ MORE
When medicines fail, not all avenues have been explored, like MAO inhibitors. For severe depression, electroconvulsive therapy is safe and very effective, though it means being in the hospital and about two months of blank memory (nothing from the past is lost). Transcutaneous magnetic stimulation is less scary for people, but may not be better than another. Try at medication.