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Dr. Frank A. Stanton, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Frank A. Stanton M.D. is a top Psychiatrist in San Leandro, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Frank A. Stanton M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Frank A. Stanton M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Frank A. Stanton M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In San Leandro, CA, Dr. Frank A. Stanton M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
54 years Experience
Dr. Frank A. Stanton, M.D.
  • San Leandro, CA
  • Univ of Southern Ca Sch of Med, Los Angeles Ca
  • Accepting new patients

Can hypnosis help me give up smoking?

Hypnosis can be very effective in stopping smoking depending on finding the right person. I have seen smoking stopped with one session.

Tony Stanton, MD

Is there a treatment for narcissism?

People with narcissistic traits can respond positively to therapy with the right therapist. They can change.

T. Stanton, MD

My son is failing in school. Should I consult a counselor?

Clearly, your son has the intelligence to succeed. I might first check to see if there is a school counselor who can assess what has changed - you could also get names of counselors READ MORE
Clearly, your son has the intelligence to succeed. I might first check to see if there is a school counselor who can assess what has changed - you could also get names of counselors in your area and ask for a more comprehensive assessment.

What causes panic attacks in a person?

Usually, there is a trigger that the person is not aware of.

My son is affected by his older brother's behavior. How should I talk to him?

You may need to monitor their time together more carefully and separate them if you see conflict. Your engagement is going to be much more helpful than talking to your son.

Does a schizophrenia patient also suffer from memory loss?

No, schizophrenia does not cause memory loss per se. Medications can make the retrieval of memories more difficult, though.

Is the need for having sex everyday abnormal?

I think it would be important to know a clear history of how this developed. Was there a point in time when sex became more important - what is your sexual history and what is READ MORE
I think it would be important to know a clear history of how this developed. Was there a point in time when sex became more important - what is your sexual history and what is the state of your marriage. I would consult a marriage counselor if this is an issue that is causing problems in your relationship.

Tony Stanton, MD

Is there any medication to cure OCD?

There are medications that are prescribed to help OCD, but the most lasting results appear to be with therapy. A book that is useful, even though years old, is The Mind and the READ MORE
There are medications that are prescribed to help OCD, but the most lasting results appear to be with therapy. A book that is useful, even though years old, is The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey M. Schwartz.

Tony Stanton, MD

Is there a difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

You are right - prescribing is a major difference. However, it is important to know the background of either one because there are big differences in training depending on what READ MORE
You are right - prescribing is a major difference. However, it is important to know the background of either one because there are big differences in training depending on what you are looking for. Many professionals are on a website like LinkedIn where you can see their backgrounds and what they specialize in.

Tony Stanton, M.D.

Is there a way that I can concentrate better?

Yes, I think it would be helpful to study mindfulness - the books by Jon Kabat-Zinn would be a good place to start.

Tony Stanton, MD

What is the best way to handle a loved one with an alcohol problem?

I would find a good Alanon meeting and then a good sponsor at the meeting. You may need to try a few meetings before you find one that fits. What is best to do for your husband READ MORE
I would find a good Alanon meeting and then a good sponsor at the meeting. You may need to try a few meetings before you find one that fits. What is best to do for your husband depends on many factors and usually a good meeting will lead you to the best answers.
Tony Stanton, M.D.

Can antidepressants cause low BP?

This is not a question that can be well answered by yes or no. It is best answered by his medical doctor who can evaluate the many variables that can be involved. Tony Stanton READ MORE
This is not a question that can be well answered by yes or no. It is best answered by his medical doctor who can evaluate the many variables that can be involved.
Tony Stanton MD

I think I started binge eating. Is it a mental disorder?

I would recommend that you find a good therapist - one that can really address all the possible factors that could be leading to your increase in eating. Overeating is a message READ MORE
I would recommend that you find a good therapist - one that can really address all the possible factors that could be leading to your increase in eating. Overeating is a message from your body and you need to find out what the message is trying to tell you. You might also want to read Food over Medicine, which is a description of how often food is the most important factor in our health.

Can ADHD ever be cured with treatment?

The short answer to your question is "yes" ADHD can be cured. The longer answer involves knowing exactly what kinds of symptoms your son has suffered - in particular how much has READ MORE
The short answer to your question is "yes" ADHD can be cured. The longer answer involves knowing exactly what kinds of symptoms your son has suffered - in particular how much has been "behavior problems" and how much has been difficulty with focus and attention. These require different kinds of strategies.
Tony Stanton, MD

Are there any exercises for the brain?

I think one of the best things you could do is to learn about mindfulness meditation - probably Jon Kabat-Zinn is the best place to start. This should give you a skill to "destress" READ MORE
I think one of the best things you could do is to learn about mindfulness meditation - probably Jon Kabat-Zinn is the best place to start. This should give you a skill to "destress" wherever you are.

Tony Stanton MD

Can OCD be cured?

I neglected to give you the authors of the book! Jeffery Schwartz MD and
Sharon Begley
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