Michel R. Louvain, MD, FAPA, has a private practice in Chicago, Illinois. He specializes in treating the geriatric population with their psychiatric needs, as well as teaching at Loyola University of Chicago. An expert in abnormal movements in psychiatry, Dr. Louvain also practices at Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital.
Education and Training
University of Dakar
Ecole de Medecine de Dakar Senegal md 1964
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Michel R. Louvain's Expert Contributions
Join a health club with yoga casses READ MORE
I was sexually abused as a child and now as my marriage is approaching, I am beginning to freak out. What should I do?
do not get married. get progressively more affectively and physically involved and if it works well get married, if it does not, dont. At this time you are running toward a disaster that will worsen and solidify your worst memories READ MORE
It could be. Talk to her. Share your problems with her, she may share hers with you READ MORE
Yes it's rational to think about death and everybody does die. In the big book of life all living are to transmit our DNA to the next generation. After that all being are useless. In fact a lot of insects die just after procreation. So consider that whatever you live beyond procretion time is just a gift of nature and be happy and cherish that gift. READ MORE
Lithium or Tegretol seroquel, Mellaril and Elavil. Benzos should never been prescibed and specially for bipolar disorder READ MORE
This is a classical feature of manicdepressive illness....How does it intrefere in your finances? Does she acknowledge it? If not there is not much to do. READ MORE
One is never as happy as one could be especially if you compare yourself to others. The best is to talk to your friends who are new mothers and compare how you both feel. There's probably nothing wrong with you. READ MORE
Bipolar disorder is a genetic illness that can be worsened or improved during the first years of life by the care takers usually mother, father.....It is characterized by mood swings with 3 poles, depression, happiness, anger. The diagnosis is subject to mode. 30 yers ago everybody was labeled schzophreic and nw nearly everybody is labeled manic depressive..... If you are not a physician, do not read medical books. READ MORE
Amitryptiline 25mg at 8pm everyday READ MORE
Yes it is a form of manic depressive illness and can be and can lead to very dangerous situations. The best treatment is Tegretol 300mg 1 or 2 at 8pm every day to stabilze the mood. There is nothing to control the anger . READ MORE
You are probably an anorgasmic woman and your frustration is extremely normal. Find an adequate partner READ MORE
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Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Associate Professor, Loyola University -
- Fellowship Program, American Psychiatric Association, 2009
- American Psychiatric Association
- University of Illinois at Chicago
Professional Society Memberships
- American Medical Association
Articles and Publications
- Video- Abnormal Movement in Psychiatry
What do you attribute your success to?
Determination, Hard Work and Making the Right Decisions at the Right Time
Hobbies / Sports
- Scuba Diving, Skiing
Favorite professional publications
- American Psychiatric Journal
- Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital
Michel R. Louvain's Practice location
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- Xanax: Side Effects, Withdrawal Symptoms, & the Safe Way to Get Off the Drug
Xanax is a medication used to treat patients suffering from panic disorders, anxiety, and depression due to anxiety. Xanax is a part of the drug family or class benzodiazepines.Effects of this drug usually start within twenty-five minutes of taking it and provide relief for up to a few hours....
- What Is Akathisia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
What is akathisia?Akathisia is a feeling of anxiety or restlessness. Its symptoms tend to overlap with the symptoms of other physical and psychological disorders. The diagnosis depends on a very subjective feeling of restlessness. Hence, recognizing akathisia can be somewhat tricky. Movement...
- Do the Symptoms of Autism Differ Between Boys and Girls?
What is Autism?Autism spectrum disorder (ASD, or simply ‘autism’, is a condition characterized by communication challenges, social-interaction difficulties, sensory sensitivities, and restricted or repetitive behavior. Restricted and repetitive behaviors are the most common of these symptoms of...
- Everything You Need To Know About Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder in which you feel extremely fearful of places and situations that are uncomfortable and dangerous according to you. These are the places that make you feel trapped and assume that the escape might be difficult in the case of a panic attack, such as an elevator, a...
- The Side Effects of Xanax
What Is Xanax?The generic name for Xanax is alprazolam and this is a benzodiazepine. Xanax was first introduced in 1976. This drug has an impact on the unbalanced chemicals in the brain of people who have anxiety. It is therefore prescribed for treating mental health problems which are linked with...
- How Depression Leads to COPD Medication Non-Adherence
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that still does not have a cure. The World Health Organization predicts that COPD will become the fourth leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. The predominant cause for COPD is tobacco smoking. Most symptoms are irreversible,...
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