Victor Manuel Santiago-Noa
Psychiatrist | Psychiatry3A Acuarela Street Suite A2 Guaynabo Puerto Rico, 00969
Victor Manuel Santiago-Noa, MD, is a psychiatrist with over 40 years of experience practicing in the San Juan Metropolitan Area, Puerto Rico. He specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry and has a special interest in forensic psychiatry. Forensic psychiatry is a sub-specialty of psychiatry and is related to criminology. It encompasses the interface between law and psychiatry. A forensic psychiatrist provides services - such as determination of competency to stand trial - to a court of law to facilitate the adjudicative process. Dr. Santiago-Noa graduated in 1972 from the University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine. He spent his internship at San Juan Hospital and his fellowship with the University of Puerto Rico. In 1993, he was honored with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award while in 1995 was included into Who's Who. In 2012, Dr. Santiago-Noa was declared Professional of the Year in Adolescent Psychiatry.
Education and Training
Unviersity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Victor Manuel Santiago-Noa's Expert Contributions
Relaxation therapy. Natural Tea. Avoid naturopathy quacks. READ MORE
What do you mean by normal? You should have been feeling normal when taking antidepressants. READ MORE
Seek psychotherapy and competent psychiatric treatment. READ MORE
You need to see your psychiatrist immediately. READ MORE
Why are you taking Ritalin? If you don't have ADHD, you might be having long-term side effects of Ritalin. READ MORE
A dermatologist can see you and answer your question. READ MORE
Her doctor might refuse talking to you about one of his/her patients. If you feel she's suicidal, call 911. READ MORE
Usually antidepressants are not habit forming. You can reduce dose and stop within 3 days. If you take benzodiazepines, that's another story. Make sure you're not taking benzodiazepines. READ MORE
Tell your parents to take you to a psychiatrist. READ MORE
You need to see a physician. READ MORE
You need to see a psychiatrist. READ MORE
Absolutely not. READ MORE
Using an antidepressant with a depressing substance is not a good idea. READ MORE
It seems that you are having panic attacks. You might need short-term medications to alleviate the condition. READ MORE
You probably need to be hospitalized at this point. READ MORE
There is no problem taking a Beta-blocker and bupropion. READ MORE
Passing out during a panic episode is one possible symptom. There is treatment for panic disorder. READ MORE
You need to go to an emergency room immediately. READ MORE
Post-partum depression needs to be treated by a psychiatrist and a psychologist. READ MORE
A psychiatrist specialist in adolescent care is indicated. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Exemplary Psychiatrist, 1993
- Who's Who, 1995
- Professional of the Year, Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
- San Juan Hospital
- University of Puerto Rico
Articles and Publications
- Published Articles and a Novel in Spanish
What do you attribute your success to?
- Lots of Respect for his patients, He is always available to them when they need him.
Hobbies / Sports
- Guitar Player and Singing, Poetry
Favorite professional publications
- New England Journal of Medicine
Victor Manuel Santiago-Noa's Practice location
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