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
Yes. See a doctor. READ MORE
Alprazolam is a good medication for short-term use. Because of its addictive properties, it will become ineffective and the body requires more. Anxiety disorders should not be treated with long-term benzodiazepines. SSRIs or bupropion are effective for long term treatment. If you use Alprazolam long term, you'll end up with 2 problems: anxiety and addiction. READ MORE
For bipolar disorder, medications are needed life long. READ MORE
Smell hallucinations need evaluation by a neurologist. READ MORE
There should not be any problems with dose doubling. Skip the Sertraline tonight. Watch your blood pressure. It might get too low. READ MORE
That is normal behavior. Educate instead of chastise. READ MORE
Sometimes medications used to treat depression may cause memory deficits that are temporary. READ MORE
Your doctor should know what you need. If you want a buffet treatment, get a doctor that practices that way. You can find a quack everywhere. READ MORE
First, he should see a neurologist. Evaluate carotid circulation. A geriatric psychiatrist should also see him. READ MORE
Coffee is no treatment for any mental disorder. In excess, it can cause anxiety and insomnia. READ MORE
Long-acting methylphenidate can last in your system for over 12 hours. It is a bad idea to drink alcohol while taking methylphenidate. Simply don't. READ MORE
She needs to be evaluated by an early childhood specialist. She's far behind in her development. READ MORE
Those natural substances are no substitute for sound medical treatment. And they can harm you. READ MORE
Usually the brain is depleted of certain neurotransmitters. Medications are used to restore the balance of these substances. READ MORE
Definitely no. READ MORE
It is called sleep paralysis. It's an aspect of the falling asleep phenomena. It should go away. READ MORE
She needs to go to an eating disorder specialist. READ MORE
As all medical tests have come negative, I'd try a sport term try of benzodiazepines. If that relieves the symptoms, I'd follow with Bupropion. READ MORE
Hello, The usual treatment consists of antidepressant medications, an adjuvant medications if needed, and psychotherapy. Victor M. Santiago Noa, MD, Psychiatrist READ MORE
Hello, There may be several reasons for your anger. One it can be a side effect of your medication. Then it can be that you have an undiagnosed unspecified mood disorder that is triggered by treatment with regular antidepressants. As I don't know much about your current treatment, it is difficult to assess your specific situation. You need to consult your psychiatrist about this, so he can evaluate your symptoms. Victor M. Santiago Noa, MD, Psychiatrist 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
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