Dr. Stuart Shipko
PsychiatristStuart Shipko ,M.D.
|Therapy Orientation:||Eclectic, Forensic Psychology, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Existential|
|Specialities:||Mood Disorders, Other, Life Coaching, Anxiety or Fears, Finding Your Purpose in Life|
|Sexual Orientation:||Any Orientation|
|Religious Beliefs:||Any Religion|
|Years in Practice:||30+ Years|
|Graduated from:||University of Michigan|
|Board Certification:||American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology|
Cost & Payment Modalities
|Avg Cost (session):||greater than $150|
|Insurances accepted:||Aetna, Anthem, United Behavioral Healthcare|
|Accepts Credit Cards:||Yes|
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Panic attack after starting Effexor
Major Panic Attack or Seritonin Syndrome.. I started Effexor xr 75 mg on Thursday May 17th. By Monday morning I noticed I was weighing in a few pounds light, thought it was great at the time. Abs were cracking more than usual so I was happy. I felt ...
My new therapist lowered my Xanax by half and its not working
Hi There, Okay I have been diagnosed with major depression and severe anxiety. I have had the same therapist for 6 years. My medications are trazodone 100mg at bedtime, Celexa 40mg in am, xanax 1mg 3 times a day. This has been working for years. ...
If You Take Effexor with MDMA Can You Get Serotonin Syndrome?
I have this friend who is on Effexor. She does MDMA sometimes. I thought this was a dangerous combo. She has done MDMA about 10 times already and says it is fine. How dangerous is this combination? Is this like a 1 in a million chance to get ...
What is the best way to reduce my Xanax dosage?
If I want to make a Xanax tapering plan is it better for me to gradually reduce the dosage I am taking or to gradually lengthen the interval between doses; or maybe some combination of the two. As a practical matter, it seems easier to lengthen the ...
Self-Conscious in Social Situations
Whenever I am I a social situation it feels like I am an actor playing a script of me...I don't know how better to explain it, but its almost like I am looking at things from an outside perspective (not really, but I am always thinking about how ...
Tinnitus after stopping marijuana
I quit marijuana 2 weeks ago and my tinnitus is through the roof. When will it go away?
Dr. Shipko, I have been off .5 mg./day of Klonopin for 8 months now. I had been on Klonopin (various doses) since 1995, weaned off with great difficulty and stayed off for 20 months before reinstating. I have been experiencing anxiety and in ...
I need help in tapering my Ativan
Hi I was taking 2mg of lorazepam for months and I start to taper off in July this year, so far the withdrawal was insomnia. now I am down to 0.5mg for 1 and a half month. Tonight I am unable to fall asleep at 0.5mg of lorazepam I do not know why ...
Will Klonopin increase my risk of Alzheimers?
There is a history of early onset Alzheimer’s in my family. I have anxiety problems and am prescribed clonazepam to take as needed when I feel panic but I am concerned about how this could have a long term impact on my memory. Will this drug ...
Question on how to wean off of Ativan (a benzodiazepine). addendum
Hello Dr. Shipko! Thanks so much for your quick answer. I got a bit of relief from just getting and answer ::-) I am still tapering off the Metoprolol. I am cutting smaller and smaller doses. It has taken me about 7-8 weeks to get from 50 mg 2x a ...