Dr. Stuart Shipko

Dr. Stuart Shipko

Stuart Shipko ,M.D.
Last updated: Apr 01, 2018 | Q&A's: 36

Treatments Offered

Therapy Orientation: Eclectic, Forensic Psychology, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Existential
Age Focus: Adults
Specialities: Mood Disorders, Other, Life Coaching, Anxiety or Fears, Finding Your Purpose in Life
Treatment Modality: Individuals
Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation: Any Orientation
Religious Beliefs: Any Religion


Years in Practice: 30+ Years
Graduated from: University of Michigan
Year Graduated: 1978
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Cost & Payment Modalities

Avg Cost (session): greater than $150
Accepts Insurance: Yes
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?
  • Klonopin Withdrawal
    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 ...

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