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Dr. Samuel Miles

Psychiatry
Los Angeles, CA
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

8631 W. Third St., Suite 425E, Los Angeles, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Psychiatry

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237 Answers
526 Agrees
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Probably: Zoloft (sertraline) has been used to treat many depressed people who have heart disease. At usually prescribed doses, it does not prolong qt interval.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Maybe: 8 year olds normally can go through obsessive phases which they grow out of (i.e. Collecting comic books, or learning about dinosaurs). The child's fu... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Unless it is caused by a physiological problem, like a drug effect, delayed ejaculation often responds to psychotherapeutic intervention.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Not usually: Auditory hallucinations are more common than visual hallucinations.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Multiple methods: A combination of regular exercise and low dose tricyclics or other antidepressants with an effect on norepinephrine will often work. Acupuncture, stre... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
See below: Psychiatry is a branch of medicine specializing in the evaluation and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists use the medical model to evaluate ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Training: After you graduate from medical school, and complete a psychiatric residency, you can become an addiction psychiatry fellow for a year of additional t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
History: The concentration problems of add have been present to some degree throughout one's life. Depression is usually episodic. If it is associated with dim... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
No: Weed will undo the therapeutic effects of the metadate.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: It is a chronic disorder which first appears in childhood.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Maybe: Some people experience symptoms when they abruptly discontinue drugs like effexor (venlafaxine). These symptoms may include flu like symptoms, vertigo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Several different rheumatological disorders are characterized by pain and fatigue on a chronic basis. Sometimes acute viral syndromes can cause thes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Do it soon: When in doubt, get a consultation. You may be reassured, or you may have a chance to intervene early before the child gets into more trouble.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Some people with bipolar disorder have only manic episodes. Most have depressive episodes, too, though the depression may emerge later than the mania.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes and yes: Both vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) can be beneficial for add. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is also an effective antidepressant. Both drugs may lower t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Stomach distress can be a side effect of lexapro (escitalopram). Taking it with food or adjusting the dose often is helpful to decrease the symptoms, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Wider definition: The definitions of eating disorders have changed over time.. More men are diagnosed with these problems now. More subtle eating restrictions (like die... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Talk to doctor: Talk to your doctor! nortriptiline and other antidepressants that act on norepinephrine can be helpful in conjunction with good sleep habits and regu... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Don't know: Were you taking amphetamines? Sometimes trazodone may lead to a false positive result in urine tests for stimulants..
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Not likely: Nausea is probably not caused by xanax (alprazolam). Your doctor may want you to switch to Ativan if you are beginning to experience middle of the ni... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Behavioral treatments including the "stop-start technique" can be effective. Sometimes low dose ssri antidepressants can be useful.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
It won't hurt: There's no evidence that omega 3 supplements relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. However, these supplements may have benefits wi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Talk to your doctor! if you've been taking the medicine for mor than 3-4 days, the doctor may adjust the dose.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Moderate aerobic exercise can benefit mild to moderate depression.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
No: Marijuana is not a good treat, ENT for anxiety, especially in a young person. It frequently actually increases anxiety, and paranoia. Heavy use has be... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
No: Zantac will not intefere with the anxiolytic effect of zoloft (sertraline). If anxiety is coming back talk to your doctor about it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
No: Put it under your tongue. Tell your doctor what you are experiencing. If you are high on other opiates, adding Suboxone may put you into withdrawal. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Can be: The combination may be prescribed cautiously to treat pain and anxiety. Because both drugs have depressant qualities, the patient should be cautioned ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
True: So long as the dose is in the therapeutic range and is generally consistent, the anxiolytic properties persist. When the drugs are abused, or dosages... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Child psychiatrist: Work with your child psychiatrist. Seek a second opinion, if necessary. Behavioral interventions which involve both parents and teachers is usually n... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
They are trying: Unfortunately, marijuana contains many many active ingredients with effects on many parts of the body. Each plant contains different amounts of these ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Evaluation: That question is part of a psychiatric evaluation of depression. Before prescribing an antidepressant, a doctor needs to know what symptoms you have,... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Probably none: You probably won't experience side effects from discontinuing cymbalt the way you did. However, if you we're taking it to treat major depression, ther... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Maybe: Zoloft (sertraline) may decrease the effectiveness of vicodin.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
None that are seriou: When one stops concerta, one no longer gets the therapeutic benefit. If it was taken as prescribed, there should be no withdrawal syndrome.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Try other medication: If you've been on the zoloft (sertraline) for more than about a week, talk to your doctor about switching to another ssri. If you've been on the drug ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Question why: Your doctor would probably ask you what symptoms you were having, and what drugs you were taking. The doctor would also wants to know what response yo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
No: Depending on the jurisdiction, it may be illegal to be intoxicated in public, or to possess, distribute, or sell it (outside your system).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Just stop: You can just take some days off. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) works for a few hours after you take it, and then stops. There i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
No longer available: This was a drug which combined a tricyclics antidepressant with a neuroleptic for treatment of agitated depression. It is no longer manufactured.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Not likely: the insomnia is probably not related to the single dose of Klonopin (clonazepam). See your doctor to determine the cause of the sleep disturbance
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
SAMSHA: The substance abuse mental health administration has an online tool, and a help line. http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Possibly: One can be allergic to any drug or to other components of the pill. Check with your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Ignore her: Don't let yourself be limited by your belief of what they are expecting of you. Sometimes those perceptions are accurate. At other times, they are man... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Variable speed: When one stops taking a drug like cymbalta, (duloxetine) it will leave the body through metabolism and excretion. If it leaves the system too rapidly... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Not uncommon: Among women with a history of depression or bipolar disorder, 5-10% will experience depression during pregnancy and 20-30% will experience it postpart... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
One of several: Zoloft (sertraline) is an effective drug for treating anxiety and depression. Other drugs in its class (ssris) are also effective for these conditions... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Not really: Ptsd is a reaction to an overwhelming situation which involves danger. Symptoms include avoidance, increased arousal, and re-experiencing. Effective ... Read More

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Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Mar 25, 2013
I recommend Dr Miles for Psychiatry.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Miles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I still have so much to learn. Thank you for answering this question. I will have many more! :)IThanks again! Lisa
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Was not really looking for this but saw it on the add as it was scrolling by. Was interesting to know
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She is under the care of a psychiatric doctor, but obviously I think the ball is being dropped. Or she isn't being honest with him fully.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013
Top Psychiatrist , Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College of Psychiatrists
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
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