Dr. Samuel Miles

Psychiatry
Los Angeles, CA
49 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

8631 W. Third St., Suite 425E, Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Psychiatry

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237 Answers
526 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Get some help.: Help is available through overeaters anonymous, and/or counseling. A psychiatrist may prescribe medicine to treat underlying depression or anxiety, or... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Hypochondriac: The old, common term is hypochondriac. Some people like this may be diagnosed (in our modern terminology) as suffering from a somatization disorder.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
No: Tanning beds use invisible ultraviolet light. The lights we use to treat sad is bright visible light, with open eyes".
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Avoid relapse: If an andtidepressant is effective, and it is discontinued within 6 months, there is a better than 50-50 chance of relapse. Wait longer than 6 months,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Genetic studies have shown that risk for both major depression and bipolar disorder is inherited. Having a parent or sibling with one of these disorde... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Long term use of opiates carries a risk of addiction. These drugs are not as effective for chronic pain as for acute pain. Sometimes, pain is actually... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Symptoms of fibromyalgia overlap symptoms of depression: sleep disturbance, diminished energy, aches and pains. Treatment which works for fibromyalgia... Read More
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A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
It depends...: Be sure that all your doctors. Know all the medication you are taking, including over the counter and herbal remedies.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Eat thoughtfully: On or off paxil, (paroxetine) you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need. Unfortunately, it takes longer to lose weight than to gain... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
No: Fluoxetine is not addictive or habit forming. If one stops taking it too soon, symptoms of depression and anxiety may recur. This is not a drug effect... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: This is a high dose. Your doctor may explain why this is necessary in your case.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
See your doctor: While your palpitations may be caused by anxiety, only an examination by your physician can rule out other potential causes. When your doctor finds th... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes borderline personality disorder arises in people who were abused as children. The symptoms may be seen as similar to the ptsd's avoidance, r... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Possibly: Lexapro and Paxil (paroxetine) are both effective for depression and anxiety. Some people do not tolerate side effects of one or another. Others don't... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
No: Sometimes, a young person who is chronically somewhat depressed and anxious may become shy and withdrawn. Treatment of depression and anxiety may allo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
No: Unfortunately, first trimester miscarriages are very common. Genetic problems, and the shift of hormone support from ovary to placenta seem to be the... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Maybe: Talk to your doctor. You may need to adjust the dose of medication, or change it.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Control, not cure: Psychotherapy can be help one recover from depression. There is good evidence that several forms of psychotherapy work as well for mild to moderate de... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Arteries, not veins: Thromboangiitis obliterans buerger's disease is a rare disorder associated with heavy smoking.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Sometimes uncomforta: Stimulants and asthma inhalers may cause tremors, jitteriness, or anxiety in susceptible people. They may also increase blood pressure. Combining the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Stably unstable: A person with borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of unstable relationships, mood, and identity throughout adult life.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Taper: Talk with your doctor about tapering the dose down, and eventually withdrawing from it. Expect to be tapering over several weeks.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
NSAID: It is an anti inflammatory drug.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Anticholinergic drug: Anticholinergic drugs increase the tone of the muscles around the neck of the bladder which must relax when one urinates.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Being turned on: It means being turned on sexually.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Psychotherapy: There are many therapies which are effective for borderline personality disorder. All are long term. Medication may be useful for specific symptoms, b... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Patches, Gum, or wai: If you are too uncomfortable to wait a couple of days for the symptoms to subside, you may use otc nicotine patches or gum to withdraw gradually. Be a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Ignorance: The symptoms of fibromyalgia are subjective. By definition, there are no abnormal laboratory tests, and no objective findings other than a particular ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Many treatments have demonstrated effectiveness for borderline personality disorder. All involve a long term collaborative relationship with a therapi... Read More
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A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Maybe: See your doctor about the back pain. Some people get kidney stones on topomax.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Not usually: Visual hallucinations while falling asleep or upon awakening are normal. Some hallucinations may occur briefly during times of acute grief. Otherwise... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Antidepressants: Many antidepressants, including the serotonin reuptake inhibitors are effective treatments for anxiety disorders.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
None: These diagnoses are made on clinical grounds. No biological tests are warranted unless medication is prescribed. In that event periodic monitoring may... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Medical practice: Psychiatry is a specialty of medicine. Like pediatrics, or surgery, practitioners are physicians, not scientists. They use knowledge obtained from sci... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Talk to your doctor. You probably are experiencing side effects. If you did not experience these problems at lower doses, a reduction in dose may be w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Drug tests can distinguish between amphetamine and methamphetamine.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Moderate exercise: Moderate aerobic exercise, like walking, swimming, or biking for 30 minutes to an hour three or four times per week is helpful for cardiovascular heal... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Usually these headaches are mild, transitory, and respond to tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
See below: Oxycodone and Oxymorphone may be found in urine.
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A male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Maybe: If you we're not drinking alcohol, it's likely that the drug test will be negative 4 days after a single use of cocaine. If you we're drinking alcohol... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
See your doctor: Diminished production of protein by the liver may lead to swelling. Other causes should be ruled out.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Recovery: It takes several weeks to recover from surgery. During that time, sleep activity and appetite patterns are likely to be different from normal. Talk t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
None: There should be no side effects caused by the switch per se. Since each person has different sensitivities, you may experience a side effect on zoloft... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Up to 24 lb: On average, the most weight you can lose on a reducing diet is 3 lb per week. You may lose more early on, but this is water, and later your weight wil... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: The combination may increase a risk for bleeding, stomach upset and electrolyte abnormalities.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Not for long: If sexual dysfunction is related to risperdal, it should go away within a few days.
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A male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Gabapentin, SGA: In addition to behavioral relaxation techniques, Gabapentin may be used as needed for its sedative effect. Low dose second generation antipsychotics m... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Maybe: Those are potential side effects of both drugs. Tell your doctor, so the dosages can be adjusted.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 49 years experience
See doctor: See your doctor and describe why you think you need an antidepressant. Your doctor may prescribe one or refer you to a psychiatrist for consultation.
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Testimonials
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Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Mar 25, 2013
I recommend Dr Miles for Psychiatry.
HealthTap member
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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