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Dr. Sophie Duriez

Psychiatry
Beverly Hills, CA
33 years experience female

Locations

Sophie Duriez, M.D., A Prof. Corp.

Beverly Hills

Address

9400 Brighton Way, Suite 407, Beverly Hills
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(310) 271-8406

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

With more than 20 years of clinical experience in Psychiatry Psychotherapy, I am one of the few Solution Focused Adult and Child Psychiatrists in the USA and Europe, French from origin, I am a former "Psychiatre des Hopitaux de France" in the Parisian Region. I became an American Board Certified Psychiatrist (ABMS) in General Psychiatry in 2006. Medical School in Paris France at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Faculté de Médecine Broussais / Hôtel-Dieu, U.E.R. Paris VI. In 1989, at the same med school, I also graduated in Psychiatry, after a four year Residency as "Interne en Psychiatrie des Hôpitaux de la Région Parisienne" Title obtained after having passed the competitive examination: "Concours de l'Internat en Psychiatrie de la Région Ile-de-France". During my residency time, in the 80's I also underwent a six year and a half Didactic Psychoanalysis in Paris. As I always had an interest in Family System and Brief Therapies, I was granted a CME Hospitalist Scholarship to train in Brief Therapy at the Mental Research Institute (M.R.I.) of Palo Alto California during three months in 1990. At that time, I was a "Praticien Temps-Plein en Psychiatrie des Hôpitaux de France" meaning a full-time Child Psychiatrist in a public out-patient clinic located near Paris. A year later, in 1991, I founded the Association for the Development of Brief Therapy (ADTB) in Paris, in joint-venture with the MRI of Palo Alto, CA. The same year, I became a member of the European Family Therapy Association and, was invited to present a workshop in Stanford University: "Construstivist Clinical Applications in Brief Therapy Practice" at the 1991 MRI International Symposium. A few years later, in 1993, I was invited for three years as a Research Scholar in Heidelberg Germany at the Heidelberg Private Institute for Research in Family System Therapy. I moved in the United States in 1997 and have been living in Los Ageles since then. I was approved to receive a "Green Card" as a First Preference Immigrant (Alien of Extraordinary Ability in Science) in 1998 and obtained it in 2001. In Los Angeles, I completed a Residency in Adult Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California ACGME Psychiatry program from 2000 to 2006. After my graduation, I opened a part-time Private Practice in 2006 which developed into a full-time private practice in 2008. In 2009, I trained in Clinical Homeopathy and graduated in 2010 from the International Center for Education and Development of Homeopathy (cedhusa.org). In 2013, less than five years of full-time Private Practice, I have seen more than a thousand patients, with a number of consultations per patient, that is less than six sessions. Conventional psychiatric medications sometimes are helpful but they are far from being the unique answer to behavioral, mental and emotional problems. Accurate diagnosis is the first step to the right treatment. Each patient is unique and I take time to listen what the patient has to say. My philosophy is that together with the careful assessment of the presenting problem, the review of patient's own resources and skills is established as well. I use both Allopathic (conventional Western Medicine) and Homeopathic (Holistic former Western Medicine) medical approaches in a Solution Focused way. I provide individual, couples and family solution focused therapy and psychiatric services. I specialize in work related stress, ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, women’s issues, couples, children and families conflicts. I am also helping people working in the entertainment industry to help them handle the stress of their success without sacrificing their personal well-being. My goal is to get both Homeopathy and Solution Focused Approach much better known by the public audience.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

ADHD & Autism

Holistic Medicine

Pediatrics - Psychiatry

Pharmacology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Every year: A pap smear is recommended on yearly basis. You are also in the age group (under 26 y/o) that should receive the papilloma virus immunization. Make su... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Consultation needed: With your ob/gyn. Only a specialized clinical exam, some labs and possibly ultra-sound will rule out some condition that you could have. You want to k... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Keep hope!: Panic disorder is a curable condition. Possibly what you have been trying to alleviate it by individual and group therapy was not the right fit for u.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Antidepressant Rx: You should review your ten year history of taking antidepressants together with your psychiatrist. You and your situation are no longer the same as th... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It depends: Feeling depressed and nauseous might be due to side effects or not. The best thing for u to do is to go back and see the doctor who placed u on new bi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Possibly: What you are experiencing are side effects related to the increased dosage of effexor (venlafaxine). Link reference: http://tinyurl.Com/ceames3... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yes: Like any other ssris.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Good question: To be addressed directly your doc. Personally, I have no idea: those two meds are different & are normally "switched" the other way around, from xana... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It depends: If adhd is an issue for you (and not just for your mom), you may be interested in learning more about it. Sometimes, to understand better an issue tha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
How: How can i know if anger is part of a bipolar disorder? What about verbal &/or physical abuse?
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Tobacco & weed: Cigarette smoking, impairs ur lungs & respiratory functions, ur blood vessels, ur heart & kidneys, ur bladder, ur skin, etc. But not so much ur brai... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It should be OK: Today take your escitalopram 5mg & continue Buspar (buspirone) as usual. Should not be a problem. Tommorrow, resume your treatment as usual. Best wish... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Worrisome: 2 keep ur sister safe, she should b evaluated at er to have her monitored.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ur question: Is cute & refreshing thank you! a not so big apple should not be too difficult to digest. You may be already sound asleep at the time i answer you. It... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Head CT scan: Is the best imaging exam to make sure that your head/brain is cleared from any bleeding. If u already have had it and it was clear, your neuropsy is r... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Other options: May be worth to consider, like transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms), electro convultive therapy (ect), biofeedback, etc. The best would 2 discuss t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Medical check up: Ur husband would benefit from a medical check up to first rule out any medical condition that may trigger depressive sx. Once medically cleared, they ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Good: Good wines become great with age, bad ones become undrinkable, same thing for people!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
U need 2 check : That bilateral hip pain by a physical exam & x-rays of ur hips. U may suffer from bilateral hip arthritis, even though u r young, u need 2 rule that o... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anxiety?: Or fear... Could be causes for cold and sweaty extremities among other possibilities such as medication side-effects, some metabolic disorders, etc. T... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It could be: A cervical radiculopathy resulting from any type of condition that irritates a nerve in the cervical spine. The pain travels down the arm in the area ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Homeopathy: I'd recommend: coffea cruda 9 c: 5 pellets at night, under the tongue, or diluted in few cc of water, it is sweet, safe, no side effect. You can find ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Unfortunately: It is not possible to answer your question regarding a possible treatment of "what could be wrong" with you. Please consult your primary care doctor t... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Social Anxiety Rx: U have several treatment options ranging from self-help books & coaching programs, individual, group talk therapies (i.e. Solution focused brief thera... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
The answer : To your question cannot be given here on health tap medical forum for safety reasons. My recommendation to you is to address all your questions regard... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Alcohol & opiates: I.E. Pain killers, they are dangerous to be taken in combination with benzodiazepine. Take Clonazepam as prescribed by your doc. Take you.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Is a short acting stimulant, not a first indication 4 adult adhd. Together with clonazepam, long-acting benzodiazepine, and tramadol, opiate, per ur "... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Risperidone: Is an antipsychotic, not first indicated for mdd unless your mdd is severe with psychotic features. Please go and see your psychiatrist. Your difficul... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Don't b embarrassed : And show it to a doctor as soon as u can. You need to be treated!
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It depends: On ur metabolism, i.e. The way ur body & brain absorb & eliminate xanax (alprazolam) & on other factors too. The best 4 u is 2 address all ur question... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It is preferable: For you to take levothyroxine only. Levothyroxine is meant to control your hormones produced by your thyroid gland. Mixing marijuana (and/or possibly ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Your diet and weight: Blood sugar & lipid panel to make sure they remain within normal limits. Your doc probably has already told you about those metabolic side-effects of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
To: To keep hair healthy, choose good brand shampoo and avoid using it daily! once or twice a week is ok.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor to rule out brain injury and ask for a referral to an experienced ptsd therapist.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Do: Do continue your optimal treatment even if you feel "normal" & have regular follow-up with a good doc!
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Most likely : No, it won't affect you. If you realized u skipped a dose one day after the missed dose, resume ur treatment without "doubling" the dose. If you reali... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
The best way: To help a depressed person is to help her/him to find and consult with a good mental health professional. Look around, ask your regular doctor for a r... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Alcoholism & DTS: Dts is a serious medical condition that requires an in-patient setting medical environment to be safely monitored and treated.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yes: Bulimia is an eating disorder that can be successfully treated when the person is able to overcome her guilt and shame and, consult a professional. Yo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yes: You are right. You have to find a new therapist who will help you while maintaining healthy boundaries for you to be able to recover from the "closene... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ignore: Do learn how to socialize & enjoy other people presence don't isolate yourself!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Medical monitoring: Is the best way to get you off those medications. It is the safest way for you to make an appointment with an experienced addiction specialized doctor... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yes: You could be pregnant. Check it out. Best wishes.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yes if: This is the way your doctor has prescribed you your treatment, like Paxil (paroxetine) to be taken on a daily basis and Lorazepam 0.5 mg once a day as... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
We: We should always do our best to be grateful and appreciate the past and present people in our life!
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
A life time history: Of distractibility, inattention, forgetfulness, time mismanagement, procrastination, day dreaming, disorganization, resulting in academic underachieve... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Usually: An internal shaking sensation while sleeping is not known as a anxiety manifestation. You should talk to your gp, have a medical check up with labs an... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Allergy?: But cannot give u a diagnosis of course. Only a possiblility. U will benefit from a medical check up & labs. Pls keep track how often u feel this sen... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It is always: Preferable 2 discontinue meds progressively & slowly monitored by the doc who prescribed them 2 you. U should go back to ur doc, b frank and tell her/... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
First talk to ur Dr.: S/he prescribed you both meds to treat ur depression & anxiety. If you stop your meds on your own, it is at your own risk, not medically recommended a... Read More
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May 4, 2013
Drawing from her rich training and experience using a broad array of therapeutic approaches, Dr. Sophie Duriez takes the time to respond sensitively to HealthTap patients' questions. She's deft at hon...Read More
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Sophie Duriez is a wonderful asset to the healthtap community. Her experience in medicine/psychiatry and psychotherapy takes her far beyond the textbooks as she cuts to the core issues and provide...Read More
I referred someone to Dr. Duriez and her response was awesome. The patient felt so much better after seeing her and I am so grateful for the very quick response time and wonderful care. I highly rec...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! So the gay part i think thats why i feel to close i really love my therapist and found her attractive. So that was a big wall.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I knew about the apple sauce, but a neurologist previously told me that I could divide the capsules into lower dosages.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Well I haven't taken tramadol in over a year and clonazampam only when I'm having a panic attack. He prescribed me Zoloft two months anxiet

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) U.F.R. Broussais-Hotel-Dieu, France
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

2004 Outstanding Member in Training Resident APA Aw
Thought Leader, Third Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Psychiatrist , Second Place, California - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association Fellow
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