Dr. Sophie Duriez

Psychiatry
Beverly Hills, CA
34 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

Thursday: 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Different options: First, make sure your shortness of breath comes from anxiety and stress and not from any kind of medical condition (like asthma for example) by having... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes : Men too. But some people like it anyway.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Social Anxiety Rx: If you are very shy, you may have social phobia. There are several treatment options ranging from self-help books & coaching programs, individual,... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Be more specific: Please tell us what drinking alcohol "in moderation" means to you. Know that alcohol is a CNS depressant.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not sure: Although "anorexia nervosa" is a well-known cause of weight loss, other medical conditions can cause anorexia. If you have been medically treated for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Kleptomania: There is no known medical cause of kleptomania. It is a psychiatric disorder categorized among the impulse control disorders. The release of dopamine,... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not the same: Impulse control disorders are included among behavioral disorders. Impulse control disorder are specific disorders described as an inability to resist... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Possibly: If you prepare your pills every night for the next day, according to the timing of your prescription, it would make it easy for you remember to take y... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Good understanding: The best you can do is to discuss your treatment dosage adjustment with your doctor. Did you let your doctor know that you had some100 mg pills left? ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: I think you should go to the urgent care center or the er if your doctor is not available. Just found ur question now and maybe somebody already answe... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
How: How often, how long & what type of exercise is specifically the best to keep me in shape?
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Abnormal : But not uncommon. Should see a good therapist to evaluate and treat the anhedonia with talk therapy and medication if needed. Good luck!
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Most likely: Menopause. Your age mentioned in your health information goes in favor of this possibility. I hope this is helpful. Please check up with your doc. Bes... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Myth:: Myth: if one of your parents is bipolar, you'll have it for sure! truth: only risk is increased.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: "cold sweat" is a common neurovegetative reaction to stress/anxiety.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Panic!: Most likely. Could b something else like allergic reaction to weed w/throat swelling. Not too good: avoid weed once and for all. Stay healthy, go luc... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Many ways: Can be found together with a sound mental health professional. Your question is already a nice first step to face an issue that can really impair the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) takes several days 2 become effective & works differently than other anti-anxiety meds like benzos that can b taken as needed. It i... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not if: It has been prescribed to you to treat a diagnosed condition after a face to face evaluation and complete examination. If it is the case & u have conc... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Don't worry about lack of sperm. Hope you find a good partner as "addiction" to masturbation generally make people feel guilty. Don't worry for your s... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
U need 2 know: That there is a moderate drug interaction btw the 2. Sertraline may increase blood levels & effects of strattera (atomoxetine) &. This can increase si... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) decreases the appetite and is more likely to result in weight loss. Are you prescribed adderall (... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Do: Do use pure organic coconut oil as a beauty butter to maintain your skin soft & supple!
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Please: Ask your doctor directly, let her/him know what is going on with your medications, provide her/him with all info regarding all the medications u r ta... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Our: Our brain heals itself with trauma w/ flashbacks, share them with a good therapist, they'll go away!
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: But not advil (ibuprofen) pm that contains Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as it may increase risk of dizziness, drowsiness and trouble to concentrate and ... Read More
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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Paradoxical response: Adderall slow down people with adhd but ppl without adhd feel "high" & "speedy" with it. Adderall regular (short-acting) is not fda approved for adult... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
You: You are a survivor, not a victim! be confident you can also win over your ptsd symptoms!
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
High anxiety level : Anxiety may manifest itself in many different ways. High anxiety level may mimic the symptoms of a heart attack and/or respiratory condition. Sometime... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Your right knee: Should be examined by your doctor, you may have injured your meniscus. Please avoid any further effort or workout until you get your consultation. Goo... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
PMS: Anxiety, irritability and mood swings are very common symptoms of pms and are related to hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle. Some women are more... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Difficult to say: You need to go back to your doctor. Only a precise description of your daily habit of food & beverage intake may cause a difference of effect. Your sl... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
A little but: Not really. Ativan (lorazepam) is an anti-anxiety medication & ocd, an anxiety disorder but Ativan (lorazepam) is not 1st line indication 2 treat ocd.... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Impossible : To tell u on this forum. U should call ur doc who prescribed ur meds. Only u (of course) & ur doc can work together 2 help u feel "normal". The resour... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Your treatment : Should be carefully reviewed. You should consult ur doctor again to reassess your symptoms. If your doctor is your primary care physician, he may refe... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Trazodone is NOT: Indicated for children! i would be surprised if ur family doctor, pediatrician or child psychiatrist would have prescribed it to ur son. For what indi... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Instead: Instead of taking the elevator up or down, take the stairs. The more stories, the better!
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: All drugs affect the Dopamine reward pathway. Mj is no exception.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Please know that: It is a victory on yourself that you are no longer meth dependent since 2 yrs. Sincerely, bravo, good for you! now, avoid changing ur rx or self-medic... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Give: Give full attention to your child, be there in person, don't let tv + junk food do the job for you!
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Nothing: Replaces a face to face consultation with a psychiatrist to evaluate, rule out any medical conditions &/or contra-indications, diagnose and treat some... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes, it could.: To be safe, you should consult your general of family physician to make sure that what you have experienced is indeed a residual effect of years of an... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
A long long time: Even after cessation. 4 weeks minimum and for a chronic daily user, months after years of usage 4 urine 2 b thc cleared. Please, keep your mental hea... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Roughly: Psychotic symptoms: hallucinations and or delusions with or without odd behavior r present. Psychosis.Refers to loss of contact with reality. Depress... Read More
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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Masturbation does not affect growth. Please stop worrying and, it would be great if you could leave your son alone without interfering with your unfou... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
GAD: If you feel anxious at night, you have to go back and see the doctor who prescribed you celexa (citalopram). The doctor will adjust the dosage if need... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Remember: Remember to breathe deeply while remembering a pleasant relaxing memory! 30 sec. Is plenty enough!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes but: Very moderately: one cup a day only. Energy drinks and sodas should be completely avoided.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Healthy diet: With drinking mineral water & moderate exercise like walking one mile a day everyday will make it. Continue to avoid alcohol, and avoid marijuana and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Be: Be confident that if you invite anxiety instead of fearing it, it won't show up! you'll be amazed.
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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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