Dr. Samuel Bayles

Child Psychiatry
Little Rock, AR
21 years experience male

Locations

Aavalon

Little Rock, AR

Address

700 S. Schiller, Little Rock, AR
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

Completed adult and child & adolescent psychiatry. About 75% of my practice is devoted to pediatrics with the remaining 25% devoted to adult psychiatry and treatment of addiction. I am located in Little Rock, AR and work for a large group practice as well as a small fee for service solo practice.

Specialties
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Child Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Pharmacology

Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
41 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Dont: if you are uncomfortable with it then call your physician and talk about other options. seroquel (quetiapine) is not an inherently bad medication - it... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Develop a plan: 1. forgive. its not something that allows bad behavior, its something you give yourself so you aren't angry all day 2. start your day with an intentio... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Very difficult: its maybe the single most tragic event a parent can experience. a good psychotherapist and a lot time are needed. http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes.: your doctor will appreciate you telling them before they get an unexpected result. that said, most buprenorphine prescribers are not supportive of ben... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Long time: that is a long time for xanax (alprazolam). most of us cringe when a client comes in requesting it, especially if they have been on it forever. most c... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Sounds like a lot: 3-4 times a day sounds like it might be taking up too much time. its one thing to have an odd day where you masturbate 3-4 times, but 3-4 times every ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes but...: yohimbine is somewhat effective HOWEVER it is a stimulant and is poorly tolerated. it may cause increased blood pressure, elevated heart rate, anxiety... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
More info needed: lots of things can reduce sex drive: history of trauma/abuse, medicine, hormones, mental illness, physical illness. need more info to give a more deta... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Issues: 1. adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be an appetite suppressant so you'd really need to manage your diet well. lower appetite w... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Weight loss: studies show average weight loss of approximately 8% of body weight. medication works primarily thru appetite suppression. common side effects are ins... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Agree: Definitely discuss with your MD how best to do this. If different doctors are prescribing the medications then you need to make sure that they communi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Ptsd: 1st step is to see a psychiatrist & have him evaluated. assuming he has ptsd then there are many treatment options. best treatment will likely be ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: find a good 12 step group. stop using. exercise your mind - read, learn. if have depression or anxiety, get it treated. eat well. physical exercise. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: sertraline should be effective for anxiety. it may be necessary to have a higher dose, especially if you have obsessive symptoms. i would also strongl... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Addiction: find a physician that specializes in addiction. if they are all prescribed by one MD then go see them and discuss the issue. if you have more than one... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
No good answer: there is no simple answer to your question. there's no rule about how often something is used before addiction develops. its more a question of set an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
D/c: if you are off of the effexor (venlafaxine) but still having side effects its called discontinuation syndrome. you could try resolving it by going bac... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
OSU: call the OSU Medical Center and make an appointment in their psychiatric clinic. if you are doing poorly then please present to their emergency depart... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Zubsolv: It is an opiate medication plus naloxone. It is used for office based outpatient treatment for opiate addiction. It is a replacement treatment that sh... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): these medications are meant to last about 10h. after that they should wear off which for some people is severe. if you feel very badly then you can sp... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Some: i get occasional complaints about feeling emotionally blunted. if its a problem then trying a different medication is reasonable. even on these medica... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Interaction: using them together can cause your diltiazem level to decrease. discuss with your pcp and if your BP is well controlled MAYBE you can add a little st ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Dose: i believe that 80mg is too high a dose to be well tolerated and safe. i would not prescribe a dose that high. i would also be surprised that an insure... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Wait a bit: LHR can cause burns and skin irritation. you would be best served by waiting at least 24h before applying any occlusive agent. your skin will be a bit... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depends: all meds have risks. stimulants for weight loss are generally safe but the patient should have a medical workup w/ EKG. most MDs prefer a young person... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
New: new medication & its expensive so its not covered on a lot of health plans yet. i have found it helpful for depressive symptoms, especially for in... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Side effects: These are side effects from adipex. Reduce your dose or stop taking it. The tablets are scored, try 1/2 tablet. These medicines are not perfect and mo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Opiates: perhaps you need a pain management physician. or consider getting off opiates for a bit. are you familiar with buprenorphine?
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Mania: once mania is going it might take more medication than what was required for maintenance to bring someone back down. once the mania resolves then some... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Get treatment: get help immediately. i would even recommend a visit to an ER that has the ability to order a psychiatric consult. this should be the case at any univ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Help quick: hallucinations are a psychiatric emergency. if you have a university hospital nearby then go to the ER - they will likely have a psychiatry consult se... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) does have phenobarbital. have you tried other IBS meds? tricyclic antidepressants?
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
See your MD: you need to make an appointment to see your psychiatrist or if not already seeing one then you must find one. it sounds to me as if you are having anx... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Treatment: they must be treated. if untreated they will return and spread. most importantly if untreated they increase your risk of cancer.
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A member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Most likely: you need to let the GI team know and decide with your Suboxone provider when to stop it. I'm not an expert in what they use for sedation, my guess is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: certainly possible. maybe if you put the patch on very early in the morning? its not uncommon for some people to be perked up a bit from opiates.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Counseling?: have you tried counseling? things to consider: psychotherapy, CBT and meditation. questions to ask: do i love my job? relationship with spouse? things... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: yes, that is fine. the issue that you might run into is that effexor (venlafaxine) can be a difficult medication to start and stop. for most people it... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Not sure: thats a high dose for that medication. tough to say when you might notice improvement but if you are having side effects then maybe switch to a differ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes: rare but it has been reported. but then again so can severe anxiety/stress.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Get help: if symptoms have been present nearly everyday for more than 2 weeks it is recommended that you have a psychiatric evaluation. symptoms of depression a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Seek help: go see your pcp for a referral to a psychiatrist. or ask friends/family if someone knows a good psychiatrist. theres many many good providers in LA; a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Possible: sorry you aren't feeling well. are you experiencing rapid breathing when this happens? you might be having panic attacks. here is more info on panic: ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Anxiety: anxiety can certainly raise blood pressure and increase heart rate. however, it is worthwhile to get it checked out by your PCP - perhaps get an EKG d... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Same or different: they can be the same or be different. my guess is that professionals with less training call themselves counselors and people with more training or de... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Not enough info: There are risks with lumbar punctures but if you were fine after the procedure and just now something is wrong it seems unlikely that it's due to the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Risks: it would be preferable to limit medications as much as possible, especially in the first trimester. one must weigh the risks to child and risks to mot... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Ignore: Keep a daily mood journal where you log your symptoms and severity—over time you'll see patterns.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Harm: Unsafe sex is when someone is at risk of being harmed. Could mean a lot of things - no protection/condom, sex that causes bleeding, sex that has high ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
Hospital : take him to the ER. if he is suicidal it's an emergency and he may require inpatient treatment. go now. make sure he doesn't leave your site; no acces... Read More
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Aug 11, 2014
Dr. Bayles is sage, witty and kind. Plus he is open minded and flexible. All great things to go along with his undoubted charm, too!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bayles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bayles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I thought it would have gone away by third week. I got off Lexapro 2 months ago and got back on 3 weeks ago. Taking .75mg Ativan to sleep
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the information, I was answered here that there is no treatment for me since i dont have warts anymore.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My partner did say I ask if I was hyperventilating. There wasn't any pain and my heart rate seemed normal.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

UAMS/ACH
Completed 2007

Awards

Chief Resident ASH 2005-07
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Harmony Health Clinic
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