Dr. Lacresha Hall

Psychiatry
24 years experience female

Locations

St. Paul's Hospital

DeAnima Psychiatric Services, Inc.

About

Bio

Dr. Hall attended medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston. She trained in general and child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Miami. She then moved to Sacramento, Ca to complete a forensic fellowship at one of the top programs in the country and was trained by well-respected psychiatrist Dr. Charles Scott. After completion of the program, Dr. Hall returned to Florida where she worked in all levels of care treating Eating Disorders and Addictions and had a private practice in Boca Raton, Fl. Dr. Hall currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada where she practices general and forensic psychiatry, psychotherapy and works at the Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorder Program. When not treating patients Dr. Hall enjoys dancing salsa, bachata and kizomba.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

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Addiction Medicine

Child Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: California, Florida

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Medical School: A psychologist has a doctorate in psychology which is their main focus. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has attended medical school and has bee... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
You are!: The trick is not to try to find ways to be beautiful by looking outside of yourself but look inside yourself to explore the ways that you already are ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Be patient : I imagine that you are frustrated because lack of sleep is very distressing. However, if you find a medication that helps you sleep the first night yo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: The time that it will take for you to go into withdrawal will depend upon your current dosage and how frequently you take your medication. If you have... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Need assessment. : Please schedule an assessment or see your physician so that you can be evaluated.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Normal: This is a normal response to antidepressant medications. The side effects usually go away in 7-10 days. I would recommend to continue taking it and sp... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: It is likely that your psychologist believes that medication may be indicated for you based upon what you have disclosed. A psychiatrist can treat any... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Severe intoxication: can possibly cause these symptoms however, it is more likely that delusions and hallucinations will be caused by withdrawal symptoms. Both are medical... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Nothing: The only thing that would happen is that you will feel uncomfortable. Your worry about vomiting and having a panic attack is most likely contributing ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Please do not. : I recommend that you do not do this because it could be very dangerous and there is no sure what to make this happen. You could also be left with feta... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Try the website: Go to the Suboxone website and/or call one of the drug reps to see what providers are in your area. There is no reason to return to heroin other than ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Caffeine is a stimulant and can definitely make your anxiety worse. Try gradually decreasing your intake and see if this improves your anxiety. As alw... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Possible Sedation: It is possible that the Olanzapine is making you feel sedated and lethargic which would make it appear that your Concerta is no longer working. If it ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: A voluntary admission to a psychiatric hospital may be indicated if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or you are not able to function in your lif... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Distortion: Body image distortion is an unfortunately common part of having an eating disorder. It is important to remember that eating disorders are not about fo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes. : You should talk to your doctor immediately. If you feel as if you may hurt yourself please go to your nearest emergency room. Please keep yourself saf... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Complex: This is a difficult to answer in 400 characters. I would say that addiction is defined by the behavior that surrounds drug using behavior. This is dif... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: There are no interaction from this combination that I am aware of.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
No: Inflammation has been implicated as a contributor to depression. However it is on a cellular level and does not function in this way. Therefore heat w... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: From what I understand, controlled substances can not be prescribed on HealthTap. Many of the nose effective medications are controlled stimulants. Ho... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: In general this combination is fine. If you are also taking an antidepressant or any other medication that could increase serotonin you could possibly... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It is not. : Pseudoephedrine will not show up in a routine urine drug screen. That is not part of basic drug panels. Now if the Pseudoephedrine is mixed with metha... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It depends: If your psychiatrist has prescribed these dosages for you then my assumption would be there was a good reason for that. If you are tolerating the comb... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
You will not die : You will be fine. Of course you are not supposed to mix benzodiazepines with alcohol but based upon what you presented you have nothing to worry about... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Likely: If you noticed the vivid dreams after beginning the Lexapro (escitalopram) that is likely the cause. It is very common for people to get vivid dreams ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Disclose everything: In order for therapy to be effective you must allow your therapist to help you. If you are experiencing grief and still restricting your food intake t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Hard to say : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) taken in appropriate doses for a diagnosis of ADHD should not cause heart damage. In the case of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Side effects: It appears that your medication combination is decreasing the amount of Effexor (venlafaxine) in your blood stream making it look like you are experie... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Great Question: Everyone deserves to live their life to the fullest. I am not aware of your psychological limitations, however if you are not seeing someone for indiv... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Abortion Clinic: Depends upon where you are located but if there is an abortion clinic then you can go in and have a procedure which is very brief. They are not requir... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It should be fine: Zoloft (sertraline) and Remeron are two different types of antidepressants so there is no problem taking them at the same time. Remember, worrying abo... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Unsure : Hi Ellis, Actually I have never encountered a patient with a GI bleed from risperidone. There are a lot of medications that you can use for bipolar di... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Maybe: This will depend upon how frequently you are needing to take pain medication during the day and the cause of your pain. In general it is a good idea t... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
This should : Not be an issue. If you are taking the prescribed dose for ADHD without abusing it you should be able to stop the drug without experiencing any sympto... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Not conclusive : It would be rare that a deficit of vitamins and minerals would be the sole cause of your anxiety. You can have a basic lab panel done including thyroi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
You can't. : This is a difficult one. Despite how difficult it may be to tolerate someone being upset with you, each individual has a right to their feelings. It w... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Sedation: It is possible that your lack of motivation is a side effect of the olanzapine. It tends to be very sedating for many people and can make you feel lik... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
No: The urine drug screen will only be positive for amphetamines. It will not specifically say which amphetamine unless they specifically order that. Howe... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: Subutex does not show in routine urine drug screens. Someone would have to specifically request for Subutex to be tested for it to be detected.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: An individual diagnosed with bipolar disorder should be stabilized on a mood stabilizer before most other medications are started. For acute managemen... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Possibly: It is not uncommon for people to experience chest pain from using cocaine. If you regularly use, I would be concerned about your heart. If it was a on... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Don't do it. : Tranxene (clorazepate) lasts a long time. It is not recommended that you mix benzodiazepines and alcohol. Therefore, I would recommend not drinking wh... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
No. : Suboxone will still be in your system after 48 hours. However, they will need to test your urine specifically for Suboxone as it will not come up in a... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Likely no: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a controlled substance therefore it should not be sent internationally as it will likely be confiscated at customs. Sorr... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: All of the above answers you received are adequate. I would first recommend you be evaluated by a professional to determine what type of mood disorder... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Your bowels can definitely be affected from long term laxative use. I would recommend seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist for bowel retraining.... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
See your doctor: If Zyprexa (olanzapine) worked for you in the past it may be helpful for you to take it again. If you are concerned about weight gain then there are o... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Sedation up to death: Klonopin (clonazepam) overdose is serious and should be treated at the emergency room immediately. It can lead to respiratory depression and death.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Depends: Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a broad term which psychotherapy can fall into depending upon the diagnosis. It would be helpful to know who is recommen... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Tell them. : If you are prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I would recommend just disclosing to your employer that you take it and off... Read More
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Testimonials
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Feb 16, 2016
Dr. Hall is a newcomer to HealthTap who gives empathic, warm and helpful answers to patients, and she meets them effectively where they are. Dr. Hall also collaborates well with colleagues. We are luc...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My anxiety definitely made me think this was worse than it was, but I woke up feeling fine (and, most importantly, not dead). Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much for your help. I'm going to the doctor today.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Do you think he'll be annoyed i haven't mentioned it?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL

Awards

Clinical Instructor
American Psychiatric Association SAMHSA Fellow
Consumer Research Council of America: America's Top Psychiatrist 2010, 2011

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
British Columbia Medical Association
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