Los Angeles Depression Specialist

Struggling with depression can be crippling. Dr. Samuel Lee is a Los Angeles based depression specialist who utilizes natural healing techniques to help his patients overcome their depression and live vibrant lives.

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Dr. Lee has explored various depression healing modalities from around the world. As a naturopathic psychiatrist he seeks to not only treat mental illness but to promote physical, mental, and energetic wellness. To do this, Dr. Lee emphasizes using medications for psychiatric stabilization with a common long term goal of tapering off of medications while optimizing the following natural healing approaches. These therapeutic approaches can include but are not limited to therapy, breathwork exercise, Harmonyum healing, and plant based medicine.

Being unhappy isn’t the same as being depressed. Depression is a term often used loosely to describe how we feel after a bad week at work or when we’re going through a breakup. However, major depressive disorder — a type of depression — is much more complex than that. Depression can be differentiated from the normal sadness we all experience in our lives by a set of distinct symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Hopeless outlook
  • Loss of interest
  • Increased fatigue and sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability in men
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Uncontrollable emotions
  • Suicidal thoughts

Major depressive disorder is a mental health condition that is caused by changes in the chemistry of the brain that affects the transmission of neurotransmitters used that are responsible for emotional responses. There are a variety of causes that can influence a person’s propensity of developing depression, these include difficult life circumstances, genetics, changes in hormone levels, medical conditions, and grief. With effective care patients are able to overcome major depressive disorders and increase their overall wellbeing.

Are you seeking a psychiatrist who is passionate about what he does and who takes an integrative and spiritual approach to mental health? Are you seeking a psychiatrist who is comfortable with alternative, holistic, and complementary treatments while having a judicious and conservative approach to psychiatric medications?

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Board Certified Psychiatry and Neurology

B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College

MD Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Residency in Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Inpatient Adult Psychiatrist, Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital

Primary Attending Geriatric Psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital

General Adult Outpatient Psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente

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