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Samuel I. Samuel MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Samuel I. Samuel MD is a top Psychiatrist in Charlotte; North Carolina. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Samuel I. Samuel MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Samuel I. Samuel MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Samuel I. Samuel MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Charlotte; North Carolina; Dr. Samuel I. Samuel MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Below is a summary of his Postgraduate Training and Board Certifications:

Schools Attended & Clinical Experience:
NorthEast London Hospitals, London; England; United Kingdom.
The St. Lukes & Roosevelt Hospitals, New York; New York.
(Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; New York).

National Board Certifications:
Board-Certified in General Adult Psychiatry
{ American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology}
Board-Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
{American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology}
Board-Certified in Addiction Medicine
{American Board of Preventive Medicine}

Previous Professional Appointments:
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist ( State of Georgia)
Consultant Psychiatrist -Geriatric Psychiatry; (Mayo Clinics)

Current Appointment:
Head of Clinical Services
St. Lazarus Behavioral Health PC, Charlotte; North Carolina.
Samuel I. Samuel MD
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What can I do to get over my depression at the loss of my pet?

Loss of a loved one (including pets) is a very common and underrated cause of depression. The trauma from loss of a pet has been known to result in; not only Depression, but READ MORE
Loss of a loved one (including pets) is a very common and underrated cause of depression.
The trauma from loss of a pet has been known to result in; not only Depression, but PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), in which the individual begins to avoid having pets or dealing with pets, and actually experiences anxiety attacks whenever they run into pets that remind them of their deceased pet.

You will of course, need to have a full Psychiatric evaluation asap; to see whether or not your symptoms warrant a diagnosis and treatment for Depression; which may include Psychotherapy and Medication Management, depending on the severity of your symptoms.


Am I depressed?

I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this. It is highly important and urgent; that you see a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist urgently please. Your READ MORE
I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this. It is highly important and urgent; that you see a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist urgently please. Your depression is severe, but is completely and absolutely treatable.

On the other hand; any delays in receiving treatment can result in much worse scenarios, including your inability to complete high school, and complete interference with your entire life; as a result of a very poor or mediocre academic and social functioning, or even suicide.

Please inform your parents immediately; who have the legal consent for your medical treatment, that you have been strongly advised by a Board Certified Child Psychiatrist to obtain treatment asap PLEASE!!

What are the warning signs to identify mental illness?

Well. There are so many kinds of mental illness, and they all have different signs. So it would be very difficult to go through all of them in one day. As such, how you feel ; READ MORE
Well. There are so many kinds of mental illness, and they all have different signs. So it would be very difficult to go through all of them in one day.

As such, how you feel ; determines whether you have any mental illness in the first place. So, the short answer is; being evaluated by a Mental Health Clinician, preferably a Board Certified Psychiatrist; and if you are below 18 years of age, a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; is the only way to categorize the signs that you are referring to.

That having been said, if you have any strange feeling about yourself or your environment around you, or feel sad and tearful most of the time, or have to drink alcohol or use cigarettes or drugs to be calm or to sleep, or feel paranoid or suspicious of the motive of others (without justification), or hear voices or see things, or have anger problems-to mention a few; then you definitely need to talk to an age appropriate Board Certified Psychiatrist, and he or she will tell you if you have any signs of mental illness or not.