Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN)
Psychiatrist | Psychiatry23501 Park Sorrento Suite 101 Calabasas CA, 91302
Renowned for his love for children, Dr. Lance Steinberg works at his private practice and as a clinical professor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. As a passionate psychiatrist, Dr. Steinberg sees children and adolescents, dealing with issues relating to ADHD, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, and anxiety syndrome. Still more, Dr. Steinberg specializes in tics, Asperger’s, autism, and other co-existing issues in children. Dr. Steinberg works with the Neuropsychiatric Institute (a unit within UCLA Medical Center) as an Assistant Clinical Professor. He teaches advanced psychopharmacology, hypnosis to children, as well as adult psychiatrists. This assistant professor also teaches in areas of adolescents and cognitive behavioral therapy.
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University of Southern California Bachelor Degree 0
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 1982
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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Spotlight Video | What is ADHD? | Lance Steinberg, MD
Lance Steinberg, MD is an Established Child & Adult Psychopharmacology Specialist And Psychiatrist at His Private Practice in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia, CA.Dr. Lance Steinberg is a well-versed psychiatrist who treats patients at his private practice in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia, CA....
Do I need to gradually stop taking medication?
So very glad you asked! Very, very important that you do everything in a gradual manner. It’ll help you be far more comfortable as the medication is being lowered. Would certainly ask your doctor about how slow to go. Also, if some of the initial issues seem to arise once again, one can take care of it immediately. Wishing you all the best! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Anxiety over covid?
I am not sure what you mean by ZAPAIN. Propranolol and citalopram do not go well together because of cardiac side effects. You truly need to see a psychopharmacologist. You would greatly benefit from some therapy because of your continued pain. Wishing you only the best! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
What are some solutions for drug addiction?
That’s an excellent question! There are a multitude of ways you can help your friend with drug addiction. The most important thing is for you to be supportive. Everybody responds differently to 12 step programs, medication management, therapy, etc. Would probably be best if you just helped your friend by taking her/him to a consultation with an addiction medicine doctor or an addiction psychiatrist. This could introduce him or her to what might be most aligned with your friends wishes, in addition to the most effective approach based on the specific situation. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Which antidepressants help with sleep?
The most well-known medications that aid with sleep include Remeron, trazodone, and Silenor. (Would first suggest the use of cognitive behavioral therapy that is specifically aimed at insomnia). These medications are helpful and non-addicting, but I always suggest getting an EKG prior to usage, and medically verifying that everything goes well with the medication that you are taking, including the vitamins and supplements, as well as your overall physiology. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Should antidepressants cause weight gain?
Very brilliant question! Weight gain is associated with the use of some anti-depressants, but not with others. Would strongly recommend discussing your concerns with a psychiatrist. There are certain medication‘s that are especially known for weight loss and weight neutrality; however, sometimes if people are feeling better on a medicine that may have caused weight gain, there are approaches to decrease the weight that has been gained. Best to speak to your psychiatrist. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
What can I use instead of antidepressants for depression?
Would always start with a very balanced lifestyle including your nutrition, exercise, sleep, friends and family, and fun! Many people would add spirituality, mindfulness, and lots of positive perspective on the world. Importantly, there are many, many forms of therapy and coaching that are highly, highly effective. Please consider those things. From a supplement perspective, if done very, very carefully under the auspices of a physician, one could always consider things like Saint johns wort; however, we don’t necessarily know what is in the product because it’s not FDA assessed, analyzed, or approved. If you feel things don’t clear up quickly enough, never ever, ever hesitate to talk directly to a professional, like a psychiatrist, to help you understand the depth of your sadness and the need for certain kinds of intervention. I always suggest asking an expert to help out no matter what. If there’s suicidal intention, definitely call the suicide hotline. Wishing you all the best! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Is it possible to get this fixed?
Lots and lots and lots of hope! Let me first comment that trazodone and Wellbutrin, and trazodone and hydroxyzine, can be worrisome with regards to your EKG so that should be looked at and potentially changed. It is great that you’re concerned about your skin. The specialists in this type of situation should be consulted: either a dermatologist or potentially a plastic surgeon. Equally important, is your motivation to change this approach to regulating mood issues. Would really encourage you to talk to a therapist or psychiatrist that can help with this. Lots and lots of help, and with anything else in which there’s a habit, there needs to be patients and an appreciation that this is a process. Wish you all the best! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
What happens if you mix Wellbutrin with alcohol?
EXTREME risk of seizures that can be life threatening——-don’t do it!!!!!! Please talk to your MD about suitability of this medication for you. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Is it normal to pass out during a panic attack?
It certainly can happen with hyperventilation; however, it would be very important to get a medical examination to rule out any other possible causes of passing out. No matter what, there’s lots of help and treatment for you! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Can a forensic psychologist help an at risk youth?
Every specialist has some thing different and important to wear to take care of any given individual. Before engaging this person, decide what your priority might be in the help for the person and discuss this with the specialist. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
When should you see a doctor for anxiety?
Great question! Anxiety is an experience that may represent both medical issues as well as other situations in one’s body. Would always suggest looking at nutrition, medication, exercise, sleep, and other aspect of one’s life to determine if they may be factors. If it is hard to determine which factors are critical, or hard to treat the specific issues, would discuss with a physician without hesitation. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Is coffee good for depression?
There is some research pointing to moderate amounts of coffee being helpful for depression! Cheers! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
What happens in the brain during depression?
Very, very brilliant question! We currently assume that there are changes in the neurotransmitters within certain parts of the brain. So when we either help the brain out by talking therapy or by giving medication‘s to specifically help the depression, then the neurotransmitters and the portions of the brain responsible for those Nero transmitters, come back into a healthy balance. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
What helps insomnia anxiety?
Ideally, there are many many non-medication approaches that can help. Cognitive behavioral therapy is particularly effective in lowering anxiety, including regarding sleep. Would greatly encourage a non-medication first. There are many relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis techniques, that are very very effective. Please consult a local therapist or even try certain websites on the Internet that use cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
How do I stop overthinking about my meds?
A very, very successful approach seems to be making it totally mechanical, like brushing your teeth, coming your hair, etc. Alternatively, distracting yourself with something else to focus on, like music, can help. Hope this works! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Can depression make you have insomnia?
An excellent observation. Another way to look at insomnia and depression is that insomnia is frequently associated with depression. In fact, it is considered one of the major hallmarks of depression, and frequently, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as medication is frequently aimed at insomnia associated with depression. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
I dislike myself for always binge eating?
Your awareness of a behavior that you do not like can greatly help in the incredible power of therapy. It sounds as if there may be some motivation to make a change in the specific behavior. Great, great, great opportunity to have therapy help!!!! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Thank you so much for the question. I am not familiar with the use of the term brain hyperactivity. I am wondering if you were given any other terms besides this specific one. I would not want to address your issues without more specific information. Would suggest consulting with a neurologist. All my best, Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Can CBD Oil cause panic attacks?
Keep in mind that no one really knows all the components of substances that are not examined by the FDA. So, it is possible that CBD oil might have THC from sativa plants, and could subsequently bring out panic. Also, there may be other adulterants or substances as well. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Can bipolar disorder continue into the elderly years?
Yes, it can. Most importantly, people need to be followed for any chronic illness by an expert to customize intervention and treatment. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute -
- Exceptional Teaching Award Year
- Highest Rated Course Award Year
- American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association
- Southern California Psychiatry Society, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the Tourette’s Syndrome Association, the American Society of Psychopharmacology, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association
- Stanford University Hospital and Clinics medical-psychiatric interface
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center psychiatry
- Stanford University Hospital and Clinics0medical-psychiatric interface
Professional Society Memberships
- American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association Southern California Psychiatry Society, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the Tourettes Syndrome Association, the American Society of Psychopharmacology, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association
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Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Lance Steinberg, who serves patients throughout the State of California.
Recognized as a passionate psychiatrist, Dr. Steinberg works with children, adolescents, and adults at his private practice, with offices in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia, California. His specialties include ADHD and coexisting issues, as well as OCD, tics, Tourette syndrome, mood and anxiety disorders, Asperger’s, and autism.
His hospital affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, teaching advanced psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and hypnosis to child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists.
Regarding his educational background, Dr. Steinberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Psychology from the University of Southern California, finishing magna cum laude. He graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and was designated a Rock Sleyster Scholar by the A.M.A. as one of the top ten medical students in psychiatry for the United States. He completed a full residency in pediatrics at UCLA and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, then a fellowship in adolescent medicine with an emphasis on medical-psychiatric interface at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. Thereafter, he trained in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he has taught advanced child psychopharmacology, CBT, and self-hypnosis for over twenty years.
Having taught psychopharmacology internationally using humor and emphasizing clinical relevance, the doctor is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the professions of psychiatry and neurology.
Professionally, Dr. Steinberg is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatry Society, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the Tourette’s Syndrome Association, the American Society of Psychopharmacology, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Steinberg has received two Golden Apple Awards for “Outstanding Teaching”, and has received the “Exceptional Teaching Award in Child Psychopharmacology for 2018” from the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program of UCLA / San Fernando Veterans Administration. Furthermore, his seminar “Child Psychopharmacology” was awarded “Highest Rated Course” from 2000 through 2010.
Among his other accolades include: Top Doctor Award for 2021 and 2020, Patients’ Choice Award for 2018, and Compassionate Doctor Recognition for 2018.
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