Clinical Interests of Paul R. Fox, M.D., Psychiatrist West Los Angeles

Clinical Conditions Treated and Interests


I have been practicing psychiatry since 1967. My training was largely psychodynamic as medications were in those days limited. But
over time new medications as well as other forms of treatment such as cognitive behavioral and other treatments have become part of
the psychiatric treatment spectrum. I utilize all these treatments in an eclectic mix as needed.

Anxiety Disorders - All forms of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Phobias and
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are treated in my office. Cognitive Behavioral and Exposure Therapies are particularly suited to the
anxiety disorders.

Depression - Depression is treated with a mixture of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral treatments as well as numerous choices of the modern medications available today. Though no psychiatrist can guarantee treatment results efforts are made to maximize response through multiple forms of treatment and augmentation therapies when indicated.

Eating Disorders - I was, perhaps, the first psychiatrist in the Los Angeles area to treat Anorexia and other eating disorders and have
a long multidisciplinary interest in this field. My goal with Eating Disorder patients is not only return to normal eating patterns
but to a healthy and normal life.

Attention Deficit Disorder - Today ADD or ADHD is best treated with a combination of any one of four classes of medications along
with psychotherapy when indicated. Psychotherapy is often indicated when self concept is damaged by negative experiences,
especially in young teens.

Family Therapy and Marital Problems - I trained in Family and Child Psychiatry with a particular emphasis on understanding and
treating people as they live, in family groups. Even when treating individual patients the impact on others and by others is
considered. Treating children and teens often requires and is enhanced with family involvement.

Child Psychiatry - I trained in Family and Child Psychiatry with a particular emphasis on understanding and treating people as they
live, in family groups. At this time I treat children ages 11 and older and teens with or without Family Therapy as clinical
evaluation indicates.

Psychotic Conditions - Modern medications are much easier for patients to take with less side effects than the medications of the past.
Even with this a genuine relationship with the patient and sometimes the family is necessary for best results.