Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Hello, my name is David Taylor MD, and I am a board certified psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor at UCLA. As a physician, I am able to offer both therapy and medications to my patients. Although some people choose to have a separate therapist and psychiatrist, I believe that symptom improvement is enhanced when both treatments are provided by one professional."
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 943-9223
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"Hello, my name is David Taylor MD, and I am a board certified psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor at UCLA. As a physician, I am able to offer both therapy and medications to my patients. Although some people choose to have a separate therapist and psychiatrist, I believe that symptom improvement is enhanced when both treatments are provided by one professional."
Bernadette Grosjean, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"I have practiced psychiatry for over 27 years including 11 years as a professor of psychiatry at Harbor UCLA and 15 years in a NGO based in the Asian community. Working with individuals with wide-ranging diagnoses and very different life journeys, I learned the value of flexibility and use different modes of psychotherapy based on my assessment of the patient's needs. I have a strong psychopharmacology background and prescribe medication when appropriate. I believe in a candid, respectful and collaborative relationship with the patient as well as with his or her family if appropriate, and referring healthcare professional always."
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 896-4039
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Bipolar Disorder
"I have practiced psychiatry for over 27 years including 11 years as a professor of psychiatry at Harbor UCLA and 15 years in a NGO based in the Asian community. Working with individuals with wide-ranging diagnoses and very different life journeys, I learned the value of flexibility and use different modes of psychotherapy based on my assessment of the patient's needs. I have a strong psychopharmacology background and prescribe medication when appropriate. I believe in a candid, respectful and collaborative relationship with the patient as well as with his or her family if appropriate, and referring healthcare professional always."
Alan Hanft, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
Bipolar Disorder
(424) 238-3859
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Bipolar Disorder
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
Arizona Professionals Health Program, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FASAM, MRO
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake. "
Bipolar Disorder
(520) 462-6251
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake. "
Marguerite Maguire, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a general, adult Psychiatrist practicing in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Hermosa Beach. I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester. I completed Psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC. I treat a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses but have particular interests in depression, anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD. I treat patients in Spanish and English. "
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"I am a general, adult Psychiatrist practicing in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Hermosa Beach. I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester. I completed Psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC. I treat a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses but have particular interests in depression, anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD. I treat patients in Spanish and English. "
Dan Begel, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Dr. Begel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry. At Yale he studied the conceptual foundations of psychiatry and the core principles of diverse treatment methods. Today he treats people for a wide variety of issues, from the seemingly mild to the severe. He is up to date on psychiatric research and treatment, and utilizes the full range of methods in his work, including genetic analysis, psychotherapy, and medication management. "
Bipolar Disorder
(424) 610-8627
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Bipolar Disorder
"Dr. Begel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry. At Yale he studied the conceptual foundations of psychiatry and the core principles of diverse treatment methods. Today he treats people for a wide variety of issues, from the seemingly mild to the severe. He is up to date on psychiatric research and treatment, and utilizes the full range of methods in his work, including genetic analysis, psychotherapy, and medication management. "
Eva Altobelli, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I find that life is a challenge for most of us. Particularly trying to achieve a happy peaceful life. The allure of self medication to deal with life's stressors is often a temptation. Just being human and living within our society creates obstacles to stress free living. We are complicated creatures and it has taken us many years of experiences and usually some trauma to become who we are now. I appreciate that engaging in a therapeutic relationship can be a delicate and difficult process and do my best to honor that."
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 596-4301
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Santa Monica, California 90404
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Bipolar Disorder
"I find that life is a challenge for most of us. Particularly trying to achieve a happy peaceful life. The allure of self medication to deal with life's stressors is often a temptation. Just being human and living within our society creates obstacles to stress free living. We are complicated creatures and it has taken us many years of experiences and usually some trauma to become who we are now. I appreciate that engaging in a therapeutic relationship can be a delicate and difficult process and do my best to honor that."
Dmitriy Shmaryan @ The Moment, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"An individual seeking help with restoration of their body's innate ability to heal itself accomplished through the identification and resolution of barriers to optimal mental health."
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 340-6273
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"An individual seeking help with restoration of their body's innate ability to heal itself accomplished through the identification and resolution of barriers to optimal mental health."
Lana Benedek, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"My practice is different from other mental health treatment in 4 main ways: 1. Holistic- all aspect of your life; mind, body, spirit & community are assessed 2. Address Root Causes - through a detailed history and selective testing 3. Integrative - I use the most helpful of eastern and western approaches to treatment 4. Focus on increasing resiliency and decreasing treatment "
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 507-1178
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"My practice is different from other mental health treatment in 4 main ways: 1. Holistic- all aspect of your life; mind, body, spirit & community are assessed 2. Address Root Causes - through a detailed history and selective testing 3. Integrative - I use the most helpful of eastern and western approaches to treatment 4. Focus on increasing resiliency and decreasing treatment "
Arsalan Malik, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I focus on my patient as an equal and active partner in treatment. I conceptualize psychiatric treatment as a collaboration involving a process of two people thinking and changing what either alone cannot think or change. Overall, I have found medications can be, but are not always a first line choice for the individual. Psychotherapy has been relegated to the backburner as drugs occupy an increasingly pivotal role in patient care. I endeavor to find a middle road of plain old therapy, in addition to medications to help my patients find meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships."
Bipolar Disorder
(424) 259-2673
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"I focus on my patient as an equal and active partner in treatment. I conceptualize psychiatric treatment as a collaboration involving a process of two people thinking and changing what either alone cannot think or change. Overall, I have found medications can be, but are not always a first line choice for the individual. Psychotherapy has been relegated to the backburner as drugs occupy an increasingly pivotal role in patient care. I endeavor to find a middle road of plain old therapy, in addition to medications to help my patients find meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships."
Latitude Mental Health, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"We are a team of mental health experts dedicated to improving mental health care through wellness. At Latitude Mental Health, we believe that high quality mental health care is more than treating illness - it is a journey to achieving wellness. We aim to guide our clients towards peak emotional and cognitive performance through programs that optimize mental health functioning by integrating medicine, therapy and coaching. Our approach is to help clients form more effective strategies for managing stress so they can feel better, take control of their circumstances and recognize that the power to improve is in their hands."
Bipolar Disorder
(323) 922-4109
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Bipolar Disorder
"We are a team of mental health experts dedicated to improving mental health care through wellness. At Latitude Mental Health, we believe that high quality mental health care is more than treating illness - it is a journey to achieving wellness. We aim to guide our clients towards peak emotional and cognitive performance through programs that optimize mental health functioning by integrating medicine, therapy and coaching. Our approach is to help clients form more effective strategies for managing stress so they can feel better, take control of their circumstances and recognize that the power to improve is in their hands."
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a therapist, a board-certified psychiatrist, and a researcher who is interested in helping people with the entire spectrum of mental health concerns. I have a special interest in psychotherapy, and can help people recover from mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and issues related to work or relationships. My therapeutic style is eclectic – I combine techniques rooted in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mentalization-based, and supportive therapies. When necessary, I also can help in selecting appropriate medications."
Bipolar Disorder
(213) 908-1971
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"I am a therapist, a board-certified psychiatrist, and a researcher who is interested in helping people with the entire spectrum of mental health concerns. I have a special interest in psychotherapy, and can help people recover from mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and issues related to work or relationships. My therapeutic style is eclectic – I combine techniques rooted in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mentalization-based, and supportive therapies. When necessary, I also can help in selecting appropriate medications."
Kyle P. Smith, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Our relationship begins with careful listening to your story. By learning your unique values, strengths, and challenges, my goal is to create a working partnership in which you feel understood and respected. Personalized treatment takes a holistic approach and may include medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral strategies."
Bipolar Disorder
(323) 673-3759
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"Our relationship begins with careful listening to your story. By learning your unique values, strengths, and challenges, my goal is to create a working partnership in which you feel understood and respected. Personalized treatment takes a holistic approach and may include medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral strategies."
Carolina Covarrubias, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am a UCLA Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in providing a holistic approach to mental health. I believe that some people do benefit greatly from medications and others may need different treatments to recover. I pride myself in not over-prescribing and I enjoy educating patients and letting them play a part in developing a well rounded treatment plan. The patients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I always have their best interest in mind. "
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 933-5057
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Bipolar Disorder
"I am a UCLA Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in providing a holistic approach to mental health. I believe that some people do benefit greatly from medications and others may need different treatments to recover. I pride myself in not over-prescribing and I enjoy educating patients and letting them play a part in developing a well rounded treatment plan. The patients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I always have their best interest in mind. "
Mark McDonald, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"For medical-legal inquiries (QME, IME, deposition, and consultation), please visit my website. I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry but see patients of all ages for both medication management and therapy. I completed residency training at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA. I hold board certifications in both adult and child psychiatry. In addition to family systems therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I offer psychoanalytically-oriented individual therapy and am currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC)."
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 596-4145
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Bipolar Disorder
"For medical-legal inquiries (QME, IME, deposition, and consultation), please visit my website. I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry but see patients of all ages for both medication management and therapy. I completed residency training at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA. I hold board certifications in both adult and child psychiatry. In addition to family systems therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I offer psychoanalytically-oriented individual therapy and am currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC)."
The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Bipolar Disorder
(424) 888-5610
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Bipolar Disorder
"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Amir Ahuja, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"My practice is focused on mental wellness in all forms. It is important to not only treat mental illness, but to promote healthy coping skills and relational patterns. My ideal client is someone who wants to work on their mental state both in the office and in between appointments so that we can achieve the best results. "
Bipolar Disorder
(424) 201-2668
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Bipolar Disorder
"My practice is focused on mental wellness in all forms. It is important to not only treat mental illness, but to promote healthy coping skills and relational patterns. My ideal client is someone who wants to work on their mental state both in the office and in between appointments so that we can achieve the best results. "
Mira Gracer, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"Mira has her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.D. from Albany Medical College. She completed psychiatry residency at USC. She treats a variety of psychiatric illnesses, with special expertise in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety."
Bipolar Disorder
(213) 996-0439
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"Mira has her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.D. from Albany Medical College. She completed psychiatry residency at USC. She treats a variety of psychiatric illnesses, with special expertise in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety."
Josephine McNary, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and Hermosa Beach. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services. "
Bipolar Disorder
(310) 935-0754
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Bipolar Disorder
"I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and Hermosa Beach. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services. "
Meghan Jain, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"At Ocean Bay Psychiatry, we believe that each person is unique and strive to know our patients from a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual perspective. We aim to have a whole-person approach that addresses each part of our patients’ lives. We believe in the importance of involving families, schools, and other health care practitioners in a comprehensive treatment plan. We also evaluate for nutrition, exercise, and community involvement with every patient as part of our standard of care. "
Bipolar Disorder
(213) 444-4271
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Bipolar Disorder
"At Ocean Bay Psychiatry, we believe that each person is unique and strive to know our patients from a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual perspective. We aim to have a whole-person approach that addresses each part of our patients’ lives. We believe in the importance of involving families, schools, and other health care practitioners in a comprehensive treatment plan. We also evaluate for nutrition, exercise, and community involvement with every patient as part of our standard of care. "

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Psychiatrists
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a chronically recurring condition involving moods that swing between the highs of mania and the lows of depression. Depression is by far the most pervasive feature of the illness, and the manic phase is usually a mix of irritability, anger, and depression, with or without euphoria. The elation may manifest as unusual energy and overconfidence, playing out in bouts of overspending or promiscuity.

While the depression of bipolar disorder can resist treatment, mood swings and recurrences can often be delayed or prevented with a mood stabilizer, alone or combined with other drugs. Therapy is an important adjunct to drugs, especially for dealing with the work and relationship problems that can accompany the disorder.

If you're looking for help with bipolar in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica bipolar psychiatrist these professionals provide bipolar therapy (and bipolar therapies), bipolar treatment and bipolar help in Santa Monica. They include bipolar psychiatrists, bipolar psychologists, bipolar psychotherapists and bipolar counselors in Santa Monica. They can help teen suffering from bipolar disorder. They provide Santa Monica bipolar counseling, bipolar support, referrals to bipolar support groups in Santa Monica and Santa Monica bipolar groups. If you're depressed in Santa Monica, get help from one of these bipolar specialists.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Santa Monica is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Santa Monica Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Santa Monica has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Santa Monica child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Santa Monica). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Santa Monica, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a few years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose some mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Santa Monica Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have some basic training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.