ADHD Psychiatrists in La Jolla, CA

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Jack Perlov
Psychiatrist, MD
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Perlov has extensive experience in outpatient psychiatric settings where he cared for patients of all ages and most diagnoses including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD , Autism, as well as, physician and therapist “burnout”.
Jack Perlov, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience as a University professor, psychotherapist and treating all ages and most conditions. He attended medical school at The University of Manitoba and went on to complete his psychiatric residency at the McMaster University Medical Center and University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Perlov completed his Child and Adolescent fellowship at the University of Toronto, where he also served as a Chief Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children.
(858) 263-0903
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Romilynn Danko
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC
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Prior experience includes both inpatient and outpatient settings with an emphasis on treating ADHD , mood disorders (major depressive disorder, bipolar disorders), anxiety disorders, PTSD, and psychotic disorders (schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia).
Dr. Danko is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who received her DNP from the University of San Diego. Having worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the mental health field for over 19 years, she welcomes all ages as clients. Her approach to mental health care is based on a strong belief in mind-body wellness that integrates complementary treatments including talk therapy, lifestyle modification, and medication management as well as alternative options.
(858) 463-3790
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Hylermed.com
Psychiatrist
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In the COVID era, "in-person" psychiatry became a scarce commodity. Hylermed is a psychiatry practice for urgent accessibility and routine visits. Typical wait times for a local psychiatrist can be one to three months. However, my in-person crisis visits can be scheduled within days thanks to fluid availability. Treatment for ADHD , anxiety, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia and trauma are available. In addition, Hylermed offers autism and neuropsychological testing, as well as adolescent and adult psychotherapy. If you’re seeking a provider that is affordable, congenial, experienced and relatable, you came to the right place.
(858) 223-7659
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jennifer Kearney
Psychiatrist, MD
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Jennifer A. Kearney MD, is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Kearney’s practice specializes in the diagnosis and psychopharmacological treatment of mental and behavioral disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. She has practiced in a variety of outpatient settings since 1990. Dr. Kearney’s specific interests include the diagnosis and treatment of Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and ADHD in children, adolescents, and young adults
(858) 295-8406
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Upbeat Health
Psychiatrist
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It is a misconception that all ADHD treatment is the same. Diagnosing and treating ADHD should be a personalized process that focuses on your symptoms, needs and goals and this requires specialists to be with you on your treatment journey. Specialists that understand ADHD in and out, including its interaction and co-occurrence with other behavioral health conditions, and know that treatment options and paths vary widely. Our providers are ADHD specialists, trained in our differentiated approach in diagnosing and treating ADHD by Dr. Dave Auluck, our Chief Medical Officer, who has over a decade of clinical experience.
(858) 544-6899
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Marguerite Maguire
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a general adult psychiatrist, treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses with particular interests in depression, anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD . I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC.
(310) 935-0754
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Monica Federoff
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist practicing at the CalPsychiatry San Diego La Jolla office. I am passionate about treating patients holistically with a variety of psychiatric disorders including mood and anxiety disorders, women’s reproductive mental health, sleep disorders, OCD and ADHD . I value a personalized yet integrative approach to patient care and wellness, including both behavioral and pharmacologic based treatments. I obtained my MD from UC Irvine, PhD in Neurogenetics from University College London and completed my Psychiatry residency training at UC San Diego.
(858) 901-8386
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Tara Pundiak Toohey
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Toohey is board certified in adult psychiatry with extensive experience in emergency psychiatry and reproductive mental health with a boutique psychiatry practice in California. She completed residency at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in New York City and has 19 years' experience. She served as faculty at UCSD and University of Hawaii. In addition to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis and ADHD , her areas of expertise include reproductive psychiatry and management of psychiatric symptoms occurring from complex medical illness. She is a consultant in hospitals and emergency rooms throughout California and Oregon.
(619) 279-5992
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La Jolla, CA 92093
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Preeti Mathur
Psychiatrist, MD
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She treats her patients in a comprehensive manner, integrating various issues like family dynamics, life transition, abuse, relationship problems, physical health, cultural, sexuality, ADHD and substance abuse.
Preeti Mathur, M.D. is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. She completed her residency and was Chief Resident at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, NY. She has worked at San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital for 3 years and is currently also working at Palomar Pomerado Hospital.
(858) 252-1733
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Savanna Olsson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
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Due to my inpatient and outpatient experience, I am well-versed in a range of mental health disorders including mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD and psychotic disorders.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I completed my BSN and MSN at Azusa Pacific University. As a RN, I worked at a psychiatric hospital and at a jail based competency treatment program for patients that were incompetent to stand trial due to a mental illness.
(657) 300-4288
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD , sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and OCD.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(619) 292-0163
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La Jolla, CA 92038
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Ashok Parameswaran
Psychiatrist, MD
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In general, my practice focuses on the treatment of mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders including panic and phobic disorders, ADHD , OCD and PTSD.
Parameswaran is a licensed and board certified psychiatrist. Born outside of Philadelphia PA, he moved to San Diego for residency. He has worked at Achieve Medical Center for more than six years. In San Diego, he has worked in a variety of outpatient clinical care settings serving patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
(866) 657-6592
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Agnes Kwon Simone
Psychiatrist, DO
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Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD , and insomnia in the adolescent, young adult, and adult populations. I have experience working in a variety of settings including academic, community, private, and veterans affairs. I am passionate about my integrative and culturally competent approach to mental health care. While I provide medication management, I also highlight the importance of non-pharmacologic interventions including healthy lifestyle changes, mindfulness, and psychotherapy.
(310) 935-0754
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Nancy Wu
Psychiatrist, MD
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I specialize in childhood/adolescent developmental struggles, ADHD , and mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. My goal is to witness and support you as you embark on this heroic journey of self-discovery and growth. I understand that life can be hard and filled with unpredictable ups and downs. I use a holistic approach to help patients ease their suffering and live life with more joy, spontaneity, and well-being.
(310) 935-0754
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dina Lim
Psychiatrist, DO
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My practice is designed for individuals who have been struggling and frustrated by an inability to achieve their goals in life. Together, we will work on recovery, growth, and flourishing. I have advanced training in biological psychiatry and psychotherapy. My philosophy on psychopharmacology is a thoughtful and minimalistic approach. We will use medications to enhance your own mind and body’s own healing powers to reassert themselves.
(858) 293-8124
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kirsten Kuhn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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As a provider, Kirsten takes a holistic approach to mental health care and aims to use the least amount of medication possible. She sees great value in helping her clients access alternative treatments (development of executive functioning skills, focusing on nutrition and exercise, promoting talk therapy, acupuncture and energy healing, etc.) that are often overlooked by conventional psychiatric providers. 
(858) 251-7395
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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David Feifel
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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If traditional approaches alone ( psychotherapy, anti-depressant medications) have failed you, my team and I have cutting edge, evidenced-based alternatives that may help you break through the impasse and move forward. I was the fist provider to introduce FDA-cleared TMS and low dose Ketamine infusions to San Diego and I have more cumulative experience in utilizing these two innovative techniques than any other provider.
(858) 412-4130
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jill Gaskill
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PHMNP-B, MSN, RN
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(858) 956-7268
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jason H Bennett
Psychiatrist, MD
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My practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist is influenced by an appreciation of the unique biological, psychological and social aspects that contribute to emotional well being and/or suffering of an individual person. Biological treatments like medications can be part of a solution but must be used rationally and carefully and are rarely "cures." Insight into the psychology of the individual, especially unexpressed thoughts, feelings and behaviors can be invaluable, even if hard won in psychotherapy. Attending to one's social environment in concert with the above areas is the final part of effective treatment.
(619) 405-9672
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kelsey Stevens
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am both an adult and child trained psychiatrist, with specialized training in children and adolescents due to my passion for this age group. Our generation of youth has been faced with unimaginable stressors over the last decade and as a result has had some struggles in dealing with some of these challenges. My approach is to utilize my strong foundation in child development and then take the time to understand the unique nature of your child, appreciating their strengths and identifying the areas that have lead to their distress, in order to help them overcome this challenging time.
(858) 504-6898
La Jolla, CA 92037
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ADHD Psychiatrists

When should I seek treatment for ADHD?

You should seek treatment for ADHD if you consistently have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity that interferes with your daily life. Symptoms of ADHD include the inability to sustain attention during tasks, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, being easily distracted, frequent fidgeting or squirming, and talking or interrupting excessively. If these symptoms interfere with your career, academics, or relationships—for example, consistently failing to complete professional projects on time—you should seek an evaluation for ADHD.

How does treatment for ADHD work?

Effective treatment for ADHD often consists of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain; higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are known to improve attention and focus. Therapy works by helping people with ADHD understand the condition, discuss their areas of difficulty, and develop behavioral strategies to manage their symptoms. In some cases, modifying one’s diet and exercise can also help improve symptoms.

Are there specific medications for ADHD?

Medications to treat ADHD are generally stimulants, the most common are Adderall and Ritalin. There are two categories of stimulants: Amphetamines include Adderall, Dyanavel, Vyvanse, and Dexedrine, and methylphenidates include Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Focalin, Quillichew, Quillivant, and Metadate. Non-stimulants and antidepressants may be used as an alternative if stimulants aren’t effective or viable for a particular patient.

How long does treatment for ADHD take?

It’s tough to give an exact time frame because everyone varies. In terms of medications, stimulants begin to work very soon after you take them, generally within the hour. It may take time to identify the right medication and dosage, but the medication itself is fast-acting. In terms of therapy, it takes time to develop skills and put them into practice, but you will likely see improvements within a few weeks or months.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

La Jolla 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 La Jolla has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. 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 , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in La Jolla, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. La Jolla Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.