Psychiatrist, MD
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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."
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(310) 943-9223
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
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. "
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(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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. "
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."
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(310) 596-4301
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Santa Monica, California 90404
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
Sleep or Insomnia
(310) 340-6273
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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 "
Sleep or Insomnia
(310) 507-1178
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
Sleep or Insomnia
(424) 259-2673
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
Sleep or Insomnia
(323) 922-4109
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
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."
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(323) 673-3759
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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. "
Sleep or Insomnia
(310) 933-5057
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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)."
Sleep or Insomnia
(310) 596-4145
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
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(424) 888-5610
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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. "
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(424) 201-2668
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
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(213) 996-0439
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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. "
Sleep or Insomnia
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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. "
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(213) 444-4271
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Sleep or Insomnia
"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. "
James Luzano, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"Dealing with mental illness or struggling with an addiction can be challenging for many of us. Having both can almost seem insurmountable. It can also be hard to ask for help, but if you are here you are taking an important step. I can work with you in dealing with these challenges. I am board-certified in both general and addiction psychiatry and provide treatment specifically tailored for each person. Through diagnostic assessment and clarification, medication management, psychotherapy, and other modalities, I can help build a treatment plan that works for you."
Sleep or Insomnia
(310) 307-3063
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Sleep or Insomnia
"Dealing with mental illness or struggling with an addiction can be challenging for many of us. Having both can almost seem insurmountable. It can also be hard to ask for help, but if you are here you are taking an important step. I can work with you in dealing with these challenges. I am board-certified in both general and addiction psychiatry and provide treatment specifically tailored for each person. Through diagnostic assessment and clarification, medication management, psychotherapy, and other modalities, I can help build a treatment plan that works for you."
Margaret Haglund, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Dr. Haglund trained at Columbia and UCLA and is double Board Certified in Adult and Addiction psychiatry. She completed additional post-graduate training in the UCLA Mood Disorders Fellowship, gaining expertise in depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant conditions. She has expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy, having been selected as a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Previously she has worked at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as Assistant Professor and as Medical Director of a Collaborative Care Initiative designed to address the needs of primary care and obgyn patients. "
Sleep or Insomnia
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"Dr. Haglund trained at Columbia and UCLA and is double Board Certified in Adult and Addiction psychiatry. She completed additional post-graduate training in the UCLA Mood Disorders Fellowship, gaining expertise in depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant conditions. She has expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy, having been selected as a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Previously she has worked at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as Assistant Professor and as Medical Director of a Collaborative Care Initiative designed to address the needs of primary care and obgyn patients. "
Candyce DeLoatch, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Let's work together to help you reach your goals. Whether you or your child desire to emerge from the depths of persistent sadness, stabilize your highs and lows, diminish the impact of voices, visions and paranoid thinking, or reduce chronic worry and fear, we'll devise a plan to improve your state of mind. If you or your child have trouble paying attention in school, struggle with social interactions or making friends, display behavioral problems including tantrums and physical aggression or suffer low mood or chronic worry, request an evaluation to begin the treatment process. "
Sleep or Insomnia
(424) 322-1087
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Sleep or Insomnia
"Let's work together to help you reach your goals. Whether you or your child desire to emerge from the depths of persistent sadness, stabilize your highs and lows, diminish the impact of voices, visions and paranoid thinking, or reduce chronic worry and fear, we'll devise a plan to improve your state of mind. If you or your child have trouble paying attention in school, struggle with social interactions or making friends, display behavioral problems including tantrums and physical aggression or suffer low mood or chronic worry, request an evaluation to begin the treatment process. "
Matthew Goldenberg, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, D.O. , FAPA, FASAM
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg is a trusted aviation and HIMS trained psychiatrist and has extensive clinical and academic experience evaluating and treating healthcare providers. "
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(424) 369-0822
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Sleep or Insomnia
"Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg is a trusted aviation and HIMS trained psychiatrist and has extensive clinical and academic experience evaluating and treating healthcare providers. "
Marguerite Maguire, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a general, adult Psychiatrist practicing in Hermosa Beach, Marina del Rey and Santa Monica. 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."
Sleep or Insomnia
(424) 383-5047
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I am a general, adult Psychiatrist practicing in Hermosa Beach, Marina del Rey and Santa Monica. 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."

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What is a Sleep Disorder or Insomnia?

Almost everyone goes through bouts of sleeplessness in Santa Monica from time to time. Chronic insomnia, however, is marked by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking up too early. If it takes you thirty minutes or more to fall asleep, or you're awake for thirty minutes or more during the night at least three times a week-for a month or more-you're likely suffering from insomnia.

Insomnia has major effects on mood as well as alertness. It is also a classic symptom of depression.

The most effective treatments for chronic insomnia are behavioral techniques that eliminate sleep anxiety and allow the body's own sleep cycle to kick in. It may require as little as doing nothing. But Sleep specialists in Santa Monica or psychiatrists who specialize in sleep in Santa Monica, or simply a Santa Monica sleep psychiatrist, can help. Likewise, insomnia specialists in Santa Monica or psychiatrists who specialize in insomnia in Santa Monica, or simply a Santa Monica insomnia psychiatrist, can help.

Sleep disorders may include sleep apnea, narcolepsy or simply chronic snoring.

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.