Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
Video Game Addiction
(310) 773-3511
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Video Game Addiction
"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
Amir E Ettekal, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"*Offices in Hermosa Beach & Santa Monica.* I am a psychiatrist specialized in understanding both the biological and psychological factors of human emotions. I take the time to understand what my patients need and through a collaborative approach, we create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs. Through my work in clinical trials, I stay on the forefront of medication innovation and safety, giving me first-hand experience in the most effective, and safe treatments. Through my training in psychotherapy I continue to address the emotional and psychological aspects of that person."
Video Game Addiction
(310) 341-2905
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
Video Game Addiction
"*Offices in Hermosa Beach & Santa Monica.* I am a psychiatrist specialized in understanding both the biological and psychological factors of human emotions. I take the time to understand what my patients need and through a collaborative approach, we create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs. Through my work in clinical trials, I stay on the forefront of medication innovation and safety, giving me first-hand experience in the most effective, and safe treatments. Through my training in psychotherapy I continue to address the emotional and psychological aspects of that person."
James Luzano, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
Video Game Addiction
(310) 307-3063
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Video Game Addiction
"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."
Jacob Moussai, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD or low self-esteem? Are you stuck in an unwanted repetitive pattern or struggling to find a healthy relationship? I will work with you to shift gears and overcome the obstacles which are holding you back. I use the appropriate treatment for your needs, i.e. psychotherapy and/or medications. I am a board-certified psychiatrist who completed my training at Yale School of Medicine. I provide a comprehensive evaluation using an integrated approach to care, and build on your strengths."
Video Game Addiction
(310) 775-1866
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Video Game Addiction
"Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD or low self-esteem? Are you stuck in an unwanted repetitive pattern or struggling to find a healthy relationship? I will work with you to shift gears and overcome the obstacles which are holding you back. I use the appropriate treatment for your needs, i.e. psychotherapy and/or medications. I am a board-certified psychiatrist who completed my training at Yale School of Medicine. I provide a comprehensive evaluation using an integrated approach to care, and build on your strengths."
Matthew Goldenberg, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, D.O. , FAPA, FASAM
Verified by Psychology Today
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. "
Video Game Addiction
(424) 369-0822
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Video Game Addiction
"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. "
Daniel Son, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Thank you for viewing my page. I am a Psychiatrist practicing in West Los Angeles. I offer medication management and psychotherapy services in my practice. I specialize in Adolescent Addictions and have completed fellowship training in both Child & Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatry. My practice is able to treat a wide range of mental health issues including: Adolescent Addictions, ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Oppositional/Conduct Disorders, and Personality Disorders. I enjoy collaborating with other therapists and primary care providers to ensure the best quality of care for our patients. Dr. Son offers flexible scheduling and immediate availability."
Video Game Addiction
(310) 872-1783
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Video Game Addiction
"Thank you for viewing my page. I am a Psychiatrist practicing in West Los Angeles. I offer medication management and psychotherapy services in my practice. I specialize in Adolescent Addictions and have completed fellowship training in both Child & Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatry. My practice is able to treat a wide range of mental health issues including: Adolescent Addictions, ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Oppositional/Conduct Disorders, and Personality Disorders. I enjoy collaborating with other therapists and primary care providers to ensure the best quality of care for our patients. Dr. Son offers flexible scheduling and immediate availability."
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Maria T Lymberis, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"There are many reasons one seeks help. The fit between the person and the clinician is the first step in the process of working on one's problems. Trust yourself to seek for those factors in the therapist that are important to you. Keep in mind that the art of medicine can not be taught but that the knowledge base and experience of the therapist has to be a required fundamental factor in your decision. The helping profession is composed by good dedicated people. What I want you to know about me is this: I practice what I do."
(310) 773-5298
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"There are many reasons one seeks help. The fit between the person and the clinician is the first step in the process of working on one's problems. Trust yourself to seek for those factors in the therapist that are important to you. Keep in mind that the art of medicine can not be taught but that the knowledge base and experience of the therapist has to be a required fundamental factor in your decision. The helping profession is composed by good dedicated people. What I want you to know about me is this: I practice what I do."
Robert Moradi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"As a Psychoanalyst and a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am interested in treating adults who are searching for the meaning of their life through reflection on their suffering. I treat patients primarily through talk therapy and dream analysis. When indicated, I prescribe medications as adjunct to psychotherapy. In the treatment of children, as a Child Analyst and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist I prescribe medications sparingly. My work with young children is family focused. In the treatment of adolescents I work both individually and with the family."
(424) 645-5192
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"As a Psychoanalyst and a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am interested in treating adults who are searching for the meaning of their life through reflection on their suffering. I treat patients primarily through talk therapy and dream analysis. When indicated, I prescribe medications as adjunct to psychotherapy. In the treatment of children, as a Child Analyst and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist I prescribe medications sparingly. My work with young children is family focused. In the treatment of adolescents I work both individually and with the family."
Eric Wexler, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a board certified psychiatrist and scientist with over 10 years experience in the practice of evidence-based medicine. While I specialize in treating patients experiencing disturbed moods and poor impulse control (e.g. Bipolar disorder and ADHD), I treat nearly the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions. With expertise in psychiatry and neurobiology I provide patients with an individualized approach that combines the most effective tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy and state-of-the-art psychopharmacology."
(310) 692-9011
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I am a board certified psychiatrist and scientist with over 10 years experience in the practice of evidence-based medicine. While I specialize in treating patients experiencing disturbed moods and poor impulse control (e.g. Bipolar disorder and ADHD), I treat nearly the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions. With expertise in psychiatry and neurobiology I provide patients with an individualized approach that combines the most effective tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy and state-of-the-art psychopharmacology."
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
(213) 908-1971
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"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."
Emily Samuel, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Emily is a California Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who provides medication management throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Originating from the east coast, her academic training includes The Penn State University and University of Maryland. Her clinical experience includes The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The University of Maryland, The Sheppard Pratt Health System, The Complete Wellness, Stanford Hospital, Westside Community Services, and Artemis Institute for Clinical Research. "
(805) 919-8397
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"Emily is a California Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who provides medication management throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Originating from the east coast, her academic training includes The Penn State University and University of Maryland. Her clinical experience includes The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The University of Maryland, The Sheppard Pratt Health System, The Complete Wellness, Stanford Hospital, Westside Community Services, and Artemis Institute for Clinical Research. "
Thomas M Brod, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Shame and anxiety (hidden or tormentingly on the surface) are key discomforts in each person; however, everyone is miraculously unique. In my practice, we aim to pinpoint the help you need and offer the quickest and most lasting treatment appropriate. Sometimes that is intensive psychotherapy that can be short-term or go on for years if appropriate; sometimes it is a few sessions of a technique like EMDR that sort-of resets the brain after an emotional trauma. Often I recommend brainwave biofeedback (EEG neurofeedback). Always I'm seeking the most naturalistic treatment, with the least amount of medication practical."
(424) 570-2120
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"Shame and anxiety (hidden or tormentingly on the surface) are key discomforts in each person; however, everyone is miraculously unique. In my practice, we aim to pinpoint the help you need and offer the quickest and most lasting treatment appropriate. Sometimes that is intensive psychotherapy that can be short-term or go on for years if appropriate; sometimes it is a few sessions of a technique like EMDR that sort-of resets the brain after an emotional trauma. Often I recommend brainwave biofeedback (EEG neurofeedback). Always I'm seeking the most naturalistic treatment, with the least amount of medication practical."
TMS & Brain Health Centers, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Led by expert psychiatrist Dr. Anil Sharma, we specialize in Express Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Major Depressive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. We are the first TMS center in Southern California to specialize in this FDA-approved, highly effective and technologically advanced treatment. If you experience any of the following symptoms: lack of interest and/or pleasure in activities, excessive sleeping, insomnia, excessive sadness, or inability to focus... Then Express TMS may be right for you. Call now for your consultation."
(818) 960-7970
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"Led by expert psychiatrist Dr. Anil Sharma, we specialize in Express Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Major Depressive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. We are the first TMS center in Southern California to specialize in this FDA-approved, highly effective and technologically advanced treatment. If you experience any of the following symptoms: lack of interest and/or pleasure in activities, excessive sleeping, insomnia, excessive sadness, or inability to focus... Then Express TMS may be right for you. Call now for your consultation."
Eva Altobelli, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
(310) 596-4301
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"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."
Roberto Figueroa, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest."
(310) 963-7146
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest."
Brandon D. Schneider, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Welcome to my practice! I take a multifaceted approach that integrates medications, psychotherapy and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. I strongly believe in shoring up wellness rather than treating illness, and you can expect to spend a significant amount of time working on sleep, fitness and nutrition, in addition to tackling deeper psychological issues. I have specialized training in treating addiction (including the use of Suboxone for opiate abuse) and women's mental health but am well-versed in treating any mental health condition. "
(310) 997-4904
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"Welcome to my practice! I take a multifaceted approach that integrates medications, psychotherapy and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. I strongly believe in shoring up wellness rather than treating illness, and you can expect to spend a significant amount of time working on sleep, fitness and nutrition, in addition to tackling deeper psychological issues. I have specialized training in treating addiction (including the use of Suboxone for opiate abuse) and women's mental health but am well-versed in treating any mental health condition. "
Soroya Bacchus, M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Welcome! I am a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Psychosomatic medicine is now called consultation liaison psychiatry. Integrative psychiatry is a biopsychosocial approach to total health. Functional capability and full health restoration is the goal. This approach is comprehensive, simple, fast and highly customized for each patient. APPOINTMENTS for office visits can now be scheduled ONLINE. I am able to identify the core issues of suffering and address them with medications and psychotherapy in the quickest and easiest way possible."
(310) 829-4640
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"Welcome! I am a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Psychosomatic medicine is now called consultation liaison psychiatry. Integrative psychiatry is a biopsychosocial approach to total health. Functional capability and full health restoration is the goal. This approach is comprehensive, simple, fast and highly customized for each patient. APPOINTMENTS for office visits can now be scheduled ONLINE. I am able to identify the core issues of suffering and address them with medications and psychotherapy in the quickest and easiest way possible."
The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
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 and 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 named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in 2017 and 2016 in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
(424) 581-0623
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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"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 and 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 named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in 2017 and 2016 in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Alicia Ruelaz Maher, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Through over 15 years of studying, practicing and teaching in academic medicine, living yoga in yearly ashram retreats, and observing medical care during travel to more than 30 countries, I have developed tools to guide clients in understanding and utilizing their brains more effectively. I will 'meet you where you are', and work with you to discover what optimum mental wellness means to you. I will then offer you a wide array of resources including medication, psychotherapy, alternative therapies, Eastern practices and others, allowing you to choose what resonates with you."
(310) 570-2476
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Through over 15 years of studying, practicing and teaching in academic medicine, living yoga in yearly ashram retreats, and observing medical care during travel to more than 30 countries, I have developed tools to guide clients in understanding and utilizing their brains more effectively. I will 'meet you where you are', and work with you to discover what optimum mental wellness means to you. I will then offer you a wide array of resources including medication, psychotherapy, alternative therapies, Eastern practices and others, allowing you to choose what resonates with you."
Adel Mostafavi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90404
"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."
(424) 256-0753
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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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."

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Video Game Addiction in Santa Monica

The current DSM doesn't recognize video game addiction as a diagnosable addiction. But the patterns of behavior can make parenting a kid or teen who's video gaming difficult.

Get help form a psychiatrist in Santa Monica with a teen or child who's patterns of behavior include:

1) Craving more game time, no matter how much they've already played.
2) Chronic dry eyes.
3) Friends stop calling and coming by to hang out.
4) No shower or change of clothes for days.
5) Gets upset if someone suggests they might have a problem with video games.
6) Rarely leaves the house because they feel like they're missing out on something that might be happening in the video games.
7) Spends entire allowance on video game hardware and software.
8) Lies to parents about how often they play games or video games.
9) Skips doing chores to keep video gaming.
10) When not at the computer, they're irritable and snappy.

For more on video game addiction, see Unplugged - a video game addiction blogout on something that might be happening in the video games.

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 or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Santa Monica specialize in age groups (so check for Santa Monica child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Santa Monica). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Santa Monica, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Santa Monica Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.