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Alan L. Schneider, MD

Feeling better is not enough. Few patients or their doctors recognize the difference between a reduction in symptoms and restoration to full functioning. In my career as a psychiatrist patients who come to me from other doctors are usually only partially improved. Today we’re struggling with an overburdened medical system where limited consideration is given to the patient’s best restoration of functioning. I’ve intentionally kept my practice size limited to be able to devote more time to each person I treat. I started this process in 1987 and continue it to this day. I treat each patient like a family member, with the goal of helping you achieve your best, most fulfilled self. I pride myself on the relationships I’ve built with my patients, many of whom have been with me for 20+ years. I have helped people through all stages of their lives with all the associated ups and downs. I use a combination of psychotherapy and medications, where necessary. I am Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology, Addiction Medicine, and Geriatric Psychiatry.


My Education & Experience

I trained originally in internal medicine, then switched into a psychiatry residency followed by a post-graduate year in psychiatry research and later training in ECT. I became Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Administrative Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. I then spent some 12 years in psychopharmacologic research on many of the medications used today for conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, insomnia, dementia, and migraine. I was also one of the early researchers in transcranial magnetic stimulation in 2001.

I’ve been fortunate that my career has taken me in different directions such as addiction medicine in the public and private sectors, as well as university-based teaching and training of medical students, residents, and fellows. I am one of a few doctors who’s been in both individual practice and has worked as a Medical Director for major managed care organizations and institutions such as the Veterans Administration and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. I continue to actively pursue research in anxiety, depression, OCD, and ADHD, and publish in my field.

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