AboutDr. Jonathan Shaywitz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Laguna Beach, CA, with other offices in Northridge, CA and Los Angeles, CA (and 1 other location). His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Shaywitz is affiliated with Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He speaks English.
Dr. Jonathan Shaywitz has the following 2 specialties
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Depressive Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Shaywitz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
- Harvard Medical School
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