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About Dr. Martin Karasch

Dr. Martin Karasch, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Laguna Beach, CA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Karasch is affiliated with South Coast Medical Center/Adventist Health. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

4 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Martin Karasch is Great. Dr. Martin Karasch has been rated by 4 patients. From those 4 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Martin Karasch is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

32392 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Specialties

Dr. Martin Karasch has the following 1 specialty

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

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THE BEST!!!!

Dr. Karasch has been my Dr for over 8 years. He's been with me through marriage, divorce, becoming a Mother, and when my son was diaginosed with Autism. I've been hospitalized twice in that 8 years for depression and 1 suicide attrmpt. THIS MAN CARES!!!!!!! He's not a pill-pusher like many other shrinks - he sincerly listens and helps. AND he remembers my story. During therapy secessions he will often recall something that happened to me 5-6 years ago and help sew together the pieces of my life in order to see patterns - then he offers fresh insight. I can't say enough about this amazing man who helped pull me out of the mire, has given me skills and helps me to live a full, productive and (relatively) drama-free life. As to the patient who says, "this man shouldn't be practicing medicine" (because the patient missed an appointment) - my advise to that patient is: once you stop blaming other's for your irresponsibility, you're depression will get better.

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I think Dr. Karasch is amazing,kind and considerate. He actually offers constructiuve thought and support instead of the typical "so how do you feel about that" response. As for the other patient's comment about missing an appointment, I have been to one other psychiatrist and one other therapist and both charged if you missed an appointment.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Karasch is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • South Coast Medical Center/Adventist Health
  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • New York University - Mount Sinai

    Graduated in 1971

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Martin Karasch accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

32392 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
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