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Scott Barshack, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Scott Barshack, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatry
San Rafael, CA 94901
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About Scott Barshack MD

Scott Barshack, MD is a doctor primarily located in San Rafael, CA. His specialties include Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Barshack has received the following awards:

Location

Paradigm Treatment 53 Dunfries Ter San Rafael, CA 94901
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Specialties

Scott Barshack has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

A pediatric/adolescent psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional conditions in young children and adolescents.These specialists study psychopathological disorders and their causes in order to prevent and identify them in their patients. These disorders may be caused by biological, psychosocial, genetic, demographic, or environmental factors, a patient's history, or any combination of these factors.Pediatric/adolescent psychiatrists treat patients through a variety of interventions including medical treatment, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, problem solving techniques, family therapy, parent training, psychodynamic therapy, and consultation with the patient's primary care physician or school professionals.

Specialty Expertise

Scott Barshack has the following 11 expertise

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Mental Illness
  • Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

Awards

2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

Education

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical School

St Marys Hospital Medical Center

Residency

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More about Scott Barshack

Dr. Barshack is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Maryland Medical School. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. Barshack has been working with teens and their families for more than thirty years including both inpatient and outpatient psychopharmacology. He finds that many of the adolescents who come to Paradigm are over medicated rather than undereducated. He is devoted to responsible titration when appropriate and insuring that young people are treated as a whole, rather than simply treating their symptoms. He share’s Paradigm’s philosophy that medication should be a last resort rather than a quick and easy fix. In addition, Dr Barshack is an avid SF Giants and Forty Niners fan and enjoys cross country bicycle trips in his free time.

About Paradigm Treatment

At Paradigm Treatment we provide residential mental health services to adolescents and young adults from throughout the United States and abroad. Young people come to us for intensive treatment for issues ranging from depression to anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, mood disorders and other mental health and behavioral health issues.

Paradigm Treatment is located in Malibu, California between the majestic Santa Monica Mountains and the dramatically beautiful Pacific Ocean. We are situated mere blocks from the beach on idyllic, park-like grounds, surrounded by old growth trees and the serenity of nature. Our treatment site has proven to be the ideal locale as it offers privacy and peacefulness, while remaining close enough to the necessary amenities to maintain optimal accessibility and safety.

Heading south from our facilities in Malibu along the Pacific Coast Highway, you may find yourself near local attractions such as The Getty Villa, The Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach, the shops on Abbott Kinney Blvd and wonderful local restaurants. As you head down the PCH, you can turn right on the famous Sunset Boulevard, and you can take a wonderfully scenic drive east, through the rolling hills of the Pacific Palisades overlooking the ocean, towards the tree-lined streets of Bel-Air and into West Hollywood and the Sunset Strip.