antoine adam, md, ms

Turning bad experiences into fulfilling lives. Turning sadness, grief, and anguish into adaptive new energy. Turning the adversities you are facing today into a New You with a new found perspective and clarity about your personal goals, dreams and ambitions. Finding meaning and regaining our own thoughts.

The ultimate achievement of psychiatry is communication with others. As Sullivan put it so eloquently, psychiatry is the art of interpersonal relations. But psychiatry is also about going slowly, avoiding hurriedness and precipitation. Avoiding the labyrinths of concreteness, thinking slowly, and with effort about everyday's problems and situations. When we take our time to think slowly about a problem or urgent situation, the pleasure we experience afterwards is equivalent to how we feel at the end of a long workday watching a calm sea.

Psychiatry as a field has undergone astounding changes over the past 30 years, nevertheless lots of challenges remain. The quest for a biological foundation of psychiatric diagnosis has been elusive due to a lack of clinically relevant bio-markers for mental disorders and the development of even more effective treatments.

In my private practice, I strive to adapt to these challenges, by using the roles that I have developed in community mental health settings. By focusing more on the person, not as a disease model, but valuing and respecting them, working with people on how to go about learning how to stand on their own two feet, living their lives, and fulfilling their potential. To this end, I collaborate with other mental health practitioners, nutritionists, incorporate other therapeutic activities, such as sports, meditation, and offer individualized medicine in psychiatry with GeneSight. I use the latest evidence-based treatments in psycho-pharmacology and psychotherapy.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

Dr. Adam is an all-around senior psychiatrist and mental health consulting professional with over twelve years of experience advising and working with community mental health clinic directors, hospital administrators and supervising staff directly. He has a proven track record of psychopharmacology expertise in outpatient community mental health centers, adolescent residential centers, emergency and inpatient settings, and clinics exclusively devoted to the needs of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has an in-depth knowledge of CBT, psychoanalysis, and humanistic approaches, and is able to switch gear in order to suit the patient's' needs. His psychiatric practice has always been a mix of adults, adolescents and children.

Education: Fellowship, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine

General Psychiatry, New York Medical College

MD, Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Central Del Este Facultad de Medicina(UCE)

M.S., Management & Operations Research, New York University Tandon School of Engineering(Ex-Brooklyn Polytech)

B.S., Industrial Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering(Ex-Brooklyn Polytech)

licensure, certifications and professional associations 

New York State Medical License

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Certification, European Psychiatric Association 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Certification, European Psychiatric Association

Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) Certification, European Psychiatric Association

Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy(CBASP), European Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Association (General Member)

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (General Member)

European Psychiatric Association (General Member)

AWARDS, HONORS, & RECOGNITIOn

Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013,2016)

Top 10 Doctor State & Metro-Area (2014)

On-time Doctor Award (2014, 2016)

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2016)

Cultural Competence Recognition, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Graduate Medical Education Committee Member, University of Arizona (2008)

Publications & Presentations

"Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Childhood and Adolescence: New Insights and Guidelines" (2010)

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Other Languages Spoken

Spanish

French

German

Portuguese