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Joshua D. Bess, MD

Psychiatrist
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Bess provides comprehensive evaluation and care for "treatment-resistant" psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder using a range of brain stimulation treatments including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). For more information, please visit www.seattlentc.com
Education
Institution
Type
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
University of Michigan Hospital
Residency
Professional Associations
American Psychiatric Association, Washington Psychiatric Association, International Society for ECT and Neuromodulation, Association for Academic Psychiatry
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc, Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
  • adjustment disorders
  • agitation
  • alcohol dependency
  • alcohol withdrawal
  • alzheimer's disease
  • amnesia
  • anger management
  • antisocial personality disorder
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder
  • asperger syndrome
  • attention deficit disorder
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • autism
  • avoidant personality disorder
  • behavioral disorders
  • behavioral issues in dementia
  • bereavement
  • biofeedback
  • bipolar disorder
  • body dysmorphic disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • chemical imbalance
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • combative
  • competence
  • conversion disorder
  • cyclothymic disorder
  • delirium
  • delusional disorder
  • dementia
  • dependent personality disorder
  • depersonalization disorder
  • depression
  • disaster psychiatry
  • disruptive behavior
  • drug dependence
  • dysthymic disorder
  • eating disorders
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • fugue state
  • gender identity disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • grief
  • habit disorder
  • hallucinations
  • histrionic personality disorder
  • hiv psychiatry
  • hoarding
  • hypochondriasis
  • hypomania
  • impulse control disorders
  • intermittent explosive disorder
  • involuntary treatment
  • kleptomania
  • manic
  • medical co-morbidity in severe mental illness
  • memory disorders
  • metabolic considerations in psychotropic use
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • mixed episode
  • mood symptoms
  • mourning
  • multiple personality disorder
  • narcissism personality disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • organizational psychiatry
  • panic disorder
  • paranoid personality disorder
  • pedophilia
  • perinatal mental health
  • personality disorder
  • phobias
  • physical abuse
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • psychiatric disorder
  • psychological abuse
  • psycho-oncology
  • psychopharmacology
  • psychosis
  • psychosomatic disorders
  • psychotherapy
  • psychotic disorders
  • pyromania
  • schizoaffective disorder
  • schizoid personality disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • schizophreniform disorder
  • schizotypal personality disorder
  • seasonal affective disorder
  • social engagement disorder
  • somatization disorder
  • somatoform disorders
  • stress disorder
  • substance dependence
  • suicidal
  • suicide attempt
  • thought disorder
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • transplant psychiatry
  • trichotillomania
  • violent behavior
Research

Book:

Casher M, Bess J. Manual of Inpatient Psychiatry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

 

Articles:

Maixner D, Sagher O, Bess J, Edwards J. Catatonia following surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy. Epilepsy & Behavior. 19(3): 528-32, 2010 Nov.

Bess J, Casher M. The academic psychiatric hospitalist: a model for treatment and training in the academic inpatient setting. J Psychiatr Pract. 17(2): 145-51, 2011 Mar.

Casher M, Gih D, Bess J. Benzodiazepines and stimulants for patients with substance use disorders. Current Psychiatry. 10(5): 3-10, 2011 May.

Casher M, Bess J. Determination and Documentation of Insight in Psychiatric Inpatients: A Crucial and Often Neglected Psychiatric Mental Status Item. Psychiatric Times. 29(4): 34-9, 2012 April.

Casher M, Gih D, Bess J, Agarwala P. Confounding Factors in TRD (Part 1): The Role of Subtyping and Bipolarity. Psychiatric Times. 29(7): 34-9, 2012 July.

Casher M, Gih D, Bess J, Agarwala P. Confounding Factors in Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 2): Comorbidities and Treatment Resistance. Psychiatric Times. 29(8): 34-9, 2012 August.

DelMonte M, Bostwick J, Bess J, Dalack G. Evaluation of a computer?based intervention to enhance metabolic monitoring in psychiatry inpatients treated with second?generation antipsychotics. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 37(6): 668-673, 2012 December.

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Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center -- Seattle Office
805 Madison Street Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98104
206-467-6301
Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center - Issaquah Office
710 Northwest Juniper Street Suite 212
Issaquah, WA 98027
206-467-6301
Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center -- Redmond Office
18100 Northeast Union Hill Road
Redmond, WA 98052
206-467-6301
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill