Dr. Andrew E. Morson, MD

Dr. Andrew E. Morson, MD

Psychiatry | Male | 42 years old

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I believe optimum mental health requires approaching clinical problems from both a biological and a psychological point of view. Consideration of both aspects of the mind is necessary in order to get a full understanding of the problem at hand and how best to treat it.Read more

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I genuinely appreciate all feedback from patients, positive or negative.  I believe that as physicians, as people in general, we are forever developing.  And like any other person, I am not always aware of certain things that I can do to better myself.  Although constructive criticism is at times difficult to hear, it is helpful for all of us.  I think it is essential to help me...

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Dr. Morson's Care Philosophy

I believe optimum mental health requires approaching clinical problems from both a biological and a psychological point of view. Consideration of both aspects of the mind is necessary in order to get a full understanding of the problem at hand and how best to treat it.

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In my development as a psychiatrist I have dealt with a wide variety of diagnoses, most commonly depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and issues with attention and concentration.  There are also common symptoms that come up as a focus of treatment--phenomena like insomnia, panic attacks, and physical symptoms associated with high levels of stress.  

I believe in remaining vigilant for signs of these illnesses in my evaluation and taking into account all the tools at my disposal and those of my colleagues for these conditions.  Medication management is oftentimes an important aspect of the treatment.  But non-medical interventions often play a significant role as well.  I am a firm believer that psychotherapy (counseling) can play a profound role in achieving a healthy state of mind.  

With cases of depression that are not responsive to these more common modes of treatment I also utilize Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in my practice.  This is a non-pharmacologic, non-invasive procedure that utilizes electro-magnetic energy to stimulate the regions of the brain involved in depression that are not active at a normal level as compared to those of us without depression.  It is safe, has very few common side effects, and has very good effectiveness.  It is an example of a newer technology that is being used with increasing frequency in mental health.  

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With cases of depression that are not responsive to these more common modes of treatment I also utilize Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in my practice.  This is a non-pharmacologic, non-invasive procedure that utilizes electro-magnetic energy to stimulate the regions of the brain involved in depression that are not active at a normal as compared to those of us without depression.  It is very safe, has very few common side effects, and has very good effectiveness.  It is an example of a newer technology that is being used with increasing frequency in mental health. 

TMS requires approximately one to two hours for the initial treatment to localize the prefrontal cortex, one of the prominent areas of the brain that does not function at an optimal level in the brain during episodes of depression.  Subsequent sessions are typically 45 minutes long.  

The TMS apparatus consists of a magnetic coil that rests on the patient's head and provides electro-magnetic stimulation to the targeted area of the brain in short, repeated intervals.  

TMS is different from more conventional electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).  It does not require anesthesia.  It does not cause a seizure to achieve effectiveness as ECT does.  It is much less invasive, and it is not associated with the significant cognitive side effects like ECT.  

With TMS patients sit down, undergo the treatment, and walk back out without any alteration in mental status.  Thus there is no need to be accompanied by a family member.    

Dr. Morson says...

I genuinely appreciate all feedback from patients, positive or negative.  I believe that as physicians, as people in general, we are forever developing.  And like any other person, I am not always aware of certain things that I can do to better myself.  Although constructive criticism is at times difficult to hear, it is helpful for all of us.  I think it is essential to help me become a better psychiatrist and thereby more helpful to my patients.  

Dr. Morson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
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  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane Unive

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • ADHD Testing
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Stress Management
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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