Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD

Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD

Addiction Psychiatry | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Awwa specializes in Addiction Psychiatry and practices in New London, CT. He practices at 4 locations.

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Dr. Awwa's Reviews

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in Waterford, CT |
Dr. Awwa is NOT a good man. He knows nothing about with drawling people from medications, including benzodiazapines. I was his patient for two 1/2 long years. He prescribed me and tried me on: Klonopin, Ambien, Adderall, Effexor XR, Seroquel, Seroquel XR, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Viibryd, Gabapentin, Wellbutrin, Concerta, Vyvanse, and many others that I cannot remember. NOTE: I was sixteen when I started seeing him, now I'm nineteen years old! He would not answer phone while in benzo withdrawal.
in Norwich, CT |
Ive been his patient for years. He treats my child too who's dual diagnosed w/adhd & dyslexia. She's been in serious rebellion lately but respects him very much. He's the only adult she'l listen to & he legitimately cares for our well being. I was in his subox program & was able to be 100% honest with him as I never felt judged. Sadly there was some NL office workers who went from polite to rude after I stated I was in the program. I guess nothing's perfect. But the Norwich staff is awesome!
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Dr. Awwa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    Griffin Hosp
  • Residency Hospital
    Conn Mntl Hlth Ctr
    Conn Vly Hosp
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    West Haven Va Med Ctr

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Detoxification
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)