Dr. Joseph Mawhinney, MD


Psychiatry | Male

Coastal Psychiatric Med Assocs 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way Ste 1 Del Mar, CA 92014 Get Directions
Dr. Joseph Mawhinney, MD
Dr. Joseph Mawhinney, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Del Mar, CA. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 50 years.

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Patient Comments (3)
San Diego, CA |
He doesn't listen, is quick to label, and holds grudges. After his system changed our appt with out notifying us, he was disgruntled during the appt and brought it up in further appts. You walk into his office with him holding a perscription pad in hand and after 2 minutes he is insisting on medication.
in San Diego, ca |
He listens, explains your condition and knows how to adjust medication regimen
in San Diego, CA |
My daughter saw him for around 3 months. He immediately changed her medications. During this time her condition worsened but he would not listen to her that her symptoms were getting worse. I pleaded with him to change medicine but he would not listen. I do not feel he is a good fit for serious mental health issues. He is very rigid and does not listen to his patients. Even after a suicide attempt he still did not change her meds. We felt he didn't diagnose her correctly and didn't listen!
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Dr. Mawhinney's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Medical School
    St Louis Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1967

  • Internship Hospital
    David Grant Hosp

    Completed in 1968

  • Residency Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 1975

    San Mateo Comm Mntl Hlth

    Completed in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation