A thorough psychiatric evaluation and care is usually multidimensional. As a student of Professors Paul McHugh and Phillip Slavney at Johns Hopkins University, I have learned to consider disease, temperament, behavior, and life story to be important factors in psychiatric evaluation and treatment. The consistency or reliability of various theories on mental health are valuable; yet, I doubts the full validity of any single theory in practice and prefer a pluralistic approach. While I appreciate an old tradition of 'good words, thoughts, and deeds', I utilize contemporary methods to understand and treat patient's disturbed feelings, thinking, and behavior.
Dr. Kamal Artin, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.