Dr. Steven S. Schenkel, MD

Dr. Steven S. Schenkel, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Male | 68 years old

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I care about listening carefully to patients, to obtain the most accurate history possible. It is crucial to foster an open, trusting relationship over time. I am one of the few psychiatrists to combine in depth understanding of the person along with vast experience with medication: what it can and can't do. I also combine child & adolescent training with understanding of the role of families in a person's development.Read more

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I want to convey to my patients that my mission as a psychiatrist is to make every single encounter with  them helpful and uplifting in some way.  Even when little can be done with medication, some change in attitude, humor or philosophy, can offer hope for improvement.

I want to make clear that after having treated over 10,000 patients, there will be a small minority who are...

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in Glendale, CA |
I have been going to Dr Steven Schenkel since 1994 and he has been very helpful on my mental condition. Since he reads and updates himself on new research and medicines, he found a medicine that works on me and now I have a thriving career for the last 10 years. It takes time to find a medicine, but it is worth the wait. Be patient. Thank you, Dr Schenkel, for your patience and diligence in your work! I could not have done it without you. Forever grateful, your loyal patient.
Los Angeles, CA |
It was a horrible experience. This doctor left me crying after being rude and unprofessional. Didn't care to get to know the patient, rather cared if he gets paid. Worst doctor experience I've ever had.
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Dr. Schenkel's Care Philosophy

I care about listening carefully to patients, to obtain the most accurate history possible. It is crucial to foster an open, trusting relationship over time. I am one of the few psychiatrists to combine in depth understanding of the person along with vast experience with medication: what it can and can't do. I also combine child & adolescent training with understanding of the role of families in a person's development.

Dr. Schenkel says...

I have over 30 years experience in diagnosing anxiety, depression, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and personality disorders.  Only the accumulated experience of having interviewed over 10,000 patients has given me the attunement to detecting the co-existence of various conditions that sometimes elude other doctors.

Dr. Schenkel says...

I want to convey to my patients that my mission as a psychiatrist is to make every single encounter with  them helpful and uplifting in some way.  Even when little can be done with medication, some change in attitude, humor or philosophy, can offer hope for improvement.

I want to make clear that after having treated over 10,000 patients, there will be a small minority who are disgruntled, refuse to accept necessary limitations on habit forming medications or who expect responses to their every demand, as of "yesterday".  I believe these folks are usually the ones making negative and snide remarks in my patient satisfaction surveys.  These negative remarks are to be seen in every practitioner's surveys, as they are, all over the Internet.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Toronto / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles Co-Usc Med Ctr

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Los Angeles County and Usc Medical Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Toronto

    Graduated in 1969

  • Other Education
    Ph.D. Southern California Psychoanlytic Institute

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • ADHD Testing
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

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