Dr. Terrence Early, MD


Psychiatry | Male

Dr. Terrence Early, MD

Dr. Terrence Early, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Early is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

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Dr. Early's Care Philosophy

Having worked with patients who have failed all of the first-line therapies for so many years, Dr. Early became interested in non-standard, but effective therapies and the goal of this clinic is to make them available to the public.

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Dr. Early's Performance
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Patient Comments (4)
santa barbara, ca |
Once you have met with Dr. Early, you will need to see no other psychiatrist. I have seen many and he is so far beyond the others in expertise and sheer humanity that it is laughable. He is far, far, ahead of his colleagues. Such a treasure, and a true healer. You are in good hands with him.
in Santa Barbara, ca |
The woman, working at the front desk, with the short brown hair was completely obnoxious and inappropriate!
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I trust Dr. Early's opinion implicitly. I can ask him anything and not feel judged.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I honestly can't say enough positive things about Dr. Early, all of the other doctor's I've seen have made my condition so much worse but Dr. Early is the first doctor to give me relief from horrific bipolar depression and mood swings. I don't have fits of rage or feel like I'm going to explode all the time anymore and the depression is so much easier to bear.
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Dr. Early's Care Philosophy

Having worked with patients who have failed all of the first-line therapies for so many years, Dr. Early became interested in non-standard, but effective therapies and the goal of this clinic is to make them available to the public.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Award - Faculty Teaching Excellence, Washington University Department of Psychiatry Residents, 1992-1993
    • Honor Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1991
    • Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, NAMI, 1993
    • Mortimer Goodman Award, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1987
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Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chemical Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Hypomania
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Social Phobia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Medical School
    Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Ketamine Induction
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)