310-562-4942please read

specializing in
General Adult Psychiatry for Men and Women

Dr. Burt specializes in general adult psychiatry for men and women, including the areas of:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Grief and Bereavement

We all enter life with risk factors for mood, anxiety and other disorders. As we move through life, environmental factors and often unknown and unplanned opportunities contribute to influencing whether or not mood and anxiety symptoms will ever manifest themselves. For men and women, when function is made more difficult by emotional symptoms, it becomes impossible to enjoy activities that once made one happy. Under these cases, one is no longer able to be fulfilled by the very things that made us want to get up in the morning and move forward through the day in a productive and eager way. These are the times that psychiatric treatment may make the difference between a return to full mental health and stability, or further descent into more serious emotional difficulties and dysfunction. A thorough evaluation, carefully addressing possible physical and medical disorders, understanding the nature and detail of life stressors, assessing prior psychiatric difficulties and past treatments (those that were successful and those that were not) are essential to making the correct diagnosis, and then to organizing a treatment plan that is customized for each patient. Ongoing close follow-up, availability and accessibility are all the hallmarks of a psychiatrist who can facilitate a return to full mental health and full function and enjoyment of all that life has to offer. The key to a successful psychiatric treatment is the inclusion of the patient and the doctor and therapist in a meaningful and open relationship with the provision of evidence based information prior to beginning treatment and throughout the treatment process. At all times, possible treatment side effects and attention to the biological, social, and familial issues are integral parts of a therapeutic alliance that includes patient, doctor, therapist and often family members and sometimes other caregivers.