About Paul Bohn, M.D., Psy.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA

Paul Bohn, MD is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Bohn completed a Psychiatric Residency at UCLA, a Fellowship in Anxiety Disorders and Behavior Therapy at USC and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at ICP. Past positions include: Founding Director of the UCLA Social Anxiety Clinic, Associate Director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and President of the Southern California Psychiatric Association.

About Paul Bohn, M.D., Psy.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA

Paul Bohn, MD is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Bohn completed a Psychiatric Residency at UCLA, a Fellowship in Anxiety Disorders and Behavior Therapy at USC and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at ICP. Past positions include: Founding Director of the UCLA Social Anxiety Clinic, Associate Director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and President of the Southern California Psychiatric Association.

Master Your Anxiety

Welcome to my psychiatry practice specializing in the treatment of anxiety and depression. I have advanced training and expertise in cognitive behavior therapy, medication and insight oriented psychotherapy. My first priority is to help you manage your symptoms using cognitive behavior therapy or medication. Later, if you are inclined, we can explore the “roots” of your anxiety, depression, self-consciousness or relationship issues with insight oriented psychotherapy.

Treatment Approaches

This website contains current, expert,  “state of the art” information adapted from websites of: the American Psychiatric Association, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America,  and  the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people identify and change thinking and behavior patterns that are harmful or ineffective, replacing them with more accurate thoughts and functional behaviors. It can help a person focus on current problems and how to solve them. It often involves practicing new skills in the “real world.”

CBT can be helpful in treating a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma related disorders, and eating disorders. For example, CBT can help a person with depression recognize and change negative thought patterns or behaviors that are contributing to the depression.

Psychopharmacology

Clinical Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders. Psychopharmacologic medications can  have effects on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior. The field of psychopharmacology studies a wide range of substances with various types of psychoactive properties, focusing primarily on neurotransmitters in the brain. These substances include antidepressants, anxiolytics , stimulants and mood stabilizers.

Psychoactive drugs interact with particular target sites or receptors found in the nervous system to induce changes in physiological or psychological functions. These drugs may originate from natural sources such as plants and animals, or from artificial sources such as chemical synthesis in the laboratory.

Psychodynamic and Supportive Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Therapy addresses interpersonal issues, anxiety and depression. It is based on the idea that behavior and mental well-being are influenced by childhood experiences and inappropriate repetitive thoughts or feelings that are unconscious (outside of the person’s awareness). Patients work with the therapist to improve self-awareness and to change old patterns so they can more fully take charge of their life.

Supportive therapy uses guidance and encouragement to help patients develop their own resources. It helps build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, strengthen coping mechanisms, and improve social and community functioning. Supportive psychotherapy helps patients deal with issues related to their mental health conditions which in turn affect the rest of their lives.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address:

12300 Wilshire Blvd.,
Suite 330, West Los Angeles,
California 90025

Office Hours:

Mon –  Thu:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Phone:

310-829-1924
310-442-5936
310-820-9825 (FAX)

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