Dr. Dean is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents. He completed adult psychiatric training at Washington University School of Medicine, where he was on the faculty of psychiatry department before entering private practice. He is certified in psychoanalysis of adults through the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Dr. Dean works from the premise that a central element in psychiatric care is the unique subjectivity of each patient. Treatment, whether with brief or longer-term psychotherapy, medication or counseling, requires of the clinician a close attention to this quality, a search for the truths particular to each person. Central to this focus is the value of talking to each patient at length about his or her difficulties. Medication is prescribed as indicated for the remediation of symptoms.
Maintaining his academic interests, Dr. Dean has written and lectured on narcissism, psychosis, therapeutic technique and several other subjects. He supervises psychiatry residents and teaches psychotherapists and psychoanalytic candidates.
His areas of clinical focus are: psychosis, depression, anxiety, obsessionality, eating disorders, psychosomatic medicine and personality disorders.