Dr. Robert McMullen, MD

Psychiatrist

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For 30 years Robert McMullen, MD has had a full time private practice in general psychiatry on the West Side of New York City. Since 1988, he has limited his practice to evaluations and psychopharmacological treatment. That is, in 1988 he ceased to do any formal psychotherapy.

Dr. McMullen treats patients with a diverse range of mental illness. He specializes in the treatment of depression, various anxiety disorders and the bipolar disorders. Many patients have “treatment resistant” bipolar depression.

Some people ask: “Does Dr. McMullen ever not recommend medication?” Good question. The answer is yes, sometimes - but rarely. Most patients who are referred have been pre-screened. It was already decided by someone [even a relative] that he or she had a disorder that required some medication. The referring person is usually correct.

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Dr. McMullen has an approachable demeanor, made me feel extremely comfortable in discussing my situation. He is very easy to talk to in general, and you feel you get a certain personal attention. He is warm, attentive, extremely intelligent and very personable. I highly recommend him.

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I highly recommend Dr. McMullen as a doctor and diagnostician. He really thinks outside the traditional framework when it comes to medication and treatment plans. Plus, he's consistently familiar with recent research and literature.

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I highly recommend Dr. McMullen. He provided the most thoughtful, thorough, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation that I have ever experienced. I think he is an extremely skilled diagnostician for several reasons, one being that his process involved considering criteria that most behavioral health physicians would overlook, such as a possible vitamin D deficiency, etc. His breadth of knowledge was exceptionally expansive; he was erudite in all of the clinically relevant fields (i.e. genetics, biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and psychology), and his depth of knowledge was as impressive as its breadth. In terms of his manner, I found his personal humility his most unexpected quality—he was easy to engage with and he spoke to me without a hint of personal superiority—there was no trace of the stereotypical arrogance sometimes associated with being an M.D. He succeeded in being polite and professional without seeming cold or detached. His empathic and relatable way of presenting information conveyed a genuine desire to provide excellent and compassionate care. A knowledgeable doctor who remains professionally humble, in the sense that psychiatric diagnosis is still a somewhat subject enterprise, can be difficult to find. I respected his willingness to consider a common treatment may not suit a particular patient and his keenness to consider alternative treatments/lifestyle adjustments in addition to psychopharmacology. In addition, he seems particularly experienced with depressive and mood disorders, and is the only practitioner I have encountered with an expertise in TMS. I strongly recommend Dr. McMullen; he is thoughtful, conscientious, and knowledgeable.

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Good, He is a very thorough doctor and whatever problems you have he can always reccomend something that will help.

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