A Holistic Approach
Dr. George Lerner is a board-certified psychiatrist based in San Francisco's financial district. He specializes in the management of depression and anxiety, including treatment-resistant disorders. In his evaluation, Dr. Lerner considers the biological, psychological, and social factors affecting each individual.
Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults
Additionally, Dr. Lerner specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in adults. He has extensive experience in treating adults who have been successful in their professional endeavors but have found attention deficit symptoms to be an impediment to achieving their full potential.
Dr. Lerner also focuses on the interaction of psychological symptoms and hormonal imbalance. Stress, illness, and medication side-effects frequently take a toll on the endocrine (hormonal) system. This can cause such symptoms as lethargy, irritability, sexual dysfunction, and susceptibility to infections.
Dr. Lerner uses an integration of psychodynamic psychotherapy, medications, and where appropriate, select hormonal treatments and supplementation.
Dr. Lerner is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is active in teaching medical students and psychiatry residents. He is also an attending at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and the VA Medical Center.