Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults

Dr. George Lerner is a board-certified psychiatrist located in Union Square. He specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in adults. Dr. Lerner 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.

 

Depression and Anxiety

Additionally, Dr. Lerner 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.

 

Psychoneuroendocrinology

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.

 

Psychotherapy

Dr. Lerner takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy, employing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal, and supportive techniques in order to meet the patient where they are.

 

Academic Focus

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.