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MARK S. KOMRAD, M.D. Adult Psychiatry
 

Care Philosophy
 
To combine state-of-the-art medication therapy with compassionate psychotherapy for symptom relief, practical problem solving and psychological insight into feelings and behaviors. Therapy with Dr. Komrad is a conversational dialog.

Expertise in psychopharmacology is aimed to a personalized approach that uses the scientifically verified evidence adjusted for the nouances of an individual's
personal experience. I do not think of talk therapy as a "cure" but a "collaboration."


Practice Locations 

Mark S. Komrad M.D.
222 Bosley Avenue
Suite A-3
Towson, Maryland  21204
Phone: (410) 494-4411     Email: 
MKOMRAD@AOL.com     Fax: (410) 510-1119



Specialties 
Combining Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology for Mood Disorders (bipolar and major depression), Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety disorders,
Schizophrenia and related disorders.  Public Education and Media Interviews.


Insurance 
I am not a participant or network provider for ANY insurance plan.  Patients pay me directly at the time of service. I will provide a monthly statement allowing patients to get reimbursement directly from their insurance company. Patients need submit my monthly statements to their insurance companies for reimbursement, themselves.


Patient Education Resources

Articles by or about Dr. Komrad
Consumer Research Council of America: "America's Top Psychiatrists" /  WebLink
Maryland NAMI (for "Ask the Doctor" columns in their quarterly newsletter by Dr. Komrad)--, Type "Komrad" in search bar /  WebLink
"A defence of medical paternalism: maximising patients' autonomy" /  WebLink
"The Agony on the Ecstasy" /  WebLink
"How Hollywood Depicts Psychologists and Psychiatrists" /  WebLink
Letter to PEOPLE MAGAZINE: "Jane Pauli and Mental Health Care" /  WebLink
"The Wayward Astronaut: Psychiatric Lessons" / Mark S. Komrad M.D.
"Required Ethics Training for Psychiatrists?" / Mark S. Komrad M.D.
How Hollywood Depicts Psychiatrists / Stephanie Schorow in THE BOSTON HERALD

Online Radio Broadcasts
Dr. Komrad's Lecture: "Ethics in Mental Health Treatment" /  WebLink
Radio Documentary about SKIN /  WebLink
TV Broadcast Lecture: "Ethics in Mental Health Practice" /  WebLink
Jailing the Mentally Ill /  WebLink
"SUNDAY ROUNDS" Radio Shows featuring Dr. Komrad (type "Komrad" in search box at this site) /  WebLink

Common Illnesses
Borderline Personality Disorder (best description) /  WebLink
Generalized Anxiety Disorder /  WebLink
'Decoding Schizophrenia", article from Scientific American 2003 /  WebLink
American Psychiatric Association: Illness Info., etc. /  WebLink
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)--Illness Information /  WebLink
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) / Seasonal Depression/ Circadian Rhythms /  WebLink
Borderline Personality Disorder /  WebLink
Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression) Site /  WebLink
Schizophrenia Information Center /  WebLink

Book Recommendations from Dr. Komrad
"In Session: The Bond Between Women and Their Therapists" /  WebLink
"Memory of Running" (Fiction) /  WebLink
"Understanding Depression: What We Know and What You Can Do About It" (by Ray DePaulo M.D.) /  WebLink
"Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families" /  WebLink
"Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Provider" /  WebLink
"Crazy Time : Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life" /  WebLink
"Uncoupling : Turning Points in Intimate Relationships" /  WebLink
"We : Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love" /  WebLink
"An Unquiet Mind : A Memoir of Moods and Madness" (Kay Jamison's autobiography of her Bipolar Illness) /  WebLink
"TOUCHED WITH FIRE: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament" /  WebLink
"Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family" /  WebLink
"Night Falls Fast : Understanding Suicide " /  WebLink
"The Noonday Demon: An anatomy of depression" /  WebLink
"Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" /  WebLink
"How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life" /  WebLink
"Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart" /  WebLink
"The Gift Of ADHD: How To Transform Your Child's Problems Into Strengths" /  WebLink
"I am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! : Helping the Seriously Mentally Ill" /  WebLink
"The Gift of Therapy : An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients " /  WebLink
"Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now" /  WebLink
"A Little Book on the Human Shadow" /  WebLink
"Darkness Visibile: A Memoir of Madness" (William Styron's autobiography) /  WebLink
"Man's Search for Meaning" (Victor Frankl) /  WebLink
"The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self" /  WebLink
"Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself" /  WebLink
"Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction" /  WebLink
"Struggle for Intimacy (ACOA)" /  WebLink
"Back from Betrayal: Saving a Marriage, a Family, a Life " /  WebLink
"NOT "Just Friends" : Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity"  /  WebLink
"Celebrating Single & Getting Love Right: From Stalemate to Soulmate" (contains extensive interview with Dr. Komrad) /  WebLink
"The Secret Life of Bees" /  WebLink
"Bee Season" /  WebLink
"Living a Life That Matters" /  WebLink
"The Secret Life of Bees" /  WebLink
"Depression: The Mood Disease" by Frank Mondimore M.D. /  WebLink
"Bipolar Disorder: A Gude for Patients and Family", by Frank Mondimore /  WebLink
"Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Family," by Frank Mondimore /  WebLink
"A Natural History of Homosexuality", by Frank Mondimore M.D. /  WebLink

Support Groups, Advocacy and Stigma
Sheppard Pratt /  WebLink
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) /  WebLink
NAMI--Metropolitan Baltimore /  WebLink
National Mental Health Association (NMHA) /  WebLink
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance /  WebLink
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) /  WebLink
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) /  WebLink
Overeaters' Anonymous (OA) /  WebLink
Marriage Resource Center /  WebLink
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Associaton (support groups)- SARDAA /  WebLink
Mental Health Treatment Advocacy Center /  WebLink
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) /  WebLink
DRADA- Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association /  WebLink
Outpatient Involuntary Commitment in Maryland /  WebLink

Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect from an Initial Evaluation with a Mental Health Professional /  WebLink
Psychopharmacology Encyclopedia /  WebLink
Verbal Abuse /  WebLink
Understanding Sleep / NIH
Psychwatch Newsletter (signup) /  WebLink
"Depression Central", Dr. Ivan's excellent educational site about mood disorders /  WebLink
Concerns about Privacy and Confidentiality /  WebLink

Mental Health Tips and Links
Various Psychological Resources and Pamphlets /  WebLink
Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry /  WebLink
Johns Hopkins Psychiatry /  WebLink
Mindfulness and Meditation /  WebLink
Magical Thinking: In Normal Life and Illness / Benedict Cary, New York Times
"Its a Marriage Thing" /  WebLink
Physician Depression and Suicide /  WebLink
Apology -phobia /  WebLink
Mood Tracker online  /  WebLink
Maryland Psychiatric Society /  WebLink
Mental Health Resources on the Web /  WebLink
American Psychiatric Association /  WebLink
Harvard's Mental Health Web Page /  WebLink

Inspirations and Readings
Psychotherapy: Between Science & Religion / Adam Phillips (New York Times)
"Can you hold the door of your mind open?" / Lao Tze
"What I've Learned in Life" / Andy Rooney
"Being Listened To" / John Fox
"Beliefs" / anonymous
"To Do With What We Have" / Anonymous
The Last Writing of a Great Master / Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"The Journey" / Mary Oliver

Uncommon Conditions
Syndromes of Multiple Unexplained Physical Symptoms /  WebLink

New Treatments
Free Online Yoga classes (videos) /  WebLink