Top Bay Area Psychiatrist
Specializes in Treatment of Anxiety, ADHD, and Depression
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Dr. Alex Anastasiou
Top Psychiatrist in East Bay Area
Dr. Alex Anastasiou is a top board-certified psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience. His Pleasanton psychiatry office serves the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, Danville, and the East Bay Area. Dr. Alex specializes in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, and depression in both adults and teenagers. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and he has extensive training and expertise in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and mental health in general. His goal is to provide the best psychiatric care possible for his patients.
As a board-certified physician, Dr. Alex is licensed to perform evaluations and prescribe medication if needed. Dr. Alex is trained to treat the whole person using a comprehensive and individualized approach to your medical care. He may also coordinate treatment plans with your existing physician or refer you to a therapist in the community.
As a Pleasanton psychiatrist, Dr. Alex has seen thousands of patients and is up to date with the newest advancements in mental health. He has given numerous lectures to both medical students and physicians across different specialties. During his training, he was given a Certificate of Commendation from the U.S. Senate and he received the "Master of the PRITE" (Psychiatry Resident-In-Training Exam) Award two years in a row for scoring in the 90th percentile of all psychiatrists trained in the United States.
Personalized and Private Psychiatric Care
Dr. Alex provides the East Bay area with psychiatric care that is compassionate, personalized, and comprehensive. Dr. Alex specializes in the following:
- Anxiety disorders, along with excessive worry, stress, social anxiety, agoraphobia, anxiety attacks, and panic attacks
- Evaluation and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)/(ADD)
- Depression, irritability, low energy/motivation, weight changes, low sex drive
- Insomnia and difficulty sleeping
- Situational stressors such as jobs, marital issues, and health problems
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems with friends or family
- Postpartum depression
If you are struggling with anything listed above, Dr. Alex can help. Practicing for over 10 years, Dr. Alex is a trusted source for help with mental health throughout the East Bay, including Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and beyond. Please note that our office does not do evaluations or letters regarding disability, legal or custody cases.
Dr. Alex’s Background
Dr. Alex Anastasiou was born near the areas of Livermore and Dublin. His parents, Dr. Mary and Dr. Stephen, are pediatricians in the area. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in biological sciences (emphasis in neurobiology, physiology, and behavior) as well as a minor in psychology. After medical school, he completed his post-graduate psychiatry residency training at the University of Nevada’s School of Medicine, where he served as a chief resident.
For people with anxiety, worry and fear can be overwhelming. With proper treatment, people can manage those symptoms and get back to a more functional way of life. Anxiety issues that Dr. Alex specializes in treating include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), sleeping problems, and social anxiety disorder.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders found in children, and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused, disorganization, forgetfulness, and hyperactivity or impulsivity in some people. Getting an ADHD evaluation and treatment can help you function at your best, whether it be in school or at work.
Depression is a mental state characterized by low mood, lack of interest, low energy, changes in appetite or weight, low sex drive, feelings of hopelessness, and poor concentration. Depression is one of the most common disorders and it can affect up to 20 percent of people during their life. Dr. Alex can help you pick the best depression treatment options so that you can start to feel better.