Introduction to Dr. Mark Smith
I was trained as a medical doctor at Saint Antoine University Medical Center, University of Paris VI, France. I was an attending psychiatrist "Chef de Clinique" at the Salpétrière University Hospital in Paris. My psychiatry residency in the U.S. was at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York, with additional fellowships at the Psychiatry Department of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York as well as at the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, both in Bethesda, Maryland.
I have worked extensively mental health issues of patients with physical illness and in particular the effect of sex hormones on human behavior. This includes problems linked to menstrual-related and menopausal-related disorders, disorders of male or female sexual function and the phenomenon of "Andropause" (male menopause). I have also had extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, including both medications and behavioral techniques.
In the Washington, D.C. area I have held positions as Attending Physician or Medical Director at: Comprehensive Neurobehavioral Services Unit, George Washington University Hospital; Neuropsychiatric Service, Riverside Hospital; Mental Health Unit, Family and Child Services: Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health System at Anne Arundel in Crownsville; Woodbourne Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Baltimore, Institute for Life Enrichment; RIMS Center for Enrichment & Development and others.
Clients come to me for evaluations, medication management, short-term counseling and longer-term psychotherapy. My approach is eclectic, collaborative and interactive. I will most often be able to offer practical suggestions and/or give prescriptions at the initial 1hr visit. Subsequent visits are usually for 1hr, at a rhythm convenient to the client, but usually at least monthly initially.