Fadi Haddad, M.D., is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist based in New York City. Dr. Haddad is also a clinical assistant professor in Child and Adult Psychiatry at New York University’s School of Medicine. He has been affiliated with NYU since 2005 and has functioned in multiple positions as an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital. His background as a pediatrician in his home country, his training at the Yale Child Study Center and his expertise in emergency psychiatry led to his involvement in opening the Child Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at Bellevue Hospital, of which he is now the director.
Dr. Haddad has provided clinical care in multiple emergency settings, including as an attending doctor in an adult psychiatric emergency room. As Director of the Mobile Crisis Unit and Crisis Clinic at Bellevue, Dr. Haddad gained expertise in crisis intervention. Through his work in these last two settings, Dr. Haddad developed an interest in bridging outpatient, in-patient and community psychiatry. He has published articles and given presentations on this topic. The needs for both pediatric crisis intervention and a child psychiatric emergency room are a focus of Dr. Haddad’s current work.
Dr. Haddad is an educator. He is involved in teaching and supervising residents in the general psychiatry program at NYU and fellows in child psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center. His teaching is focused on community psychiatry as well as emergency and crisis intervention.
In his private practice, Dr. Haddad treats children, adolescents and adults. He provides medications-management, psychotherapy and consultations for treatment.
In his evaluation of children and adolescents, Dr. Haddad focuses on developmental, behavioral, academic, school and family issues. To provide the highest level of care, Dr. Haddad seeks information from all parties involved in his patients’ lives, such as school counselors, teachers, mental health professionals and previous treatment-providers. He provides treatment for patients as well as guidance for parents and families.
Dr. Haddad has a special interest in providing treatment for adopted children and adoptive families. He developed this interest during his training at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut, where he worked in a psychiatric child state hospital with children in foster care and in the adoption process.
In addition to addressing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar schizophrenia and ADHD, Dr. Haddad provides treatment for gay and lesbian individuals as well as immigrants who are struggling with specific cultural issues.
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