Dr. Richard J. Metzner joined the U.C.L.A. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1973. He is a clinical professor, whose longstanding research interest has been the matching of antidepressant medications to depressive subtypes. Dr. Metzner maintains a private practice in psychiatry and psychopharmacology in Beverly Hills, California.
Background and Training:
B.A. in psychology at Stanford University, 1963
M.D. at Johns Hopkins, 1967
Psychiatric residency at Stanford Medical Center, 1968-71
Division of Manpower and Training, National Institute of Mental Health, Washington, D.C., 1971-1973.
Practice style: Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and existential, focusing on both specific factors that guide the matching of particular approaches to individual patients and common factors that contribute to the effectiveness of all therapies.
Type of Patients: Outpatient treatment of individuals and couples from young adults to geriatric, with emphasis on affective, anxiety, addictive and relationship disorders.