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    David B. Adams, Ph.D., FAACP, FAPM
    Board Certified in Clinical Psychology

    Specializing in the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Pain

    Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology
    Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
    Fellow, American Psychological Association
    Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
    Emeritus Member - American Psychosomatic Society
    Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow-Emeritus, National Academy of Practice in Psychology
    Association of State and Provincial Professional Psychology Boards:
    Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate & Certificate of Professional Qualifications

    Atlanta Medical Psychology
    The Medical Quarters - Suite 251
    5555 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30342-1703
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    Atlanta psychologist, Dr. David B. Adams, is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and specializes in the psychological treatment of pain, depression, anxiety, sexual, and somatic symptom disorders in adults.

    Dr. Adams is in the network of most health insurance panels. Those seeking consultation should complete the Schedule An Appointment form.

    In addition to his private Atlanta practice, Dr. Adams consults nationally to physicians, nurses, attorneys, employers, insurers, police departments, school systems, risk-management organizations and rehabilitations centers. He provides education regarding the psychological factors in chronic pain, work-related injury, disability, depression, anxiety and sexual dysfunction.

    He is Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and it's Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice, Division of Psychotherapy; Society of Clinical Psychology, as well as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management .

    Dr. Adams is a Distinguished Practitioner & Emeritus-Fellow of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, a member of the American Psychosomatic Society, the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, a platinum member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and holds a Certificate of Professional Qualifications from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

    He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, holds two degrees from the University of Alabama and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Philadelphia.

    Dr. Adams has served on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Psychotherapy Bulletin, International Journal of Medical Psychotherapy, and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice and Training and for many years was a medical psychotherapy-contributing editor to the Psychotherapy Bulletin. Dr. Adams is the author of greater than sixty articles on the impact of psychological functioning upon claims of disability, including the 1991 textbook chapter on Diversification of Clinical Practice, the 1992 centennial article on Psychotherapy in the Medical & Surgical Arenas, and two 1997 orthopedic textbook chapters in Soft Tissue Injuries (Windsor & Lox, Eds.) regarding chronic pain and psychopharmacology.

    Since 1988, he has presented seminars and regional workshops to physicians, nurse case managers, attorneys, employers and insurers addressing the psychological aspects of physical disease and injury.
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    Atlanta Medical Psychology is located in Suite 251 of The Medical Quarters at the intersection of Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, Northside Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital (Peachtree-Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry Road). The office is accessible by interstates I-75, I-85, I-285 and Georgia 400. 404-252-6454

    Please consult the map to office for an overview of office access: OFFICE MAP

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    The website contains information about Dr. Adams and Atlanta Medical Psychology. It offers forums for the public, blogs for workers' compensation and brief descriptions of psychological disorders and psychological treatment. You will also find listed Dr. Adams' Educational Services, the scheduling of seminars, and joining his list service for Case Management Updates.

    There is a convenient OnLine Enrollment form for self-referred New Private Patients.

    There is also an online form for Diagnostic Consultation and Referral (Eg. for your physician, employer, attorney, insurer, nurse case manager) are available.

    Dr. Adams' clinical practice, Atlanta Medical Psychology, is located in The Medical Quarters in Sandy Springs, north side of Atlanta, at the junction of Scottish Rite, Northside and Saint Joseph's Hospitals.

    If you are concerned that you may be suffering from a depressive disorder, try our Self-Examination for Depression.

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    Dr. David B. Adams, is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and specializes in...

    Chronic Pain Mood disorders
    Anxiety disorders Psychosomatic disorders
    Sexual disorders Somatoform disorders

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    To Analyze and Synthesize

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    Except in the case of our profession or our hobbyist interests, we usually know just enough to get by. We know that we have a tooth ache but not how many teeth we have. We work as a plumber and can fix a leak, but we may not know how to repair an electrical circuit. We are dependent upon, if...

    Last Post By: Dr. Adams 03-28-2015, 12:46 PM Go to last post
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    Acute vs. Chronic

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    We use the experience of pain to signal that a problem exists and must be addressed. There are those who are unable to experience pain (Eg. congenital analgesia). It is a rare disorder, although there is a village in Sweden with a high incidence of the condition. For the rest of us, acute pain is...

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    There is a growing body of research on the negative impact of pain upon cognition. cognition is a group of mental processes that includes attention, memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and...

    03-26-2015 09:58 AM
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    "Protect Yourself"

    Dr. Adams’ Location on Google Maps "...and it's a job that is burning me out..." Two psychologists, one old and one young, were walking together to the parking lot. The young one is clearly...

    02-24-2015 09:36 AM
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    "Video Games"

    Dr. Adams’ Location on Google Maps A gaming console and an action game in 2015 dollars costs ~395.00 - less than the price of one month's supply of narcotics. Multiple articles over the past 10...

    02-17-2015 10:52 AM