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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
    404-252-6454


    Atlanta psychologist, Dr. David B. Adams, is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and specializes in the psychological treatment of pain, mood, anxiety, sexual, and somatic symptom disorders in adults.

    Dr. Adams is in the network of most health insurance panels. Those seeking a consultation with Dr. Adams 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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  • Psychological Forum Posts

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    Treatment Boundaries

    Thread Starter: Dr. Adams

    When a private patient is referred, the limitation on the number of visits may be set by the health insurance carrier, but most often is unlimited. Approval is diagnosis-dependent and includes both situational (marital, occupational) problems and the emergence of enduring long term problems (major...

    Last Post By: Dr. Adams 01-25-2015, 05:00 PM Go to last post
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    Complex Social Interactions

    Thread Starter: Dr. Adams

    We are all anxious at one time or another, but when that anxiety continues unabated and interferes with social and occupational functioning, it becomes an anxiety disorder. Similarly, most of us have periods of depressed mood. When that depressed mood persists and results in significant...

    Last Post By: Dr. Adams 01-18-2015, 01:50 PM Go to last post
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  • Workers' Compensation Blog

    Dr. Adams

    Social Isolation

    The post injury role is isolating, if not alienating, to be an injured worker. A serious injury is a uniquely frightening and anxiety-provoking experience. The amount of tissue damage is rarely...

    01-14-2015 03:55 PM
    Dr. Adams

    "Fitness for Duty"

    Is a depressed patient still fit for duty?" A diagnosis of a mood, anxiety, addictive and other mental disorder is not a statement of disability. The diagnosis is a statement of the need for ...

    01-06-2015 11:33 AM
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    "Taking It Personally"

    Patients will have a need to discuss their doctors' visits. They will telephone those whom they feel serve an advocate role and will call for several reasons: 1. The most common is the feeling...

    12-28-2014 10:48 AM
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    Dopey Behavior?

    Either to increase the effects of pain medication or to serve as a substitute for them, injured workers will sometimes use alcohol and marijuana to self-medicate. Alcohol brings on its own series of...

    12-20-2014 10:44 AM