OCD AND ANXIETY
Brett Johnson, MD, is board-certified in both child and adolescent and adult psychiatry.
Dr. Johnson completed undergraduate education at Emory University, where he obtained dual degrees in Biology and French Literature. He attended medical school at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine, he completed both General Psychiatry residency and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. During both residency and fellowship, he undertook specialized training in treating adults and children with Obsessive-Compulsive spectrum disorders. After graduation from fellowship, Dr. Johnson became the Assistant Director of the UCSD Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Program.
Dr. Johnson firmly believes in combination treatment, integrating both therapy and medications, when indicated. He has trained residents and fellows, including leading the Advanced Psychopharmacology seminar for trainees for many years. Dr. Johnson is trained and has treated many patients with both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. Dr. Johnson was the Chief Psychiatrist in a correctional setting where he oversaw the treatment of complex patients with multiple co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders. Dr. Johnson has also worked within the managed care sector, which allows him to work more effectively with insurance companies on obtaining coverage for medically-necessary treatments.