Stephen V. Sobel, M.D. graduated with Honors from Duke University and Vanderbilt University Medical School, and completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University prior to moving to San Diego, where he completed a Residency in Psychiatry at UC San Diego. Dr. Sobel is in the private practice of Psychiatry in San Diego and Carlsbad, CA with special interests in the treatment of Depression, Mania, Anxiety Disorders, Self-Esteem Issues, OCD, Eating Disorders, ADD/ADHD, and Work-Related Stress using short-term cognitive and dynamic psychotherapeutic techniques in addition to medication when indicated. Dr. Sobel also has an interest in Sports Psychiatry. He has been asked to serve as a Consulting Psychiatrist for the NFL, the San Diego Chargers, Major League Baseball, the San Diego Padres, and the American Hockey League San Diego Gulls. Dr. Sobel is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Supervising Psychiatrist for the award winning UCSD Free Clinic for the Homeless. Due to his expertise and experience, Dr. Sobel is asked to teach across the United States, Canada, and Europe and has lectured to tens of thousands of physicians and therapists about the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Psychopharmacology, and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Sobel has been honored by the United States Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress as Teacher of the Year, the only clinician ever so honored. He is the author of the highly acclaimed “Successful Psychopharmacology: Evidence-Based Treatment Solutions for Achieving Remission”.
Comments by attendees at lectures by Stephen V. Sobel, M.D.
Dr. Sobel is a gifted educator, the best at this conference! I rearranged my whole schedule just to be able to hear him again.
This is perhaps the best conference I have ever been to.
Dr. Sobel is an excellent speaker. He has tremendous knowledge and experience in Psychiatry. He gave me numerous clinical pearls.
Dr. Sobel was by far, the best speaker. Exceptionally knowledgeable but more or just as importantly – presents so well and keeps his audience engaged!
Dr. Sobel – AMAZING!!! Could have him speak the entire time. Very knowledgeable and easy to understand concepts
Dr. Sobel – thank you for the great and energetic presentation, on a subject that can be difficult to treat, I will use many of your suggestions
Dr. Sobel – great motivating clinical practice lecture
Dr. Sobel – your slides are structured perfectly for future reference. Lots of practical, helpful pearls and information. Thank you!
Dr. Sobel – excellent / obvious expert in field highly experienced.
I thought the depression / anxiety content was exceptional. I will be printing those slides and using them to hopeful better treat my patients
More time for Dr. Sobel!! So good!
Dr. Sobel – loved it! Great balance of the facts without being overwhelmed by graphs
Dr. Sobel – you are absolutely fantastic!!! What a lecture!!!
Amazing speaker- knowledgeable practitioner with lots of experience and great teaching skills, also has great time management skills. The best speaker today. He was exciting to listen to and he was easy to understand and follow.
The best speaker. Very dynamic Great information
“Successful Psychopharmacology: Evidence-Based Treatment Solutions for Achieving Remission” – Comments by Readers and Reviewers
This is the most well written and useful psychopharmacology text I have read. This book itself acts as an anxiolytic calming my own doubts and fortifying my confidence and knowledge. While user friendly, it is not an overnight read. It is a manual to refer to over and over. It helped turn some of my apprehension into fun.
An outstanding guide for mental health professionals and patients. In my close to fifty years of psychiatric practice I have not seen many books on this subject which are equals.
This book will definitely change the way I think in my clinical practice as a psychiatrist. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It helped me organize the knowledge in psychopharmacology in a way that other books will never do.
Dr. Sobel consistently emphasizes the goal of remission in psychopharmacological treatment. We should accept nothing less
This excellent book demonstrates why Dr. Sobel is so highly regarded in professional circles. It paves a solid pathway through which to regain that functional state that would otherwise elude the individual suffering from this medical problem.”
Dr. Sobel has a remarkable ability to describe neurobiology and the mechanisms of action of medications and he makes it clear how to achieve his stated goal of remission for mental health disorders. With straightforward, un-common sense and evident compassion for his patients, he provides templates for using medications so those who prescribe can find their way through the maze of choices to serve the patient most effectively.