Jesse McClelland, MD, MPh
My name is Dr. Jesse McClelland. I am a Medical Director of Psychiatry Northwest practicing in Seattle, WA 98102.
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Jesse McClelland, MD, MPh
Jesse P. McClelland, M.D. M.P.H, Medical Director of Psychiatry Northwest™, is a Board Certified Psychiatrist dedicated to providing innovative, insightful care to his clients. His private practice offers outpatient treatment for adults and is located conveniently on Eastlake Avenue in South Lake Union District of Seattle. He provides comprehensive and individualized care for his patients, which may include therapy, medication management or both. He is trained in all areas of adult psychiatry including but not limited to ADHD/ADD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, psychosis, bipolar disorder, OCD, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder.
Dr. McClelland is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Washington State Psychiatric Association. He believes in proactive treatment seeking to introduce innovative psychiatric care, FDA approved technologies, cutting edge medication management, and holistic care. He is always searching for better, smarter, and more effective treatment and care solutions for his patients. Dr. McClelland attended Montana State University to complete his undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded each year to the top science students in the country. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he earned dual graduate degrees in medicine (M.D.) and a master’s in public health (MPH) with an emphasis in health systems management. He began his psychiatric residency at Tulane but after Hurricane Katrina decimated the hospital system in New Orleans, he completed his residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, one of the top psychiatric residency programs in the U.S.
Following graduation from his residency in 2009, Dr. McClelland consulted for the state of Washington conducting psychiatric evaluations for disability. During this period, he conducted thousands of psychiatric evaluations and gained expertise in rapidly diagnosing difficult cases. He then spent three years as a forensic psychiatrist at Western State Hospital. During his time there, he managed his own treatment teams and held important leadership positions, serving as chairman of the medical records committee and sitting on three other committees.
Dr. McClelland is a 4th generation Montanan, an avid skier, and a diehard 12. Go Hawks! He grew up in England attending the American School in London and had the good fortune to travel to many countries and learn about different cultures. He is a dedicated husband and father of two sons and two dogs.
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A New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease Treatment
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Antisocial Personality Disorder: The Diagnosable Sociopath
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Understanding Your Body's Stress Response Can Help You Stop Anxiety Attacks
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Uncontrollably Consuming Large Amounts of Food in One Sitting
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Keep a Sharp Mind
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Chemical Imbalances and Chronic Sadness
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Depression is not Inescapable, Climb out of Depression Today
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Long Term Depression Treatment
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Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive & Binge Eating
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GAD may be the Source of your Never-ending Worries.
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Eliminate Anxiety Surrounding Your Physical Health
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Trouble Falling Asleep
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Understand Your Metabolism & Long-Term Health
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Mood Disorders: Hidden Depression and Bipolar Disorder
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Natural Treatment May Improve Cognition and Focus in ADHD Patients
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Safe Remedies to Treat Anxiety as a Whole - Body, Mind & Spirit
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Natural Solutions to Manage Hypertension Effectively
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Train Your Brain
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Neurotransmitter Imbalance Treatment
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Nutritional and Vitamin Deficiencies in B12, D & More
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Food as Medicine for Your Depression
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Rituals, Thoughts, Behaviors
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An Addiction to Prescription Painkillers
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Panic Disorder
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Phobias are emotional and physical reactions to objects or situations.
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Could Your Brain be Hardwired for PTSD?
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Get Help with Posttraumatic Stress
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Supplement Your Health with the Benefits of Probiotics
Probiotics seem to be a trend in healthy living that everyone's heard of, but few know what they do. Probiotics are tiny microorganisms said to provide health benefits when ingested. The use of probiotics was first conceptualized in the early 1900's, but not popularized until the 80's.
Psychiatric Care for Anxiety, Depression & More
Many people worldwide suffer from mental disorders or require mental health treatment. This treatment is typically provided by psychiatrists, who practice psychiatry. Psychiatrists help people from all walks of life achieve mental clarity and overcome mental and personality disorders.
The First Step in Developing a Psychiatric Treatment Plan
For individuals who may be suffering from a psychiatric or psychological disorder, a psychiatric evaluation is the first step in developing a treatment plan. Family members often request psychiatric assessments for spouses, children or parents who need treatment but may not realize they are suffering from a mental disorder.
Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
Psychotherapy refers to the treatment of mental health conditions through the use of therapy. This therapy can come in many different forms, depending on the professional providing it and the individual needs of the patient. Most commonly, psychotherapy is provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals.
Treat Psychiatric Disorders by Altering Chemical Levels in the Brain
If you are suffering from a psychiatric or psychological disorder, psychotropic medications may work alone to address symptoms, or can be used in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral treatment and individual or group psychotherapy. These medications can alter chemical levels in the brain and impact behavior, mood and complex mental functions like thought patterns.
Identify the Causes and Symptoms of RLS
Restless leg syndrome, also known as RLS, is a sleep disorder that affects many people. Those who have restless leg syndrome are often unable to sleep or sit for a long time, due to an irritation or pain in the legs that is only stopped by moving.
Discover the New Classification System for Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a pervasive, life-altering mental disorder that presents with hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, cognitive disorders and movement issues. Those with schizophrenia can be mentally consumed by the illness. As one of the most severe mental illnesses, schizophrenia is controllable.
Seasonal Depression Occurring in the Fall and Winter Months
If you suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), you usually feel depressed as the season changes from summer to fall, and the depression continues into the winter months. Seasonal affective disorder can also be experienced in the spring and summer but is less common.
Your Fear of Separation Can Be Treated with Support and Therapy
Separation anxiety is common among toddlers and makes them afraid or distressed when they leave places or people that they've become attached to. Separation anxiety disorder is when this fear persists to adolescent or adulthood, causing symptoms like stomachaches or nightmares. Therapy and medication can help you overcome this anxiety.
Find out if your Anxiety is Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a mental health condition in which sufferers feel intense anxiety from social interaction. While many of us experience anxiety in job interviews or on first dates, those with SAD experience intense anxiety from common everyday occurrences, and at a level that causes significant emotional distress.
Symptoms and Treatment of Social Anxiety
People with social anxiety disorder are afraid of doing basic, seemingly normal things in front of others. This may include being afraid to eat or drink in front of others, speak to a new person or just go out the front door. Some people will experience anxiety only in certain settings
Therapy Can Relieve the Stress of Somatic Symptom Disorder
Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is a condition which causes you to feel extreme anxiety about physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue, and leads you to believe that serious health conditions may exist when they don't. These intense thoughts, feelings or behaviors can have a negative effect on your quality of life and are usually treated with therapy.
Keep Your Tension Low
While stress itself is not a medical condition, it can have a very real effect on our health. Excessive anxiety can lead to a range of ailments including heart disease, high blood pressure, and weakened immune system. It can affect sleep and eating habits, leading to weight gain or a general "burnt-out" feeling.
Advanced Treatment of Depression
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation a Noninvasive Treatment for Stubborn Depression
Treatments for depression and migraine headaches usually revolve around a combination of medications, some of which carry distasteful side effects. In 2007 the FDA approved transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a new non-invasive treatment option which has been growing in popularity.
A Mental Health Disorder Involving Pulling Out Your Hair
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