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Sanjay Adhia

Psychiatrist

Dr. Sanjay Adhia is a top Psychiatrist in Houston, Texas. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Adhia is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Adhia is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Adhia is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Houston, TX, Dr. Adhia is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.

Dr. Adhia is double-Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). His practice focus is the psychiatric impact of a triggering event, which may be personal injury, physical and emotional abuse, violence, changed competency, with broad med-legal implications. Dr. Adhia also evaluates and treats psychiatric injury and disability in victims and alleged abusers.

Dr. Adhia's clinical practice is conducted in high-risk and security sensitive settings including maximum security prisons and correctional psychiatric hospitals, inmates on Death Row and segregated in Restrictive Housing. Dr. Adhia also volunteers with Physicians for Human Rights to assess victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death. In all populations, he assesses PTSD, Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. In psychiatric hospital, Dr. Adhia treats severe psychosis (Schizophrenia) and psychopathology.

Dr. Adhia’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support, whether a prisoner or an elder. Other factors are pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability.)

Dr. Adhia opines about medical malpractice and standard of care, including in government regulated and institutional settings.

As a physician, Dr. Adhia is qualified to review medical records and doctor reports. Dr. Adhia renders diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plans. He conducts thorough Independent Medical Examinations and review of records before issuing findings. Dr. Adhia is available to testify as an expert witness in civil, criminal, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.

Sanjay Adhia
  • Houston, TX
  • Accepting new patients

How does psychotherapy work in treating OCD?

The most well-known psychotherapy for OCD is exposure and response prevention therapy. I would recommend talking with a psychotherapist. There are more severe forms which would READ MORE
The most well-known psychotherapy for OCD is exposure and response prevention therapy. I would recommend talking with a psychotherapist. There are more severe forms which would require medicine along with therapy. Medicine and counseling will decrease the feelings of anxiety and the counseling will help with the behavior. The first-line medicine for OCD would be an antidepressant, which has relatively minor side effects compared to other medications.

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