Dr. Goldman is Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in practice since 1998, who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and pharmacologic treatment of a wide variety of mental health disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. His practice scope encompasses a wide variety of behavioral, developmental, and emotional disorders. Dr. Goldman limits his practice to the psychopharmacologic intervention and treatment of disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD across ages from 4 to 65 years old. Researching and utilizing the most up-to-date and cutting-edge treatment modalities is the prime focus for Dr. Goldman’s practice, being one of the few physicians in the United States to use Ketamine infusions for Treatment Resistant Depression.
Dr. Goldman is a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He then completed his psychiatric residency through Parkland Hospital and underwent fellowship training through Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Previously, Dr. Goldman worked at The Minirth Clinic in Richardson, Texas before opening his private practice. Dr. Goldman is the co-founder of Southlake Psychiatric & Counseling Center and has been in the Southlake community since 2003. Through frequent Continuing Medical Education program attendance and consistent study of the constantly-updated psychiatric medical literature, Dr. Goldman seeks to provide the latest in state-of-the-art medication treatment of psychiatric disorders. As the medical evidence demonstrates, Dr. Goldman strongly encourages a multi-modal treatment approach that includes medication(s) as well as individual and/or family psychotherapy and counseling. With his many professional connections in the area, he coordinates finding the most appropriate psychotherapist for each individual's needs, as well as makes relevant referrals to skilled psychologists that can provide comprehensive psychological and neurocognitive testing when needed.
A diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Goldman is also certified in Clinical Psychopharmacology by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He currently is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, co-founder of the Northeast Tarrant County Mental Health Professionals, and a member of Mensa International. Dr. Goldman strongly believes in the coordinated treatment of psychiatric disorders involving coordination and connecting with psychotherapists, primary care physicians, and family members where appropriate. Always a student of the art and science of medicine, Dr. Goldman participates in a variety of Continuing Medical Education activities and searches through the medical literature for promising and upcoming new directions in medical psychiatric treatment to be on the cutting edge of psychopharmacology. As such, he is one of few psychiatrists in the United States offering outpatient Ketamine treatment for severe treatment-resistant depression and bipolar depression; oxytocin for autism spectrum disorders (Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, High-Functioning Autism); and the latest options in the treatment of alcohol abuse and addiction.
Education and Training
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School 1994
Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN
Dr. William T Goldman MD's Expert Contributions
First, you must talk with your treatment provider about your desire to stop medication. That person can help address any side effects you may be having, as well as guide you as to how to taper down slowly on your medication, if appropriate. You should NOT just stop an antidepressant. Second, studies show that if you have been taking an antidepressant medication for 9-12 months, and are feeling back to your normal self (= remission from depression) and this is your first depressive episode, then after proper tapering from the medication you will have about a 50% chance of not having a depressive episode again. Third, that being said, there is a 50% risk of lifetime recurrence- meaning you will want to watch for signs of a returning depression which can occur months to years later. Coordinating with your prescriber on discontinuing antidepressant medications is the best thing you can do for yourself. READ MORE
Being overweight or obese has absolutely nothing to do with being allowed to take anxiety medications- totally safe READ MORE
That depends on the specific antidepressant and you. There are some people that experience sedation with antidepressants, and there are some antidepressants more likely than others to cause sedation. On the other hand, Lexapro (escitalopram) for example can cause one person to be sedated, another to feel insomnia, and others to have no change in their energy level. The antidepressants that seem to be the most sedating are the older tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, for example), trazodone, mirtazepine, paroxetine, and maybe duloxetine. Often switching the antidepressant timing from a morning dose to a bedtime dose can help with this situation, but if it does not, then talk to your prescriber about alternative antidepressants. READ MORE
Simply, antidepressant medications are NOT harmful (unless they are causing side effects), and they absolutely are NOT addictive. READ MORE
There are a lot of reasons why you may be experiencing high anxiety, usually viewed as "situational" and biologic. Since I do not know the details of your life, I cannot comment on the situational aspects that may be playing a role in generating or perpetuating your anxiety. As far as biological determinants of abnormal anxiety, there are anxiety disorders that can be caused by substances (alcohol, cannabis, others), caused by illness or a disease process (Mitral Valve Prolapse, heart arrhythmias, endocrine disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementias, to name a few) and those caused by genetics. At 22 years of age, I would wonder if you have a family history of anxiety in your blood relatives, after ruling out all the other potential causes. For example, Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a disorder characterized by chronic levels of worry that wax and wane over periods of time, often to the point that a person is considered a "worry wart." There is a large genetic component to this, but like almost all psychiatric disorders, also has non genetic factors as well. READ MORE
There really is no "best" antidepressant for anxiety, as almost all antidepressants can treat a variety of anxiety disorders. Pharmaceutical companies like to try to convince prescribers that one product is better than another, but that simply is not true. The exception is that Wellbutrin has typically very little anti-anxiety benefits. Almost by definition, the "best" antidepressant is the one that works well with your body chemistry, adn there is no way to pick the one that would be right for you without simply trying them. One caveat to this trial-and-error method is that if you have a first degree relative that has taken some antidepressant and done well on it, then the odds lean towards you trying that one first, since genetics have something to do with response to antidepressants. But, this is not a science; usually you need to try a few before finding the one just right for you. READ MORE
There is no evidence that any particular food reduces depression. That being said, there are some dietary supplements that can reduce depression and are worth trying: the omega-3 fatty acid Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), S-Adenyl Methionine (SAMe), L-Tyrosine, 5-hydroxytryptophan, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, St. John's Wort, and the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum have medical evidence that they can help. In fact, St. John's Wort is prescribed in Europe for mild to moderate depression. Given that there is a high concentration of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA) in fish, it would make sense to eat massive amounts of fish in your quest to find a "food" that could help depression... READ MORE
Antidepressant medications affect the brain by interacting with specific neurochemical receptors on nerve cells and inducing changes in the chemical signaling of those cells with specific regions in the brain. The principal three neurochemicals that are targeted in the brain by medication are serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. These are the three neurochemicals that seem to be mainly involved in regulating mood, anxiety, motivation and pleasure, among other effects. These changes and modification of nerve cell functioning are temporary, thus it is necessary to continue to take antidepressant medication daily for lengthy periods of time (at least one year) to achieve and sustain the antidepressant effect. READ MORE
Anxiety is fundamentally the cause of most anger issues, yes. Although it may go unrecognized at first, if you would look back objectively to the beginnings of an anger outburst, more likely than not there were several flashes of thought involving fear or worry or panic that triggered the anger. Recall the "fight or flight or freeze" scenario: a sudden trigger of adrenaline often triggers a behavioral response we see as either aggression or rage. The degree of anger that the underlying fear sets off differs- people without "anger problems" are able to use coping mechanisms to control the extent of their responses in socially acceptable ways, whereas people with "anger problems" are unable to contain and regulate the extent of their aggressive emotional energy and so are seen as acting outside the bounds of socially accepted norms of behavior. READ MORE
Contrary to some peoples' beliefs, antidepressant medications are NOT addictive. Antidepressants are not abusable, nor do people develop a tolerance for them, unlike addictive substances such as alcohol, nicotine, opioid, etc. Unfortunately, the notion that antidepressant medication may be addictive has kept many people for receiving the proper mental health help they need by avoiding trying antidepressants. READ MORE
- Gabapentin for treatment of bipolar and schizoaffective disorders.
- Cultured epidermal autograft and the treatment of the massive burn injury.
- Use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes in burn patients.
- An improved technique for needle localized biopsy of occult lesions of the breast.
- Diminishing blood loss during operation for burns.
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Adjunct Clinical Professor Univ of Texas at Arlington 2014 - Present
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
- Univ Tx Southwestern Med Sch, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Univ Tx Southwestern Med Sch, Psychiatry
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program
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- Unlikely Heroes
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- Autism in Adults
The vast majority of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will eventually grow up to be adults with ASD. So, what happens when someone with ASD or Asperger’s syndrome grows up, leaves school, and makes a transition to adult life? You will have to consider registering for college, applying...
- Drugs for Autism Symptoms: Anxiety and Depression
What is autism?Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a medical condition in which a person has challenges with public behavior, speech, and non-verbal communication. Autism is a life-long developmental disability, and it affects people how people perceive the world and how they interact with...
- Learning About the Beck Depression Inventory
Depression and AnxietyDepression and anxiety are disorders that are different from each other, but people suffering from depression often have symptoms that closely resemble those of anxiety. The disorder, in fact, starts out as anxiety, and if not treated at the right time with the right diagnosis,...
- Everything You Need to Know About Anxiety Disorder
It’s quite normal to feel nervous and have butterflies in your stomach before going to a job interview, a blind date or making an important decision. This anxiousness is body’s natural response to stress and danger. It is an automatic alarm that rings when you feel threatened, under pressure, or...
- The History of Muscular Dystrophy
What is muscular dystrophy?Muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder, which is often characterized by a progressive type of muscular degeneration and weakness. There are several types of muscular dystrophy, wherein each type eventually leads to an increased disability, strength loss, and potential...
- Is Schizophrenia a Mental Illness?
It is a formidable task to define schizophrenia unless we accept an unsatisfactory definition that consists of a list of the most common characteristics of the disorder.Some psychiatrists consider schizophrenia as an illness, others a syndrome, a mental mechanism, or even a way of living. There is...
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