Dr. Melissa Vallas is a psychiatrist practicing in San Leandro, California. Dr. Vallas is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Vallas diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Vallas may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Vallas treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
Education and Training
MD at Xavier University
Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Articles and Publications
- Published Author
- Children's Book,
What do you attribute your success to?
- His upbringing, being focused on faith, determination and hard work.
- Eden Children Services
Dr. Melissa E. Vallas M.D.'s Practice location
San Leandro, California 94578Get Direction
, 94588Get Direction
PALO ALTO, CA 94304Get Direction
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