JOSHUA BESS, MD
Dr. Bess is a highly regarded teacher and psychiatrist. His clinical interests include ECT and other brain stimulation therapies, thoughtful pharmacotherapy of treatment-resistant mood disorders and the treatment of catatonia. Dr. Bess has authored several papers and is co-author of the Manual of Inpatient Psychiatry, now in its second edition. He has held leadership positions, including serving as President of the Washington State Psychiatric Association from 2019-2020.
Patient Care Philosophy
“I’m most passionate about helping the people who feel like they have exhausted all options. I have never told a patient I am out of ideas, that I don’t have anything to offer them.”
Education and Training
Residency: Michigan Medicine
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
College: Swarthmore College