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Depression Treatment & Help by John Gartner, Ph.D.

John Gartner, Ph.D.
is a psychologist living and working in Baltimore and New York. He can be contacted at: jg@johngartner.com


Physchology Today




For over twenty years Dr. Gartner has been a practicing psychotherapist and an esteemed teacher, training psychiatrists at Johns Hopkins University Medical School where he is on the part-time faculty. Dr. Gartner has devoted much of his professional life to treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Dr. Gartner began his work with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in 1987, after completing a post-doctoral fellowship on the topic at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, under the auspices of Dr. Otto Kernberg, noted authority in the field. People diagnosed with BPD have problems with impulsivity, mood swings, intense unstable relationships, and self destructive behaviors such as self-cutting.

The Spectrum of Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Gartner treats people at all levels of the bipolar spectrum from the classic manic depressive with a history of hospitalizations, to the high functioning hypomanic CEO who can't manage his or her impulses despite their great talents.

Because of his book, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a Little) Craziness and (a lot of) Success in America, Dr. Gartner is one of the most recognized names in the world in the study of hypomania. The New York Times recognized his book as one of the most important new ideas of 2005. This mildly manic temperament can be found among the most creative, charismatic, high functioning movers and shakers in many fields, and Dr. Gartner has suggested it has played a role in defining the American temperament. However, while the temperament has many upsides, there are typical problems hypomanics deal with related to managing their inborn impulsivity, impatience, inflated self esteem, risk taking that often reflects poor judgment, and vulnerability to addictive substances and behaviors.

Location, Appointments, Telephone Consultations

BALTIMORE: On the grounds of Baltimore’s historic Sheppard Pratt Hospital at 6525 N. Charles Street, Suite 135, Baltimore MD 21204. For an appointment please call 410-337-8207. 

NEW YORK: 185 Madison Ave (34th St.), 15th Fl, New York, Ny, 10016. For an appointment call 410-337-8207

Telephone consultations can also be arranged.