For 35 years, I've treated Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder, and for most of those years, taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins.
Education & Credentials
John D. Gartner Ph.D.
License # 2252
Licensed in MD
Practicing Since 1984
Education: Princeton University B.A. in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude,
University of Massachusetts. Ph.D in Clinical Psychology,
New York University/Bellevue Medical Center Psychology Internship,
New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center, Post Doctoral Fellow
John D. Gartner Practice Details
Available In-Person in Baltimore, MD 21218
John D. Gartner Practice Description
Five years ago, I introduced mindfulness meditation into my practice The calm self-awareness a disciplined meditation practice can provide is a powerful tool in self-regulation that can help you make better choices in the moment.
More meditation can mean less medication, if you can learn to regulate yourself. While medication can be an invaluable tool, I am of the opinion that there is a trend in our field to over-medicate. Since most medications have side effects, less is often more.
While I treat all forms of bipolar disorder, I have a particular interest in hypomania, a mildly manic temperament often found in creative successful people. I teach you how to gain self-control while at the same time not losing your creative spark. My book, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a Little) Craziness and (a lot of) Success in America, linking hypomania to success and the American character was named by the New York Times Sunday Magazine as one of the most "innovative and important new ideas of 2005."
Borderline Personality Disorder
BPD is very treatable, but it's important to see a specialist.
I began my practice after completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Treatment of Borderline Disorder at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, using the methods pioneered Dr. Otto Kernberg. For the last 5 years, I've integrated some aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) into my practice, especially mindfulness meditation.