Dr. Peter Forster
San Francisco, CA
36 years experience male
I am interested in people with mood disorders (depression, bipolar) and people with anxiety (especially posttraumatic stress). I am on the faculty at UCSF. I have a passionate interest in working to fight stigma against mental illnesses. I have a blog entitled MoodSurfing.com that talks about my long interest in helping people live creatively with moods.The clinic that I work at has its own webpage - http://www.gatewaypsychiatric.com/dr-peter-forsters-practice.
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United States: California
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Dec 2, 2012
I am delighted to endorse Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, Peter L. Forster MD. He is a superb psychiatric diagnostician and psychopharmacologist. I have referred patients, friends and person...Read More
Nov 3, 2012
Excellent diagnostician, psychopharmacologist, and great understanding of systems.
May 7, 2016
I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime & lethargy please suggest treatment.
Dear Peter, It is well past time that I insist to you that you are not pretty good at persuading me that you are not an exemplary physician. Given all the negatives, that is to say that you are a sup...Read More
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Education & Training
UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Best Doctors in America
Gateway Psychiatric Services
Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF