Michael A. Brooks, DO, JD


Michael A. Brooks, DO, JD


Dr. Brooks joined Psychiatry Northwest after numerous clinical encounters with patients impressed upon him the magnitude of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD as well as the widespread misunderstanding of this treatable disorder. He found that many patients had been treated with limited success for anxiety or depression that was actually secondary to unrecognized ADHD. Dr. Brooks was also drawn by Psychiatry Northwest’s desire to make Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation available to more patients for treatment of depression and other disorders.

Dr. Brooks has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in three specialties or subspecialties: Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. He is a graduate of The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Following graduation, and trained in Psychiatry at The University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Brooks then completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His additional degrees include Juris Doctor from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Washington, and Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Brooks has evaluated and treated children, adolescents and adults in numerous settings, including outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, acute evaluation and treatment centers, jails, prisons, juvenile facilities, and forensic psychiatric units. He is presently available for psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

In addition to particular interests in ADHD and TMS, Dr. Brooks professional concerns include bioethics and the interface between law and psychiatry. Private interests include various artistic and creative endeavors.

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