Christopher Wilson, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Christopher Wilson has been in the psychiatry field for over twenty years, and works with patients who have treatment-resistant depression, as well as ADHD, PTSD, and other mood disorders.

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More about Christopher Wilson, MD

Dr. Christopher Wilson has been in the psychiatry field for over twenty years and works with patients who have treatment-resistant depression, as well as ADHD, PTSD, and other mood disorders. During medical school, he was drawn to psychiatry and wanted to learn how and why the brain worked the way it did. He prefers to utilize psychotherapy in order to collaborate with patients and form a genuine connection with them. He has worked in emergency psychiatry, inpatient services, a psychotherapy-based private practice, community mental health services, and behavioral health in large multispecialty medical groups.

Dr. Wilson has witnessed the difficulties and struggles of those who don’t respond to medications. He understands how each patient’s treatment plan is different from one another. He believes that alternatives such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine nasal treatments can make a big difference in treatment methods.

Dr. Christopher Wilson’s ideal patient is someone who is willing to collaborate with him to create the best treatment plan possible for their unique needs. He enjoys answering questions so each patient understands the process. He also aspires to be a supportive ally for patients who are LGBTQIA+ or from any other minority community.

Personal Interests

Dr. Wilson has been in the area for 22 years. He enjoys all the opportunities for urban and cultural activities as well as escaping into the outdoors. He is primarily focused on being a father, but also enjoys skiing, hiking, backpacking, and going to live music venues around Seattle.

Education & Experience

Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1996 before earning his Doctorate at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2000. From there, he did his Psychiatry Residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in 2004.

He served several positions as a psychiatrist in private residencies and worked his way up to being a Medical Director. Most recently, he served his patients has a clinical psychiatrist.

Publications

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may induce language switching in bilingual patients, Authors: Dr. Paul Holtzheimer, Walid Fawaz, MD; Christopher Wilson, MD; David H Avery, MD.  Brain and Language. 2005     Sep;94(3):274-7.

Presentations:

Psychiatric Medications and Medical Clearance, training lecture for Washington Designated Crisis Responders Academy, 11/4/2019

 

Psychiatric Medications and Medical Clearance, training lecture for Washington Designated Crisis Responders Academy, 11/5/2018

 

Psychiatric Medications and Medical Clearance, training lecture for Washington Designated Mental Health Professionals Academy 3/26/2018

Benzodiazepines, presented at TEC Primary Care Practice Updates, 2/10/2018

 

The Prefrontal Cortex, from Phineas Gage to PET, given at the University of   Washington, at the Seattle VA hospital, and at Harborview Medical Center, 2004

 

Object Relations and Dream Interpretation, given as a lecture to first year residents in the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency program, 2004

 

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, given as a lecture to first year          residents in the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency program, 2003

 

The Neuroscience of PTSD, given to the Department of Psychiatry noon conference at the Seattle VA hospital, 2002

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