Outside of work, Dr. Harold enjoys exercising, reading, gardening, and spending time with his wife, two grown sons, and friends in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
James Harold, MD
Dr. James Harold is a board-certified psychiatrist with a deep-seated focus on adult mental health, nurturing a particular interest in psychotic and mood disorders.
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Dr. James Harold is a board-certified psychiatrist with a deep-seated focus on adult mental health, nurturing a particular interest in psychotic and mood disorders. His practice is grounded in a comprehensive diagnostic process, where he thoroughly identifies the specific mental health challenges his patients face. Following diagnosis, Dr. Harold engages in a detailed discussion with his patients about their available treatment options, which can include medication management, TMS, and esketamine.
The beginning of Dr. Harold’s passion for psychiatry occurred during his medical education at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, where the compelling intricacies of psychiatric care captured his attention. The residency that followed at the University of Maryland Medical System further cemented his resolve to aid those grappling with mental health issues, offering him profound insights into the importance of neurobiological approaches to treatment and the privilege of earning patient trust.
Dr. Harold’s approach with patients is characterized as collaborative and empathetic. He believes in the uniqueness of each patient’s journey and is dedicated to customizing treatment plans that are most helpful to their individual lives. He encourages patients to embrace an open-minded stance and to engage fully in the therapeutic process, understanding that a true and thorough understanding of their personal history and current circumstances is important for successful outcomes. This deep level of patient engagement is what Dr. Harold considers fundamental to achieving the most effective results in psychiatric care.
Education & Experience
Dr. James Harold’s educational journey in the field of psychiatry is marked by a robust foundation and diverse experiences. After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, he pursued his medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. His passion for mental health was further honed during his residency in psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical System, where he gained invaluable experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Over the years, Dr. Harold has become well-versed in the complexities of adult mental health, with a specialized focus on psychotic and mood disorders, shaping him into a knowledgeable and compassionate practitioner in his field.