Joshua Bess, MD

Joshua Bess, MD

Psychiatry Seattle, WA

Psychiatrist, Partner - Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center

Office Address

  • 1600 E Jefferson St
    Suite 401
    Seattle, WA 98122
    Phone: (206) 467-6300

Joshua Bess, MD

Psychiatry Seattle, WA

Psychiatrist, Partner - Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Psychiatry: General Psychiatry
  • Clinical Interests: Electroconvulsive Therapy; Catatonia; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Mood Disorders

Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Psychiatrist, PartnerSeattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center
    Seattle, WA
  • Medical DirectorUniversity of Michigan Health System
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Clinical Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Michigan Medical School
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Clinical Instructor (2008-2012)
  • Psychiatry Officer of the DayBattle Creek VAMC
    Battle Creek, MI

Education & Medical Training

  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Michigan Medical SchoolUniversity of Michigan Medical School
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersUniversity of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical LicenseActive through 2014
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry, 2010

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Psychiatry PGY-4 Class Advisor2011, 2012
  • Nancy CA Roeske MD Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student EducationAmerican Psychiatric Association, 2012
  • Completion of “Master Educator” CourseAssociation for Academic Psychiatry, 2012

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Benzodiazepines and stimulants for patients with substance use disorders.  Casher M, Gih D, Bess J, Current Psychiatry
  • Determination and Documentation of Insight in Psychiatric Inpatients: A Crucial and Often Neglected Psychiatric Mental Status Item.  Casher M, Bess J., Psychiatric Times
  • Confounding Factors in TRD (Part 1): The Role of Subtyping and Bipolarity.  Casher M, Gih D, Bess J, Agarwala P., Psychiatric Times

Books/Book Chapters

  • Manual of Inpatient Psychiatry.  
    Casher M, Bess J
    Editors: .Cambridge University Press, London


  • Pregnancy and parenting issues in psychiatry residency: a pilot study. Madaan V, Johnson J, Stowell K, Molander R, Khurana A, Bess J, Oldham R, Davis G, Gross A, Freyberg Z, 37th Annual Meeting of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, New Orleans
  • Evaluation of a computer-based intervention to enhance metabolic monitoring in adult psychiatry inpatients treated with second-generation antipsychotics. DelMonte M, Bostwick J, Bess J, Dalack G, 21st Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference, Ann Arbor MI
  • Elements of a curriculum on TBI for residents on the inpatient unit: Exploring the effects of clinical experience and formal didactics. Casher M, Tripathi V, Bess J, Association for Academic Psychiatry 2010 Annual Meeting, Pasadena CA


  • Bipolar Disorder in a Primary Care Clinic. Primary Care Conference, Packard Community Clinic (Washtenaw Community Support and Treatment Service
  • Mood Disorders. NAMI of Washtenaw Co FEST Program, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009-2012
  • Experience-Based Approach to Evidence-Based Psychiatry. Michigan Psychiatric Society Spring Meeting (“Teacher Day”), Saline MI

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