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Melissa Harbit, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Director, Forensic Psychiatry
Assistant Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program


Specialty Areas
Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Renard Building
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, Room 4408
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-2440
Fax:   314-747-4560
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
660 So. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box: 8134
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General adult psychiatry, mental health issues in civil litigation, criminal law, and administrative procedures, forensic psychiatry, education of medical students and resident physicians.

Board Certification
Psychiatry -- Certified
Forensic Psychiatry -- Certified

This physician is not able to accept new patients at this time.

Medical Education
B.S. : Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1993
Medical Degree: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 1997
Chief Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Fellowship: Forensic Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, 2002
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2009-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Newman WJ, Harbit MA. Folie a deux and the courts. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010;38(3):369-75.

Dinwiddie, S.H., Swallow, M., Yutzy, S.H., Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Practice. In Rubin, E.H., Zorumski, C.F. (Ed.) Washington University Adult Psychiatry, St. Louis, MO., Blackwell: 429-537, 2005

Swallow M., Yutzy, S.H., Dinwiddie, S.H., Forensic Issues. In Rubin, E.H., Zorumski, C.F. (Ed.) Washington University Adult Psychiatry, St. Louis, MO., Blackwell: 420-428, 2005

Swallow M., Ciccone JR: Legal Digest. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 30(3): 447-456, 2002

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Melissa Harbit.

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