Arsalan Darmal, MD

Southern California


Dr. Arsalan Darmal is a Diplomate of American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He completed his General Psychiatry Residency and Child Psychiatry Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1995. He has been involved in teaching and training medical students, general psychiatry residents, and child psychiatry fellows at John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu Hawaii. He served as Chair of Risk Management Committee at Hawaii State Hospital; Member of Medical Executive Committee at Hawaii State Hospital; Member of Quality Assurance Committee: HSH; and Member of Peer Review Committee, Queens Medical Center. He has Grand Round presentations on “Steroid Hormones and Behavior”; “Neuro-imaging in Psychiatry” for Dept. of Psychiatry; “New Strategies in Treatment Refractory Psychosis” for Hawaii State Hospital Staff; “Child Psycho Pharmacology” for Queen’s Hospital Family Treatment Center Scientific Forum. He has given Seminars on Anxiety Disorder, Physiopathology, and Child Development. His areas of interest are ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders. He has received multiple awards including Outstanding Teacher Award 2003-2004, Dept. of Psychiatry JABSOM; and Teacher of the Year Award 1999-2000, Dept. of Psychiatry JABSOM.

How Amen Clinics Are Unique

At the Amen Clinics, comprehensive evaluations are of paramount importance. These evaluations include computerized diagnostic interviews, qEEGs, and SPECT imaging. Dr. Darmal explains how SPECT aids in the discovery of comorbid (co-occurring) conditions, and, when treating an entire family, can shed light on traits in children which may have been inherited from their parents, such as ADHD and ADD.

SPECT in Detail

The ability to perform SPECT images and read them correctly are unique advantages you can gain from treatment at the Amen Clinics. Learn from Dr. Darmal, a “brain doctor” at Amen Clinics Newport Beach, about what your treatment team will be looking for when they read your SPECT images and how that helps them understand what to treat.


Did you know that CAT scans and MRIs cannot show the complete picture of mild and moderate brain injury? Unless the trauma is severe, a SPECT scan may be a more effective diagnostic tool. Dr. Darmal explains why.

The Importance of Looking at Family History

Amen Clinics psychiatrist Dr. Darmal shares the advantages of treating the whole family at Amen Clinics: one person’s psychological condition may affect the emotional and behavioral health of others. Dr. Darmal attributes higher success rates at the Amen Clinics in part to the clinics’ ability to treat the family as a whole.

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