About Alex Ledbetter, DO
Alex Ledbetter, DO, is a board-certified psychiatrist who sees children and adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. He is part of UC San Diego Health's child and teen and college mental health programs.
Dr. Ledbetter treats depressive disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, trauma and stressor-related disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), psychotic illnesses and behavioral issues that may arise from certain neurodevelopmental disorders.
He uses evidence-based approaches including medications and psychotherapy to develop individualized treatment plans. Dr. Ledbetter enjoys taking time to get to know his patients and the various biological, medical, psychological and social factors that may be impacting their mental health. He recognizes the importance of leaving time for adequate psychoeducation to ensure that each patient (and family) is comfortable with, and understands, their various treatment options.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Ledbetter is involved in the training of medical students, residents and fellows.
Dr. Ledbetter completed fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University. He completed residency training in adult psychiatry at the University of Central Florida. He earned hs medical degree at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Missouri.
Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, trying new foods and restaurants and spending time with friends, family and his dog, Lily.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Behavioral and Mental Health.
- A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
- University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Conditions and Treatments
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mental Health for College Students
- Child and Teen Psychiatry