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Sheenie Ambardar, M.D.
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Sheenie Ambardar, MD is a psychiatrist and a writer, and maintains a private practice in West Hollywood, CA called The Happiness Psychiatrist. She graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Dr. Ambardar did a clinical postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her Adult Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has worked for Kaiser Permanente Southern California as an Attending Physician, is an active member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Psychiatric Association, and has several first-author papers and publications to her credit.

For more information about Dr. Ambardar and her practice, please visit

Entries by Sheenie Ambardar, M.D.

On Olympians, Exercise, and Happiness

(11) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 8:22 AM

In early March of this year, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion in Los Angeles moderated by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, featuring the highly-decorated Olympic athletes Kerri Walsh Jennings, three-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, and Summer Sanders, winner of four Olympic medals in swimming, including two...

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My Books, My Friends

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:00 PM

"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -- such is a pleasure beyond compare." - 14th century Japanese monk Kenko Yoshida

Few experiences in life have the potential to be as profound, spiritual, transcendent, and...

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6 Surprising Ways to Be Happier

(91) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 12:00 AM

As a follow up to my previous post in May entitled "10 Ways to Improve Depression and Anxiety Without Meds," I thought I would offer up a few more suggestions on how to live a happier and more contented life, gleaned from my years observing and treating patients...

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10 Ways to Improve Depression and Anxiety without Meds

(66) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 7:50 AM

As a psychiatrist trained in psychopharmacology, it would be easy for me to rely exclusively on psychiatric medications as the be-all, end-all treatment option for patients with mood disorders. Psychiatric medications work, and they work fast, and I use them regularly in my practice to treat a host of problems...

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