Dr. Jacob Palathinkal is a child and adolescent psychopharmacologist who has a private practice on the North Shore of Long Island. Dr. Palathinkal is affiliated with multiple hospitals and universities. His extensive experience in treating children and adolescent with the most difficult presentation have made him a source of referral for many other mental health professionals in the community. Dr. Palathinkal specializes in ADHD, Bipolar disorder, OCD and other co-morbid disorders.



“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” -Freud

There are no two patients who are alike, their symptoms may appear similar, but they are individuals with different upbringing, different culture, different religious views and the most important different genetic makeup. I practice psychiatric treatment based on the individual person and not based just on the standard treatment protocol. Science and evidence-based treatment guidelines directs patients’ treatments and outcomes. Patients are viewed holistically with parents, teachers and external providers involved.

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology
  • Graduate from California Southern University
  • Masters in Nursing as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers University (UMDNJ)
  • Board Certified Psychiatric NP
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy training from NYU



Child or Adolescent

“Child development”, or “child and adolescent development” refer to the process of growth
and maturation of the human individual from conception to adulthood.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not just a disorder of childhood. ADHD
affects every aspect of
a person’s life, whether it’s at school, work, or in relationships. ADHD
is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Early neurodevelopmental deviations are suspected in
to the development of this disorder, along with environmental and genetic contribution.
ADHD is highly
heritable and highly co-morbid with other psychiatric diagnosis.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is characterised by unreasonable thoughts and fears
(obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviors.


A mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest
in activities causing significant impairment in daily life.


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