Carol E. Watkins, M.D.

 Carol Watkins, MD

Northern County Psychiatric Associates

Carol Watkins,


Board Certified in Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry



you can trust for your entire family…



There is a

moment of clarity, when a person realizes the power they have to control their

own life. Thoughts, feelings and beliefs can manifest themselves as either

destructive or healing behaviors. Whether the problem is due to a biologically

based illness or events in one’s life, no one needs to continue to be the

victim. I help each of my patients to become actively involved in their own

health and recovery. 





to help you heal



No matter how out

of balance a person feels, I believe that he or she has an inner capacity to

move toward health and wholeness. I see my work as becoming a partner in helping

them discover the tools needed to reach their own concept of health. That is why

I take the time to perform an accurate and thorough clinical diagnosis. With

this information, I can truly get to the root of a patient’s problem and

develop a treatment plan that brings about a positive change and improved mental




  • Diplomate:

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry;

  • Diplomate:

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Fellow of the

    American Psychiatric Association




with every patient



My patients have

always taught me critical lessons about the challenges of living with mental

illness. Even more important, they taught me one very valuable lesson that I

continue to hold in the highest esteem today: My role as a psychiatrist is to

not only alleviate the symptoms of mental illness, but o also help individuals

redefine themselves. Through proper treatment, I am able to help my patients

make lasting changes in their sense of self, their relationships, and their




  • Chief Child

    Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: University of Maryland

  • Fellowship,

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: University of Maryland

  • General

    Psychiatry Residency: University of Maryland

  • Externship:

    Developmental Pediatrics: University of Virginia

  • Externship:

    Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback: University of Virginia

  • MD: University

    of Virginia

  • BS, Magna Cum

    Laude: Davidson College

  • Brodie Award

    for Psychotherapy

  • Muncie Award

    for Research




at the top of her field



I believe that to

work successfully with my patients, I must be knowledgeable of the changing

issues they face in their lives, the limitations they have encountered based on

their history, and do my best to understand life from their perspective. My work

requires not only a solid understanding of the developmental and mental-health

issues, it also requires rigorous and ongoing interaction with my peers to stay

abreast of the latest breakthroughs.



  • Distinguished Fellow of the

    American Psychiatric Association

  • Editorial

    Board: Diabetes Forecast

  • Editorial

    Board: Maryland Medicine

  • Chair:

    Women’s Issues Committee, Baltimore County Medical Association

  • Professional

    Advisory Board for Greater Baltimore CHADD

  • Professional Advisory

    Board National ADDA (Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)

  • Member:

    American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent

    Psychiatry, Maryland Med Chi, Maryland Regional Council for Child and

    Adolescent Psychiatry, Professional Advisory Board, Greater Baltimore CHADD,

    American Society for Clinical Hypnosis,  American Association for Therapeutic

    Humor, Society for the Study of Light and

    Biological Rhythms.






County Psychiatric Associates

Experienced help for the challenges you face 


Offices in

Lutherville and Monkton, Maryland


Psychiatric Services for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families

Serving Patients from Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and York Counties

16829 York Road

P.O. Box 544, Monkton, MD 21111

2360 West Joppa Road #223, Lutherville, MD 21093



Fax: 410-343-1272

Visit our web site

to download our articles on AD/HD, Depression, Bereavement, OCD, Parenting and



slides from our previous lectures and presentations

Dr. Watkins will present a

conference at the national meeting of CHADD

(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder in October 2002. The topic

will be practical management of stimulant medications in AD/HD.

Dr. Watkins will present a talk on

diagnosis or Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults at a meeting of GUILD, an

organization for adults with learning differences, December 12, 2002.

Dr. Watkins presented an interactive

workshop on bullying at Norbell

School April 23, 2002

Dr. Watkins spoke on

Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents and on Stimulant Medications for

Maryland Chapter of the NASW.

Dr. Watkins was apresenter at the


Interdisciplinary Conference on AD/HD March 9, 2002, Loyola College Graduate

Center, Timonium, MD. Her talk deal with side effects of medications used to

treat AD/HD.

Dr. Brynes was featured in an

article for The Reporter, the Online Journal for the American Anxiety Disorders

Association, September, 2001, New

Thinking on Anxiety and Aging: Anxiety Disorders Common in the Elderly


Dr. Watkins was interviewed for an article on bullying in the Prince

George’s Sentinel Newspaper, September 2001.

Dr. Watkins given the Volunteer of

the Year Award by National CHADD at their annual conference in Los Angeles,

October 2001.

Ms. Preller was featured on the

television show, “Teens Talk Back” discussing family issues related to

drug and alcohol abuse.

“Dr. Watkins will be the

featured speaker at the First

Annual CHADD Charity Golf Tournament, May 14, 2001 in Ijamsville, MD Call

the CHADD National Office at (301) 306-7070×110  for more information.

Dr. Watkins was appointed to the

editorial board of Maryland Medicine

Dr. Watkins was appointed to the

editorial board of Diabetes Forecast, a journal of the American Diabetes


Attention Deficit Disorder in Girls

and Women

Dr. Watkins will present a talk at the BCMA Women’s Issues Committee May 18,

2001 at 12:30PM. This meeting is open to Maryland physicians and members of the

medical auxiliary societies. Call 410-296-1232 for more information.

Dr Watkins was elected to be a

fellow of the American Psychiatric Association Fall 2000.

Families Involved Together: Dr.

Watkins will present a workshop on “Your ADHD Child” at the F.I.T.

annual meeting November 4, 2000 1:00 to 2:30 PM in Baltimore. For more

information call F.I.T. at 410-464-2606.

Dr. Watkins will present a talk on

Medications for Adults and Children with AD/HD at Greater Baltimore CHADD on

December 6 at 7 PM. The meeting will be at the Towson Unitarian Universalist

Church, 1701 Dulaney Valley Road. Call 410-377-0249 for more information.


Magazine Dr. Watkins was quoted in the November 2000 article

“More than the blues: learn how to spot kids’ depression”


Magazine: October 2000 Dr. Watkins was interviewed about Medications for

Preschoolers with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

Dr. Watkins will present a talk on

social skills at the White Oak School in Baltimore County on October 12, 2000 at

7 PM.

Dr. Watkins will be featured on a

live web conference at 9 PM Eastern Daylight Time September 27, 2000 on

Medications for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Dr. Brynes will be featured on a

live web conference at 9 PM Eastern Daylight Time September 28, 2000 on

Medications for Depression.

Dr Watkins was quoted in the Baltimore

Sun September 17, 2000 Personal Finance Column, “Be careful when

lending to relatives.”

Dr. Watkins presented an all-day

workshop on “Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents” in

Orlando, Florida for the Florida

Association of School Psychologists May 12, 2000.

Dr. Watkins presented a talk on Dealing

with Bullies and How Not To Be One at Pinewood Elementary School. May 10,


Dr. Watkins appeared on  NewsNight

Maryland  to discuss Shyness and Social Phobia. WMPT Channel 22

Tuesday, 7PM March 7, 2000.

Dr. Watkins presented a talk on Managing

Your Challenging Child at Timonium Elementary School on January 13, 2000

On October 20, 1999, Dr. Watkins

chaired a panel discussion on “New Developments and Research in AD/HD. She

will present on Comorbidity in Adults with AD/HD and New medications for Adult

AD/HD. The Conference will be held at GBMC in Towson, MD.

Dr.  Watkins presented grand

rounds for the department of Pediatrics at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore,

MD. The Topic will be Parent Coach, Advocate and Partner: Counseling Parents

of AD/HD Children and Adolescents October 13, 1999. Union Memorial


October 1, 1999 Dr. Watkins chaired

a panel discussion on Medicine and Motherhood at the quarterly Women’s

Issues Committee of the Baltimore County Medical Society.



“Coping with Your

Diagnosis” by Carol Watkins, M.D. in Diabetes

Forecast June 2002

“Pharmaceutical Companies and

Our Education” by Carol Watkins, M.D. in Maryland

Medicine Summer, 2001

“Does Competition Build Kids’

Self Esteem?” By Carol Watkins, M.D. in Attention

Magazine August 2001

“When It’s Not AD/HD” By

Carol Watkins, M.D. and Glenn Brynes, Ph.D., M.D. in Attention

Magazine June 2001

“Generations: Pioneering Women

Psychiatrists in Maryland” by Carol Watkins, M.D.  The

Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall 1999. The first in a series of articles

looking at the experiences of female psychiatrists at various phases in their


“The Gifted AD/HD Child and

Adolescent: Between Two Worlds” by Carol Watkins, M.D.  Hypertalk 

Fall and Winter 1999-2000.

“Depression and Anxiety in the

Person with Diabetes” by Carol Watkins, M.D. Practical Diabetology,

December, 1998.

“Neurobiological Diagnosis and

Personal Responsibility: How Does Morality Fit In With AD/HD?” Addvance

Magazine, Summer, 1998.

“Adult Attention Deficit

Disorder and Comorbidity” by Glenn Brynes, M.D. Hypertalk

Spring 2000.

Diabetes and Stress: Look for an

interview with Dr. Watkins in Diabetes

Forecast in April 2000.

Look for an interview with Dr.

Watkins concerning weight loss in Fitness Magazine, Spring 2000.

“New Medications for Attention

Deficit Disorder” in Hypertalk Fall/Winter 2000. by Dr. Watkins


and Seminars by Dr. Watkins


Contact Us:



Fax: 410-343-1272

Postal address: We have two locations in Baltimore County

Monkton Office16829 York Road/PO Box 544/Monkton,

MD 21111

Lutherville Office: 2360 West Joppa Road Suite

223/ Lutherville, MD

Email: [email protected]

Please use telephone for appointments or medical questions.

Carol Watkins, M.D.

Glenn Brynes, Ph.D., M.D.

Rita Preller, LCSW-C

Copyright © 2004  Northern County Psychiatric


Last modified:

December 26, 2004