Joel L. Young, MD
Joel L. Young, MD is the medical director and founder of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Dr. Young is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualifications in geriatric, forensic and adolescent psychiatry. He serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr Young is Chief Medical Officer of the Clinical Trials Group of Southeast Michigan. He has served as primary investigator for more than 70 clinical trials. He has authored 3 books and more than 75 articles. His most recent book, When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart: Coping with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and the Problems That Tear Families Apart, was recently published.
Dr. Young attended the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He graduated with high distinction with a major in history. In 1989, Dr. Young graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He pursued his residency (1989-1993) at the University of Michigan Hospitals, where in his final year, he became adult services chief resident.
Dr. Young came to Rochester in 1993, serving as the first director of the psychiatric emergency services at Crittenton Hospital. While building RCBM through these years, he also serviced as Crittenton's chief of psychiatry staff. Dr. Young maintains staff privileges at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
In addition to his patient care responsibilities, Dr. Young is Chief Medical Officer of the Clinical Trials Group at the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine. At any time, the clinic participates in a number of national clinical trials, usually involving ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, or dementia.
Dr. Young's primary clinical interest involves the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity through the life cycle. Dr. Young also specializes in treatment-resistant depression. He has researched and published on chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Dr. Young oversees all treatment taking place at the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Young is committed to the education of patients and mental health providers. He has given hundreds of lectures, locally and throughout the nation regarding his specialties.
He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Every year, WSU's family medicine residents complete their psychiatric rotations at RCBM.
In addition to clinical care, research and teaching, Dr. Young also collaborates with the NFL and MLB to evaluate professional athletes in need of psychiatric assessment.
Joel L. Young, MD
Medical Director | Chief Medical Officer
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
441 S. Livernois Rd, Suite 100
Areas of Specialty
ADHD Medication Management
Adult Weight Management Program
Binge Eating Disorder Program
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation & Second Opinions
Dementia / Cognitive Evaluations
Grief/Loss/Coping with Illness Issues
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment
Sexual Health and LGBTQ Services
Women's Mental Health and Wellness