Wynn Jackson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
During her last year as a resident in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Jackson served as Chief Resident, a position given to the two top residents. After her residency, she completed advanced training in both psychotherapy and biological psychiatry. Her psychotherapy studies led to a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in 1990. She was awarded a highly competitive National Institutes of Mental Health/Columbia University Research Fellowship in Affective Disorders in 1983. Her research project on cigarette craving was published in the journal Science, and she presented her results at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry annual Arden House Conference. After her fellowship, she served as attending physician on the Columbia Presbyterian Medical/Psychiatric Unit, where she evaluated and treated patients whose combination of medical and psychiatric problems presented diagnostic dilemmas. When she joined the Greenwich Hospital staff as attending psychiatrist in 1990, she evaluated hundreds of patients, many of whom presented similar diagnostic dilemmas.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Jackson has been in private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her patients are highly functioning men and women who have trouble with relationships and/or who have symptoms such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. All her patients are in psychotherapy. Dr. Jackson combines psychotherapy with medication for patients who benefit from this approach. Some patients, who wish to have the most in-depth treatment, are in psychoanalysis. Dr. Jackson has a special interest in the arts and psychoanalysis, and many of her patients have an interest or talent in the arts. Dr. Jackson sees patients with a whole range of psychiatric problems for consultation.
Dr, Jackson's fellowship project on cigarette craving was published in Science. She also studied depression, antidepressants, and cardiac effects of antidepressants. Her more recent publications have been in psychoanalysis, particularly psychoanalysis and the arts.