Welcome to Asa G. Yancey, Jr., M.D.’s Private Practice Website

I am a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Please have a look through my web site. My hope is that this website can acquaint you with my practice.

My practice is limited to individuals age 5 to 25 and their families. The psychiatric disorders treated are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Traumatic Disorder, and Trichotillomania), Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar and Dysthymic Disorder), Psychotic Disorders, Somatic Disorders, combined medical/psychiatric disorders and behavior problems.

This web site describes my practice and may enlighten people about psychiatric illness. The site has downloadable documents specific to my practice. Thank you for visiting. Feel free to explore.

How People Change

Personality change follows change in behavior. Since we are what we do, if we want to change what we are, we must begin by changing what we do, must undertake a new mode of action. Since the import of such action is change, it will run afoul of existing entrenched forces which will protest and resist. The new mode will be experienced as difficult, unpleasant, forced, unnatural, anxiety-provoking. It may be undertaken lightly but can be sustained only by considerable effort of will. Change will occur only if such action is mainained over a long period of time.

How People Change by Alan Wheelis, 1973