The Physician of Fort Bend Psychiatry
Shannon L. Sniff, M.D.
Shannon L. Sniff, M.D., is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She grew up in Texas and attended Texas A&M University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. She then moved to the Houston area and received her Medical Degree from University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sniff went on to complete both her General Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. During her training at UTMB, Dr. Sniff served as Chief Resident of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and was recognized as a Distinguished Laughlin Fellow by the Henry P. and M. Paige Durkee Laughlin Foundation. Particular areas of focus in practice include: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and other Mood Disorders. Dr. Sniff evaluates and treats children and adults, ages 4 to 65 years.
Psychiatrists, like Dr. Shannon Sniff, are medical doctors who have completed several years of education, including 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and at least 4 years of specialized training in a psychiatry residency. All medical doctors are educated on general medical principals during medical school and are required to then complete residency in a particular medical field prior to practicing medicine. Psychiatrists consider the biological as well as psychosocial aspects of a patient’s situation prior to making a recommendation. For example, financial difficulties, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, and divorce are all psychosocial factors that can contribute to psychiatric symptoms. Psychiatrists may use a combination of medication and therapy to treat their patients. Dr. Sniff recognizes that using medication is an individual choice that each patient must make. Click Here to Read More!