About Tony Stanton

Tony Stanton M.D. is an adult and child psychiatrist who has devoted the greater part of his career to directing and consulting with community mental health programs for adults, children, and adolescents. These have included inpatient and outpatient facilities, residential programs and programs for the developmentally disabled. He completed his training in Child Psychiatry at Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute (UCSF) where he continued to serve as a member of the clinical staff (supervising residents and fellows in child psychiatry) until he moved to Washington State in 1989. He is board certified in adult and child psychiatry. He is particularly interested in the study of developmental neurobiology and the importance of the arts in the maintenance of human integrity.



Assorted Writings


Tony’s work in residential treatment is described in Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker, Chapter 16: Blueprints for Reform

Book Chapter

Drugging our Children, Ed Sharna Olfman and Brent Dean Robbins –
Chapter 7 Drug-Free Mental Health Care for Children and Youth: Lessons from Residential Treatment.