Meet Dr. James Rusch

Dr. Rusch graduated in the top 15% of his class from LSU Medical School in New Orleans and completed his residency in psychiatry at Tulane Medical School. He is board certified in Psychiatry with additional certification in forensic psychiatry. He has been in private practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for 10 years. In addition, he has admitting privileges at Memorial Behavioral Health and Garden Park Medical Center where is the director of geropsychiatric unit.

Dr. Rusch has appeared on WLOX-TV to speak and answer questions relative to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and psychiatric medications in the elderly. He has published numerous articles in local newspapers and has given presentations all over the Gulf Coast on subjects such as:

  • Recognition and Treatment of Depression
  • Relationships and Self-Identity and Developing Intimacy
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Sexual Dysfunction with Antidepressant Drugs
  • Understanding Anxiety Disorder
  • Factors indicating need for Nursing Home Placement
  • Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorders

Dr. Rusch has expertise in the area of medication management, and as a result has been requested to speak on behalf of several pharmaceutical companies relative to their specific psychiatric medication products.