Otema Adade, M.D., M.A.

Lotus Behavioral Health
Otema Adade, M.D., M.A., is a compassionate, thoughtful, and nurturing psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dr. Adade is double-board certified in child & adolescent and adult psychiatry. She also has a background in clinical psychology; and specialized training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and early childhood interventions. She uses her expertise to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, medication management, and supportive therapy.

Dr. Adade provides extensive psycho-education to families and promotes patient-centered care. She uses a family-systems approach and actively involves parents and youth in decision making. Dr. Adade also collaborates closely with community partners, such as psychotherapists, pediatricians, and educators, in treatment planning.

Dr. Adade is passionate about addressing mental health disparities. She treats at-risk youth at a Washington D.C. Department of Behavioral Health clinic; and participates in mental health advocacy through her membership with the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Adade has co-authored articles on acculturation and immigrant mental health; and child and adolescent behavioral healthcare in community systems of care.

Dr. Adade received her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and Masters in Clinical Psychology at the Duke University Graduate School. Dr. Adade served as a Chief Resident at the Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. She was the recipient of an American Medical Association Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award.