Erik Youngdale, M.D.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Assistant Physician Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
To see if Erik Youngdale is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Philosophy of Care

I work with children, teenagers and their families and caregivers to try to understand and help with a variety of problems including attention problems, mood and anxiety problems, and behavioral problems.

I believe there are many different tools for helping with these problems, including therapy and medications. My goal is to help patients and their families find the tools they need to understand and cope with the problems that are bothering them.  

Clinical Interests

Dr. Youngdale is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who offers care for problems such as ADHD, mood problems and anxiety problems. He works in the CAPS clinic, a Sacramento County operated clinic that provides care for patients who do not have private insurance.  




M.D., Loma Linda Medical School, Loma Linda CA 2007

B.S., Biola University, La Mirada CA 2003


Psychiatry, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2008-2011


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2011-2013

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2011

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, 2010