Lloyd Benjamin, M.D.


  • Clinical Professor
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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Lloyd Benjamin has extensive experience in inpatient, outpatient and geriatric psychiatry. He has a keen interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as in teaching, and has won a number of resident and medical student teaching awards. He currently works in the primary outpatient clinic of the Department of Psychiatry, teaching a significant portion of the clinical work of the PGY III year.


General Psychiatry


M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1982

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978


Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1983-85

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989

Professional Memberships

American Association Geriatric Psychiatry

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric Association

Gerontological Society of America

Select Recent Publications

Benjamin, L: Label: Am J Psychiatry, Jun 2007; 164:868-869

Benjamin, L: Balance Beam: Am J Psychiatry, Jun 2006; 163:979-980

Benjamin, L.: Gaze: Am J Psychiatry, Apr 2005; 162:664-665

Benjamin, L., Bourgeois, J., Shahrokh, N., and Blazer, D.: Self-Assessment in Geriatric Psychiatry: A CME Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition, 2004

Leamon, M., Gibson, D., Canning, R., and Benjamin, L.: Hospitalization of Patients with Cocaine and Amphetamine Use Disorders From a Psychiatric Emergency Service Psychiatric Services, Vol. 53, No. 11:1461-1466, November 2002

Hinton, L., Benjamin, L., and Bourgeois, J.: Dementia: Practical Strategies for Primary Care Primary Psychiatry, Vol. 8, Number 8:83-87, August 2001