Qualifications of Dr. David Purselle


  • Emory University
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
  • Vanderbilt University

Languages Spoken

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/General Psychiatry


  • GA State Medical License
  • DEA License


  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • PTSD
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Professional Statement

Thank you for choosing Dr. Purselle!

Dr. David Purselle is a board certified psychiatrist with over 15 years of clinical experience in Atlanta, GA. He has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, and inpatient units at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory University Hospital, Wesley Woods Hospital, and Grady Hospital. His experience includes managing patients with treatment resistant mental illness and co-occurring medical illness. He has also been involved with several clinical research studies, studying the effectiveness of various antidepressants, antipsychotics, and lithium.
Dr. Purselle specializes in general psychiatry and clinical research with a special interest in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His clinical expertise, academic experience, and education makes him the ideal clinician to treat a variety of problems and difficult to treat illnesses.
Dr. Purselle has been recognized as a physician leader in several forums and presented continuing medical education programs at national and local conferences. He has also served as a consultant for major pharmaceutical corporations providing guidance on development of new therapies for a variety of mental illnesses.