Maimouna Diop earned her MSN as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. She is about to earn her DNP as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the same university. She has six years of professional experience at UNC’s Inpatient Psychiatric unit, working with families, administering drugs, and delivering high quality nursing care to women with postpartum depression and pregnant women with suicidal ideations. She is a strong patient advocate, working to provide all people access to good mental health services. Dr. Diop currently treats ages 10-75 in our Raleigh, NC location, where she specializes in ADHD, depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia. She is fluent in French.
Why did you choose mental health as a career path?
“I want to make a difference in the mental health world. Helping patients overcome their conditions and improve their overall quality of life is my number one goal. I have always been fascinated by psychiatry/mental illness. In nursing school, my favorite clinical rotation was the inpatient psychiatric setting. I contemplated starting my career as a psychiatric registered nurse, but was steered in the direction of getting some medical/surgical experience. There is a lack of access to care in North Carolina, and I want to help bridge that gap.”
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Use
- Bipolar Disorder
- Invega Treatment
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Postpartum Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep Disorder
- Social Anxiety