Heal Your Brain   

David Hellerstein, M.D.
Writer and Researcher

David Hellerstein, MD is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY. His research studies have appeared in many psychiatric journals.  His literary writing has been published in numerous magazines and books.


Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well (nonfiction). A groundbreaking work integrating advances of neuroscience to clinical care of depression and mood disorders to improve outcome of treatment.
 --"By translating complex science, Dr. Hellerstein bridges the perilous gap between research and clinical treatment...an informative and compassionate book." Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

A Family of Doctors (family memoir) Five generations of physicians in one family, covering the period from the Civil War to the 1990s. Published by Hill and Wang.

    Battles of Life and Death (essays)
    Thirteen award-winning essays
    about becoming a doctor. Initially
    published in North American
    Review, Esquire
, and other
    --"Emotionally riveting. The writing
   is taut, accurate and unsentimental
    as well." Newsday

    Stone Babies: (novel) Dr. Jay
    Sones, a newly trained infertility
    specialist, runs into trouble as he
    tries to get his practice afloat.  A
    love story and thriller
about health
     care in America today.

    Loving Touches (novel) A black
   comedy about Pete Roth, a young
   psychiatry resident in training at a
   prestigious New York City hospital. 

Interns, circa 1910, from A Family of Doctors, by David
        Hellerstein, MD

 Heal Your Brain blog at PsychologyToday.com

AN INTERVIEW:   How to Become a Doctor-Writer
FROM BOOKS:   Stone Babies, Battles of Life and Death, etc.
A New York Times "Cases" column 
Another New York Times "Cases" column
The City of the Hospital: an essay from Reflexions

What critics and other authors have said...

David Hellerstein, MD, David J. Hellerstein, M.D.,  David Joel Hellerstein, M.D., D.J. Hellerstein, M.D.

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