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Brain images from one of our recent studies showing increased brain activity after treatment of depression

David Hellerstein is professor of clinical psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of the Depression Evaluation Service at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His previous books include Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well (2011); the memoir A Family of Doctors (1994); and two novels. Hellerstein is currently researching psychedelic treatments of depression and other disorders. His literary and journalistic writing has been widely published.

He has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on subjects including the treatment of dysthymic disorder, supportive psychotherapy, neuroimaging, and psychedelic treatments.

He has a private practice in psychiatry and psychopharmacology. He has a blog on Psychologytoday.com at: Heal Your Brain