A nonfiction book about the New Neuropsychiatry, which incorporates the advances of neuroscience into the treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders
The book’s compelling narrative demonstrates that, in many cases, it is possible to achieve a stable recovery and return to—or even experience for the first time—a life free of crippling anxiety and depression.
David J. Hellerstein, M.D., is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.
"Dr. Hellerstein's achievement is remarkable: he gives patients and their loved ones a clear and concise road map of the best that modern psychiatry has to offer, weaving the latest brain science with clinical wisdom. Not everyone will be lucky enough to have Dr. Hellerstein as their psychiatrist. The good news is that they can buy his book."
— Richard A. Friedman, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director, Psychopharmacology Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College
"By translating complex science, Dr. Hellerstein bridges the perilous gap between research and clinical treatment. He has written an informative and compassionate book."
— Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
" Heal Your Brain is a lucid and practical guide to the brain and how it can go awry. The different but complementary perspectives of psychiatrist and researcher are presented in an engaging way by Dr. Hellerstein, who is both; this breadth of understanding serves the reader well."
— Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and author of An Unquiet Mind