Nassir Ghaemi

The Psychiatry Letter

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Selected Works

Monthly newsletter
A monthly newsletter and website that provides a humanistic and scientific approach to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
Psychiatry, psychology
Depression is complex, and we need guides to help us understand it, guides who comprehend it existentially as part of normal human experience and clinically as sometimes needing the right kind of treatment, including medications.
History/Psychiatry/Psychology
An investigation into the surprisingly deep correlation between mental illness and successful leadership, as seen through some of history’s greatest politicians, generals, and businesspeople
Ideas in psychiatry
Published 2009: A sequel and successor to The Concepts, the first book length critique of the BPS model
Published 2003: A comprehensive survey of psychiatric thinking
Clinical psychiatry
Published 2009: Accessible and clinically relevant, this book describes statistical concepts in plain English with minimal mathematical content. Perfect for the busy health professional, or the educated patient, who wants to know which statistics to believe - and why.
Second edition published 2008. A clinical handbook about the diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder

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