Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H.

Nassir Ghaemi

S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He is a psychiatric researcher with expertise in depression, bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology, and also has trained in, and writes about, philosophy and public health as they relate to psychiatry.

His is author of the bestselling A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links between Mental Illness and Leadership (New York: Penguin Press, 2011), and, most recently, On Depression: Diagnosis, Drugs, and Despair in the Modern World (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2013). He is founding editor of the monthly newsletter for mental health clinicians, The Psychiatry Letter (

He has also written The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009);  A Clinician’s Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health  (Cambridge University Press, 2009); The Concepts of Psychiatry (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003); and Mood Disorders: A Practical Guide (Wolters Kluwer, 2007).

He has also edited or co-edited two other books, has published over 150 scientific articles or book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of numerous journals. In the past year, he has provided research consultation to, and received speaking honoraria from, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals.

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Mood Swings

S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, & author of "A First-Rate Madness" and "On Depression".
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