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Dale Archer M.D.


Dale Archer, M.D., is a board-certified Psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Archer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a Tulane Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa, he received his BA in Philosophy with honors, and continued at Tulane where he received his M.D. from the School of Medicine. Dr. Archer attended The University of Texas for an Internal Medicine internship and while there he found his calling and completed his Residency in Psychiatry.

In 1987, he founded The Institute for Neuropsychiatry now known as Archer Outpatient Services, a clinic which now staffs seventeen providers who treat virtually all mental health issues.

He has worked as a prison psychiatrist, served as an expert witness in hundreds of criminal court cases and was the corporate medical director for an Addiction treatment group. He was the founder of the LCMH psychiatric program which now bears his name as the Archer Institute.

Dr. Archer is a media veteran with over two decades of experience. He started a weekly, mental illness news segment at an NBC affiliate in 1990, has had three successful radio shows, including the very popular call-in show "Taking Charge with Dr. Dale Archer" and a regional and internet based TV talk show, "The Dr. Dale Archer Show". He has also appeared on most of the top national news shows talking about various psychological issues.

Dr. Archer has authored several articles, as well as the widely circulated booklet Chemical Imbalance Depression. He is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional, which redfines 'normal'. His most recent book is, The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your greartest Strength.

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