WAMC Speakers Corner
1:29 am
Thu March 20, 2008

In Conversation with... Dr. John Ratey

Albany, NY –

Dr. John Ratey is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For more than a decade he taught residents and Harvard medical students as the Assistant Director of Resident training at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He continues to teach psychiatrists as a regular instructor in Harvard's Continuing Medical Education program.

As a clinical researcher he has published more than 60 papers in peer-review journals in the fields of psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Ratey and Dr. Hallowell began studying ADHD in the 1980s and co-authored Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood, the first in a series of books that demystify the disorder. Dr. Ratey also co-authored Shadow Syndromes with Catherine Johnson, PhD, in which he describes the phenomenon of milder forms of clinical disorders.

His most recent book is Spark: The revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.

Since 1998 Dr. Ratey has been selected each year as one of the best doctors in America by his peers.

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