David Hellerstein, MD

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How can advances in neuroscience improve the the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders? Heal Your Brain "articulates and helps create a new watershed moment in psychiatric worldview," according to reviewer Bradley Lewis.
In this poignant, deeply moving book, Dr. David Hellerstein traces five generations of American medicine -- from the Civil War to the present day -- as seen through the eyes of his unforgettable family.
A black comedy set in New York City, Stone Babies tells the story of Jay Sones, MD, a young obstetrician working in an infertility treatment center, who is caught up in an evolving medical scandal.
A comic first novel set in Manhattan, Loving Touches explores the love Dr. Pete Roth feels for two very different women: his wife Sarah, a Wall Street lawyer, and Celine, a former girlfriend who has been admitted to his hospital.
"a unique, beautifully written account of the making of a doctor.... a remarkable document--dramatic, moving and true." --Tobias Wolff, author of Back in the World

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Black Lines by David Hellerstein

November 7, 2016

Tags: swimming, writing, creativity, discipline, prose, essays

Black Lines by David Hellerstein
for the full text, please go to: http://northamericanreview.org/6457-2/

There are a few constants in the many years since I have been trying to write seriously. One, of course, is the struggle to find a time to write, which has varied over my years in college, medical (more…)

Saving the Fire by David Hellerstein

November 7, 2016

Tags: creativity, writing, essay, Jean Cocteau, trauma

How to keep your creative spirit alive? A recent dialog at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, sparked by a discussion among writers and artists in residence about traumatic fires they'd experienced, and effects on their creativity

See: http://northamericanreview.org/8398-2/


November 7, 2016

Tags: Heal Your Brain: Exploring the New Neuropsychiatry


Recent postings include:

The Mysteries of Habit
How Can You Exercise Your Depression Away?
So, Does Exercise Treat Depression?
Your Mind at Rest