Medicating away our moods—or numbing them with food or alcohol—doesn’t just keep us from addressing the real issues. It also interferes with our ability to be empathic, intuitive and aware of our capabilities. In 30 minutes, Julie Holland, M.D., a psychiatrist and author of Moody Bitches, shares insider information about the drugs we’re being offered and the direct link between food and mood. She’ll also offer practical advice on sex, exercise and sleep strategies, as well as some surprisingly effective natural therapies.
Julie Holland, M.D. is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and was an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine from 1995 to 2012. She is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Temple University School of Medicine and completed her psychiatric residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is the editor of two non-profit books which help to fund clinical research: Ecstasy: The Complete Guide, A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA and The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis. She is also the author of Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER. Her most recent book is titled Moody Bitches: The Truth About The Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy. Dr. Holland runs a private practice in Manhattan and is the medical monitor for two clinical research studies on treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, one using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, and the other using various strains of cannabis.