Julie Holland

Advocate, Author, Scientist

Julie Holland is an American psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, and author. She majored in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania which combined the study of psychology and neural sciences along with a concentration on psychopharmacology.

Dr. Holland received her M.D. from Temple University in 1992 and completed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. During her residency, she created a research program to study a new medication to treat people suffering from schizophrenia. In addition to working in her private practice in New York City, Dr. Holland provides expert testimony and forensic consultation on a range of drug-related behavior and phenomena, focusing on PCP and MDMA.

Dr. Holland is the author of several books including Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, What’s Really Making You Crazy and Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER. The latter is a memoir documenting her experience as weekend head of the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital in New York City from 1996 to 2005.

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