Fredric Schiffer, MD

Dr. Fredric Schiffer has over 30 years of experience in psychodynamic psychiatry - a treatment based on understanding psychological contributions to addiction - and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Through empathic treament, Dr. Schiffer has been trying to help his range of patients suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction and/or trauma since 1990.

Apart from Addiction Treatment, Dr. Schiffer also provides services like Outpatient Buprenorphine Treatment (Suboxone), Detoxification and Individual Counselling. His determination to unravel the psychological roots of addiction spurred his 1998 publication, "Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology.”

This book, widely well-received by critics and readers alike, provides a compelling and provocative insight to Dr. Fredric Schiffer's research on the dual nature of the brain in relation to understanding the emotional roots of addictive behaviour. Conducted in McLean Hospital, in affiliation with Harvard Medical School, this reseach is futher supported by peer-reviewed research papers and review articles.

Fredric Schiffer, MD, is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Research Associate at McLean Hospital and a Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He completed his BA in 1967 from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1971, completed his MD from Drexel University.

In 1973, he did his Residency in internal medicine at Hahnemann, followed by a Fellowship in Cardiology from Harvard Medical School in 1975 and finally, Residency at McLean/Harvard in Psychiatry in 1978. Currently, Dr. Schiffer currently maintains a private practice of adult psychiatry in Newton, MA.