Fredric Schiffer, MD, Psychiatry, Newton Highlands, MA


PsychiatryNewton Highlands, MA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital

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  • For over 30 years I have practiced psychodynamic psychotherapy for the empathic, informed treatment of patients suffering anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or addiction. When the patient and I feel medication is indicated, I prescribe it, but my primary focus is the understanding and treatment of one's inner emotional distress and its impact on one's everyday life. Recently, I have been awarded a grant from NIH and the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct a study on an innovative treatment for opioid use disorder.
    My treatment philosophy is articulated in my book, Of Two Minds, which is available on and is supported by my peer-reviewed research papers and review articles, available on Medline/PubMed.
    I am certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. I am a Research Associate at McLean Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Part-Time, at the Harvard Medical School.

Education & Training

  • McLean HospitalResidency
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolResidency
  • Drexel University - Hahnemann University Hospital
    Drexel University - Hahnemann University HospitalResidency
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Drexel University College of MedicineMedicalSchool

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1973 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014

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