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Stephen Stahl, MD
Stephen Stahl, MD

    Dr. Stephen M. Stahl is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego. He has held faculty positions at Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the Institute of Psychiatry London, and th Institute of Neurology London. Dr. Stahl was also the executive director of Clinical Neurosciences at the Merck Neuroscience Research Center in the UK for several years. Dr. Stahl's major interests are dedicated to producing and disseminating educational information about diseases and their treatments in psychiatry and neurology, with a special emphasis on multimedia, the internet and teaching how to teach.   

    Dr. Stahl has conducted numerous research projects during his career awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, by the Veterans Administration and by the pharmaceutical industry. Author of more than 350 articles and chapters, Dr. Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher and teacher in psychiatry with subspecialty expertise in psychopharmacology. Dr. Stahl has edited three books, and written four others, including the best-selling textbook, Essential Psychopharmacology - now in its third edition - and the best selling clinical manual, Essential Psychopharmacology Prescriber's Guide.

    Lectures, courses and preceptorships based upon his textbook have taken him to dozens of countries on six continents to speak to tens of thousands of physicians, mental health professionals and students at all levels. His lectures and scientific presentations have been distributed as more than a million CD-ROMs, internet educational programs, videotapes, audiotapes and programmed home study texts for continuing medical education to hundreds of thousands of professionals in many different languages. His courses and award-winning multimedia teaching materials are used by psychopharmacology teachers and students throughout the world. Dr. Stahl also writes didactic features for mental health professionals in numerous journals. He has been named recipient of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Lundbeck Foundation Award in Education for his contributions to postgraduate education in psychiatry and neurology, and also the winner of the A.E. Bennett Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association/San Diego Psychiatric Society Education Award and has been cited as both one of "America's Top Psychiatrists" and one of the "Best Doctors in America." 

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