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Dr. David Soskin received his BA and MD from Harvard University, and completed residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and McLean Hospital Psychiatric Residency Program before joining the MGH Department of Psychiatry. He served on faculty at Harvard Medical School and as a Principle Investigator at MGH's Depression and Clinical Research Program. His research focused on the relationship between depression and inflammation; the use of pro-dopaminergic agents to enhance behavioral activation therapy for treatment-resistant depression; the effects of antidepressants on emotional temperament; and the evaluation of other novel agents, such as low dose naltrexone, to treat unipolar depression.
Dr. Soskin developed a program using literature to help individuals with substance use disorders and then received specialty training in substance use disorders as a special student through the Zinberg Training Fellowship Program at Harvard Medical School prior to beginning medical school at Harvard. He was the recipient of the Joyce and Richard Tedlow Award at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital for excellence in integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and clinical research; the Kaplen & Livingston Fellowships for Clinical Psychopharmacology Research at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital; and the UCSF Residency Teaching Award at the University of California, San Francisco.
From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Soskin worked as the Medical Director for the Behavioral Health Department in Monterey County and as the Chief of Psychiatry for Natividad Medical Center. During this time, he developed Open Source Psychiatry @ http://www.opensourcepsychiatry.com as a resource for patients, clinicians, and researchers. In 2017, he created Slack Clinical Psychopharmacology, which is intended to provide a safe and collaborative space for learning psychopharmacology in real-time. In 2017 he also created an algorithm to optimize learning through PubMed.
For Dr. Soskin's peer reviewed publications, click here.