October 31, 2011
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Pound Hall 100
Harvard Law School
The mental and physical health of the Western world has waxed and waned over the years according to environmental conditions. In the United States, we have come to an unprecedented time of plentiful food and relative peace on the home front, yet we have increasing mental illness, and live our lives with physical or mental disability longer than ever before. Emily Deans, M.D. will explore how our modern Western diets theoretically contribute to our mental health burden using an evolutionary paradigm as a backdrop.
Emily Deans, M.D. is a board certified adult psychiatrist practicing in Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2000 and from the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency in 2004, and was a Chief Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is currently a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical school and blogs at evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com.