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    Dr. Jeremy Waletzky is a psychiatrist who has devoted his career to taking care of patients with depression and bipolar disease. Unfortunately, both frequently occur with addictions and all need to be treated. His expertise includes the use of medication and various forms of psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavior therapy, family therapy, meditation, and imagery. He is a clinical professor at The George Washington University and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has published on topics as diverse as the clinical use of anti-psychotics, Soviet children and the threat of nuclear war, and the inability of an “energy” healer to distinguish between fertile and infertile women. Following the death of his son from a cocaine arrhythmia, along with the Society for Neuroscience he established the Jacob P. Waletzky Award along which honors the best mid career researcher in addiction. He received a lifetime achievement award by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

    Dr. Waletzky has had considerable foundation experience including being on the board of trustees and executive committee of the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund , and the Fetzer Memorial Trust. In addition, he was on the board of trustees and chairman of The Fetzer Institute.

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