Welcome to the Psychiatry Letter

Your resource for an independent-minded scientifically sound approach to psychiatry and mental health.



This material is all-new and different from the Advanced Psychopharmacology course. We recommend that you take the Advanced Psychopharmacology course before taking the update webinar, as this new material builds on the basic concepts presented in the earlier course. This webinar has begun! 8 lectures will be provided over 8 weeks. Register now!

The Psychiatry Letter

PL began as a printed newsletter in 2015-2019. Top articles from the newsletter are available above.

Now PL provides webinars in psychiatry, e-books, blog posts, and answers to your questions in curbside consults.

Join the PL community to learn more about psychiatry and mental health from a scientifically-informed approach that differs from what you normally hear.

Register for the following webinar courses:

History & Concepts of Psychiatry

This course will review the evolution of beliefs regarding mental illnesses and their treatments, beginning in ancient Greece and moving forward into the 19th and 20th centuries. Focus will be put on central figures or ideas that have persisted to the present day.

Advanced Psychopharmacology

Receive 10 hours of CME or CEU credits for 10 one hour lectures. Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants can accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Psychologists can receive credits in most states also (check with your state board).

Advanced Diagnosis

The practice gap that is being addressed is that psychiatric practitioners often do not have extensive knowledge about the scientific or conceptual basis of the most common psychiatric diagnoses. This limited knowledge leads to notable misdiagnosis rates or to misuse of diagnoses. 

About Registration

A student discount will be given as always, and full CME and discounted non-CME options will be provided for the Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology courses.

Registration has been extended for these courses and will remain open throughout the calendar year.

Basic Resource of the PL

Buy this textbook as a basic resource of the PL approach to psychiatry. Use the coupon code to get a 30% discount!


I use and reference your books with patients and students frequently. I really look forward to the classes and have been grateful for the impact you’ve had on my thinking and my practice with patients.


Your courses are a true gift. The published and validated information in his courses is sorely lacking in many, if not most, CME courses in our field. The breadth of his knowledge across many disciplines is prodigious.

Learning from Dr. Ghaemi’s work has had a profound, positive impact in how I treat and teach about psychiatric care. I also can’t recommend his webinar courses strongly enough. Not to sound too hokey but his work has revitalized my love for the subject of psychopharmacology!

This is an invaluable resource for psychiatric -mental health clinicians, medicine, nursing and allied health and also for those who endure a difficult life bereft of your wisdom and knowledge. Your dedication to the health and welfare of patients and clinicians is laudable.

Finally, someone is thinking outside of the DSM.

I used your textbook for our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students last summer for their Psychopharmacology course. They really enjoyed your book and found the material accessible and relatable.