Daniel Carlat, M.D., Author of Unhinged
Daniel Carlat, M.D.

Daniel J. Carlat, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, a monthly newsletter on psychopharmacology widely read by psychiatrists and nurses in the United States.

Dr. Carlat received his undergraduate education at University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated in 1983 cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at University of California, San Francisco, and went on to complete a residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, from 1992-1995. He was chief resident of the MGH inpatient psychiatry unit in 1995.

After residency, Dr. Carlat began private practice in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and was founder and series editor of the Practical Guide Series in Psychiatry, published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. His textbook, The Psychiatric Interview, currently in its second edition, has been translated into four languages, and is the bestselling book in the Practical Guide series. It was selected as one of 17 top recommended psychiatric books on the Brandon/Hill Selected List of print media for small medical libraries. 

Dr. Carlat founded Clearview Publishing in 2002, and its flagship publication, The Carlat Psychiatry Report, has become one of the most well-respected newsletters in the field; it is quoted widely in the national media. His blog, The Carlat Psychiatry Blog is consistently ranked as one of the 10 most influential health blogs by Wikio, and has received an award for outstanding mental health journalism by the Psych Central Website. He also blogs for Psychology Today and Psychiatric Times.

In addition to his medical writing, Dr. Carlat has written for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, and Wired). His article for The New York Times Magazine, "Dr. Drug Rep," was selected for Harper Perennial’s Best Science Writing 2008 anthology. 

Dr. Carlat is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, and is a elected Massachusetts representative on the organization’s national Assembly.