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Dr. Patricia A. Farrell, a native New Yorker, is a licensed psychologist, author, former associate editor of both Publishers Weekly and King Features Syndicate, a former medical consultant for Social Security Disability Determinations, and educator who has appeared on national TV shows and in print media where she is sought for her opinions on stress, anxiety and mental illness. Her website (http://www.drfarrell.net) has long been a resource for consumers, students and professionals seeking a wide array of information on mental health issues.
Dr. Farrell has held clinical positions at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC where she was the national clinical monitor for a medication for Alzheimer’s disease. She has also served in large psychiatric hospitals and mental health centers and has been active in every area of mental health. Formerly the Health & Science Editor of Time/Warner Cable Ch. 10 in New Jersey and a professor of psychology on the community, undergraduate and graduate levels, she has also been a psychiatry preceptor at The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.
She is a biographee in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and was elected to The National Honor Society, received the Social Sciences Award from Queens College and has been a grantee for research on eating disorders in female teen athletes. Her specialties are in mental health and medical illness, stress and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Farrell’s most recent books prior to Fired Up: A shrink's musings, include It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety, depression, mood swings and multiple sclerosis (Demos Health), and How to Be Your Own Therapist: A step-by-step guide to taking back your life (McGraw-Hill), was published in five editions and translated into French, Portuguese, and two dialects of Chinese and distributed around the world.