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Dr. Steven Gans is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
Dr. Gans is a psychiatrist on staff at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a lecturer and supervisor in the combined Massachusetts General-McLean Psychiatry Residency Program, and is in private practice. He is also the Clinical Challenges Editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
Dr. Gans received his undergraduate degree at Loyola University in Chicago, and earned his medical degree at Rush University Medical College (also in Chicago). Dr. Gans did his residency in psychiatry at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
"I’m excited to be involved with About.com and contribute to its efforts to bring accurate and accessible information to the public regarding psychiatric issues. This is an exciting time in the field. There are many creative efforts to integrate in collaborative and useful ways our increasing understanding of how the brain and the mind work."