/, Feature Article/August 2017 issue of Boston Voyager included article about NEC and an interview with Daniel Fisher

August 2017 issue of Boston Voyager included article about NEC and an interview with Daniel Fisher

Thanks for sharing your story with us Daniel. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.

I came to Cambridge in 1976 to carry out my residency in psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. I chose Cambridge Hospital because it was progressive in the mental health world and it was close to an important advocacy group, the Mental Patient Liberation Front. You see I was not only wanting to further my education as a psychiatrist but also to engage in advocacy work to transform the mental health system. I originally obtained a PhD in biochemistry and studied the possible biological basis of schizophrenia. I became very frustrated when I learned that it was not possible to find a biological basis of severe mental health issues. Ironically, I myself was diagnosed with schizophrenia in my 20’s. During the course of my treatments, I developed a passion for improving mental health care. Read more…

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