Dr. David Brody, MD

Psychiatrist (G56780 California)

ALUMNI OF: Stanford University School of Medicine
LOCATION: San Francisco Mental Health Clinic, CA
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  • Mood disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Phobias
  • Workplace trauma, stress and discrimination
  • Cross-cultural Psychiatry
  • Creativity and Mental Health

Treatment Orientation

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Feminist
  • Psychodynamic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Dialectical
  • Person-centered
  • Trauma-focused
  • Humanistic
  • Multicultural

Affiliations and certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • National Board of Medical Examiner’s Diplomate

Awards and honors

  • Dana Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience
  • Grass Fellow in Neuroscience (Cold Spring Harbor)
  • National Institute of Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Danforth Fellowship College Nominee
  • Medical Student Research Fellowship (National Institute of Mental Health
  • Danforth Fellowship College Nominee
  • Honors Senior Thesis (Natural Sciences and Science Writing)
  • Award in Visual Astronomy (Camp Uraniborg Astronomy and Physics Camp)
  • High School Honors Program in Astronomy (Columbia University)
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • Special Mention, Kodak Teenage Movie Award


  • B.A., Natural Sciences and Science Writing (University of California)
  • M.D., University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
  • Intern, Medicine and Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Resident, Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University

In-Network Insurance

Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Optum Behavorial Health

Dr. David Brody was born and brought up in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York. He did his graduation in Natural Sciences and Science Writing from the University of California and received post-doctor training from the Stanford University. He can treat a wide spectrum of psychiatric conditions like mood disorders and cross-cultural psychiatry.

Dr. David Brody is a man of many talents. He has received countless honors and rewards from various organizations. He has worked as a psychiatrist at various mental health clinics, a clinical instructor at various universities, and a medical director at different hospitals.


  1. Vinogradov, S., Brody, D., Csernansky, J.G., and Hollister, L.E. Consultation in clinical psychopharmacology: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Hosp. Formulary 23(8), 1988
  2. Brody, D. – Vacationing Amid Mummies. Relax: Travel and Leisure, Ideas for the Practicing Physician 3(8): 52-58, 1987
  3. Peabody, C.A., Brody, D., Thornton, J.E., and Warner, M.D. Tardive dyskinesia after low-dose haloperidol. Bio. Psychiatry 22: 111-112, 1987
  4. Brody, D. – Quasar research sheds new light on subject. Science notes from the University of California, Santa Cruz 3(1), 1976


A comparison of the vaunted human mind to plumbing may seem irreverent or even sacrilegious. No disrespect is intended.

In writing for a “mental health” audience, it is of particular importance to attempt the lightness of humor. Practitioners and therapized alike are dealing with the same dilemma: how best to be conscious in an unconscious universe. This struggle causes a weight of negative or anxiety-laden thoughts and emotions to press on and constrict our minds. I proffer these periodic pages in the humble hope that they will lighten this burden.

Seriously, folks and fellow sufferers, many psychiatric “disorders” can be conceptualized as open to benefit from… how can I put this gently and even delicately… an opening, a removal of impediments to free flow, so that mental activity becomes the playful sport I believe it should be and was “meant” to be. Voilà!… the title of this blog (actually, it came about because I like the rhyme.)

So, with that out of the way, I can go on, to the daily (or weekly, monthly, seasonally or whatever it winds up as, depending on my endurance) “meat” of this attempt at therapeutic entertainment:

Is work really hell?

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