Dr. Fredric Schiffer

Dr. Fredric Schiffer
Psychiatrist, MD

Fredric Schiffer, MD, is a research associate at McLean and an assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School. He has been studying the relationship between past traumas, cerebral laterality, and depression and anxiety, and has developed a hypothesis on the physical nature of conscious experience and its relation to the brain and to psychological function.

Dr. Schiffer also studies the role that near-infrared light directed through the forehead to the brain may play as a treatment for psychological problems, including opioid use disorders. He maintains a private practice of adult psychiatry in Newton, Massachusetts.

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