James Duffy, MD, FANPA, FAAHPM, DABMA
Dr. Duffy is an internationally known neuropsychiatrist and integrative medicine physician with over 30 years extensive clinical and academic experience.
Trained at Harvard and Brown universities, Dr. Duffy has been a full professor at several prestigious medical schools including Cornell, University of California San Francisco, the University of Texas and the University of Connecticut. He is a past president of the Institute of Spirituality and Health.
Dr. Duffy is an elected Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has edited textbooks and published widely in peer reviewed journals and medical textbooks. He has been voted a “Best Doctor in America” since 2001. He speaks at national medical conferences and has received teaching awards at Brown University and University of California San Francisco.
Dr. Duffy has extensive experience developing programs designed to enhance professional renewal and resilience. He also has extensive experience working with high profile executives, leaders, and artists. He is a regular faculty member at the renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
Dr. Duffy may well be the only physician in the United States to have been board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, integrative medicine, palliative medicine and medical acupuncture. He has been a leader in supporting the emergence of neuropsychiatry, palliative medicine, and integrative mental healthcare in the United States.
His unique skills combine training in brain and behavior relationships, psychotherapy, mind body practices, integrative medicine, and acupuncture.
Dr. Duffy will perform a comprehensive evaluation that includes an assessment of the specific physical, neurological, psychiatric, psychodynamic, and lifestyle factors that may be impacting the client’s total wellbeing. His clinical approach is organized around the two pillars of identifying and addressing each person’s unique vulnerabilities, whilst also supporting their unique and remarkable inherent capacity for flourishing.
As an integrative neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Duffy has the truly unique training to combine recent advances in behavioral neuroscience with the wisdom of ancient healing traditions. As appropriate, he may recommend further neurological assessments, medications, herbs and supplements, mind body practices, lifestyle modifications, psychotherapy, or acupuncture. He also provides guidance in approaches to enhancing performance excellence utilizing innovative contemplative and psychological approaches.
What is an Integrative Neuropsychiatrist?
“An integrative neuropsychiatrist has extensive training in how to understand and optimize the neurological (brain and behavior connection), psychological, transpersonal, and environmental factors that influence each person’s unique capacity for flourishing. The integrative neuropsychiatrist works with each patient to address both their challenges, and also optimize their unique capacity to flourish.
A traditional allopathic psychiatrist focuses on the prescription of medications and/or treatments such as ECT or transcranial magnetic stimulation to reduce symptoms. An integrative neuropsychiatrist can also prescribe these treatment options when appropriate but will also consider other evidence-based options such as Mind-Body practices, acupuncture, movement practices, supplements, and lifestyle factors.
This means that the integrative neuropsychiatrist works with an integrative team to offer every patient a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that will optimize their capacity to flourish”.
Dr. Duffy is scheduling new patients at our Ivoryton location, with appts. available starting beginning of June.