Julie Holland

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Julie Holland
Dr. Julie Holland 2013.jpg
Born (1965-12-13) December 13, 1965 (age 52)
Framingham, Massachusetts
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Temple University School of Medicine
Occupation Psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, author, lecturer
Website drholland.com

Julie Holland, MD (born December 13, 1965) is an American psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, and author. She is the author of Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy and Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER, a memoir documenting her experience as the weekend head of the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital in New York City[1][2]

Personal background[edit]

Julie Holland was born on December 13, 1965 in New York City. She grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in the Biological Basis of Behavior, a series of courses combining the study of psychology and neural sciences, with a concentration on psychopharmacology. She received her medical degree from Temple University; during her residency, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, she served as Chief Resident of the Schizophrenia Research Ward. A principal investigator in a research study examining a new medication for schizophrenia, Holland earned a National Institute of Health Outstanding Resident Award in 1994.[3][4]

While in college, Holland wrote an extensive research paper on MDMA; it became the foundation for her 2001 book Ecstasy: The Complete Guide.[5]

Professional background[edit]

From 1995 through 2004, Holland was an attending psychiatrist in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Her national bestseller, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER, was published in 2009.[6] In describing the book, The New York Times wrote: "Dr. Holland brings readers into the psychiatric emergency room, where she was in charge on weekends for nine years. She explains the language, characters, policies and politics of the highly charged environment of caring for those in crisis. At the same, she walks readers through her mind and its substantial struggles. The book is as much a story about her own internal dramas as it is about mental health care in New York City."[1] Weekends at Bellevue was optioned by Fox for a television pilot in 2011;[7] the pilot was not picked up.[8] In November 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that HBO was developing a comedy based on Holland's book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sex You're Not Having, The Sleep You're Missing and What's Really Making You Crazy. The series will be executive produced by Holland, Oprah Winfrey and Diablo Cody, who will also write the script.[9]

From 1995 through 2012, Holland was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.

Holland is the medical monitor for two therapeutic studies (MDMA and cannabis) examining the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars.[10][11] In addition to serving as a forensic consultant for homicide trials,[4] Holland is a frequent lecturer, and has appeared as a drug and behavior expert on CNN, National Geographic Channel, Fox, VH1, MTV and Good Morning America. She is a regular guest on The Today Show[12] and is in private practice in New York.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2011: Norman Zinberg Award for Medical Excellence[13]
  • National Institute of Health Outstanding Resident Award[3]

Published works[edit]

Books
  • Holland, Julie (2001). Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA, New York: Park Street Press, ISBN 0892818573
  • Holland, Julie (2010). The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis, New York: Park Street Press, ISBN 1594773688
  • Holland, Julie (2010). Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER, New York: Bantam, ISBN 0553386522
  • Holland, Julie (2015) Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy, New York, Penguin Press, ISBN 978-1-59420-580-4
Papers
  • Holland, J.A.; Nelson, L.W.; Ravikumar, P.R. (1998). "Embalming Fluid-Soaked Drugs: New Drug or New Guise for PHP?". Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 30: 215–219. doi:10.1080/02791072.1998.10399693. 
  • Holland, Julie; and Kevin C. Riley. "Characterizing Auditory Hallucinations: An Aid in the Differential Diagnosis of Malingering"[14]
  • Holland, Julie. "Positron emission tomography findings in heavy users of MDMA"[15]
  • Holland, Julie. "Hallucinogenic Drugs in Experimental Psychiatric Research"[16]
  • Holland, Julie. "Raves for Research or Psychedelic Researchers: The Next Generation"[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reicher, Mike (2009-10-19). "From Bellevue's Psychiatric E.R., a Doctor's Memoir". October 19, 2009. New York Times. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Moody Bitches by Julie Holland". Kirkus Reviews. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "ORAP Award Recipients" (PDF). Oft.nimh.nih.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  4. ^ a b Julie Holland. "Erowid Julie Holland Vault". Erowid.org. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  5. ^ Julie, M.D. Holland (2009-10-23). "Venturing Inside Bellevue's Psychiatric ER". NPR. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  6. ^ "Julie Holland, M.D., author of the national bestseller WEEKENDS AT BELLEVUE: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER". Wellsphere. Archived from the original on 2015-07-08. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Weekends at Bellevue at IMDb". 2011. IMDb. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Fox Orders 'Weekends at Bellevue' Pilot - Live Feed". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  9. ^ Goldberg, Leslie (2013-11-22). "Diablo Cody, Oprah Winfrey Team for HBO Comedy (Exclusive)". 22 November 2013. Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Treating PTSD with Ecstasy: One story". CNN.com. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  11. ^ Vastag, Brian (2008-05-06). "Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?". Scientific American. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  12. ^ "Dan Abrams Charlie Sheen | Today Show Meredith Vieira". Mediaite. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  13. ^ "Presenters « Psychedemia". Psychedemia.org. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  14. ^ "Auditory Hallucinations". Inch.com. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  15. ^ "Positron emission tomography findings in heavy users of MDMA". The Lancet. 353: 592. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)75651-8. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  16. ^ "Volume 7 Number 3 Summer 1997 - Conference Highlights". MAPS. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  17. ^ "Volume 4 Number 2 Summer 1993 - Raves for Research or Psychedelic Researchers: the Next Generation". MAPS. 1985-07-01. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 

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