Chris Aiken, M.D., is a psychiatrist who specializes in natural and behavioral approaches to mood disorders. He is the editor-in-chief of the Carlat Psychiatry Report, section editor for Psychiatric Times, and the host of The Natural Mind podcast. His books include Bipolar, Not So Much, The Depression and Bipolar Workbook, and Drug Metabolism in Psychiatry. His work has been cited in the International Encyclopedia of Depression, and he is involved in clinical research to identify new treatments for mood disorders. He maintains a private practice through the Mood Treatment Center and teaches at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Financial: Dr. Chris Aiken is the director and founder of the Mood Treatment Center and has employment relationships with The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Psychiatric Times, WiseMind, Wake Forest University, and NYU School of Medicine. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Aiken receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Chris Aiken is a member of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. He is the president of the Forsyth County Psychiatric Association. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.