Norman Rosenthal, MD, is one of the nation’s top psychiatrists and is internationally respected for his medical expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He currently serves as clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School and as medical director and CEO of Capital Clinical Research Associates in Rockville, Maryland, where he directs clinical trials in both pharmaceuticals and complementary and alternative medicine.
For more than 30 years, Rosenthal has maintained a private practice in the Washington, DC, where he treats a wide variety of psychiatric problems using many forms of therapy. He has conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health for more 20 years. It was there that he led a team that described seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and pioneered the use of light therapy to treat it. He was awarded the prestigious Anna Monika Foundation Research prize for his contribution to research in treating depression. Recently, he researched the effects of meditation on veterans suffering from PTSD.
Norman Rosenthal has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, National Public Radio, and many other forums. A prolific author, Rosenthal has written more than 200 scholarly articles and five books for the general public, including Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation, which presents breakthrough research on the healing and transformational effects of meditation.