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Professor, researcher, writer, filmmaker
J. Douglas Bremner, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology and Director of the Emory Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (ECNRU) at Emory University School of Medicine and the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He spends one day a week seeing soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and performing assessments on other veterans with mental health complaints. He has a long history of experience in the field of PTSD and trauma dating back to his role as the Medical Director of the first inpatient unit for PTSD at the National Center for PTSD in West Haven, Connecticut. His research on changes in the brain and symptoms of trauma, dissociation, and PTSD are amongst the most highly cited in his field. He is the author of several best-selling books including "Does Stress Damage the Brain?" and "Before You Take That Pill: Why the Drug Industry May be Bad for Your Health" as well as the personal narrative "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg" which chronicles his experiences as an expert witness in drug safety litigation related to the acne medication Accutane and suicide. His most recent book is "You Can’t Just Snap Out of It: The Real Path to Recovery From Psychological Trauma." He is also the CEO of Laughing Cow Productions and writer/director/producer of the feature length films "Inheritance, Italian Style" (2014) and "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg" (2017). Dr. Bremner lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife. They have two children.