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Richard Alan Friedman, <span>MD</span>

Richard Alan Friedman, MD

Psychiatry (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 746-5775
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. Friedman is also actively involved in clinical research of Mood Disorders. In particular, he is involved in several ongoing randomized clinical trials of both approved and investigational drugs for the treatment of major Depression, Chronic depression, and Dysthymia.

Dr. Friedman is a contributing Op-Ed writer at the New York Times where he writes on mental health, addiction, human behavior, and neuroscience.

Office hours are flexible:
Monday-Friday by appointment.

To schedule appointments:
Call - (888) 694-2255

Area of Expertise

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MD, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


  • Friedman, RA: Antidepressants' black-box warning--10 years later. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2014; 385(18): 1666-1668
  • Friedman, RA, Michels, R: How should the psychiatric profession respond to the recent mass killings?. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 2013; 170(5): 455-458
  • Friedman, RA: Grief, depression, and the DSM-5. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 366(20): 1855-1857
  • Friedman, RA: Role of physicians and mental health professionals in discussions of public figures. JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association. 2008; 300(11): 1348-1350
  • Friedman, RA, Leon, AC: Expanding the black box - depression, antidepressants, and the risk of suicide. The New England journal of medicine. 2007; 356(23): 2343-2346