Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, specializing in college mental health, medical education, and physician wellness. She writes regularly for the popular press about mental health, stigma, and medical training.

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Psyched! An iTunes Podcast

Psyched! a psychiatry blog

Psyched! is a new podcast series on iTunes where Jessica "Jessi" Gold, MD, MS answers your call for psychiatry and mental health topics, as well as a variety of discussions on all things neuroscience.

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