J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and at Children’s Hospital in Boston. At Children’s Hospital, Dr. Boyd works in the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program. At CHA, he is a psychiatrist for one of the principle training and teaching teams and works closely with psychiatry residents and medical students, along with staff members and trainees in various other mental health disciplines.
Dr. Boyd currently teaches medical ethics to first year Harvard medical students as well as residents in psychiatry at Harvard. He also teaches a popular freshman seminar at Harvard College entitled “Psychology of Religion.”
He writes for both lay and academic audiences on issues of health care justice as well as humanistic aspects of medicine. Dr. Boyd’s writing has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, the Boston Globe, Time.com, and Huffingtonpost.com, among other media outlets. His work has been reported by Time, the Wall Street Journal, CBS, CNN, as well as numerous other major media outlets. Dr. Boyd’s first consumer health book is Almost Addicted: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drug Use a Problem?, which is part of The Almost Effect series from Harvard Medical School.
- How is almost addiction different from addiction?
- How do you know if you (or a loved one) are almost addicted?
- What can you do if a loved one will not admit they have a problem?
- What are the treatment options for someone who is almost addiction?
In the Media
December 19, 2013