Contributing Experts

September 6, 2011

John Gartner, Ph.D.


Dr. Gartner is a part-time assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, received his Ph.D in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts, and completed his post-doctoral training at Cornell Medical School. His work has been published in the Washington Post, Chicago-Sun Times, Baltimore Sun, Worth, and Talk, as well as numerous scholarly journals.

Dr. Gartner has written two books, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness And (A Lot Of) Success In America, and In Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography. Dr. Gartner coined a new term, psycho-journalism, for his innovative method of combining investigative journalism with psychological expertise. An experienced therapist with a private practice in Baltimore, Dr. Gartner specializes in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.

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