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Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz

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Research Psychiatrist

UCLA School of Medicine
Phone: (310) ***-****  HQ Phone
UCLA
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles , California 90095
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law is the youngest major law school in the nation and has established a tradition of innovation in its approach to teaching,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Leading Neuroscientist and Research Professor of Psychiatry
    UCLA
  • Associate Research Professor of Psychiatry
    UCLA
  • Research Psychiatrist
    School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles
  • President
    First Steps

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Md Schwartz
  • honors degree , philosophy
    University of Rochester
  • M.D.
  • MD
191 Total References
Web References
ISCID - Jeffrey M. Schwartz
www.iscid.org, 26 Mar 2015 [cached]
Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Live Moderated Chat Event ISCID was pleased to host UCLA Professor Jeffrey M. Schwartz in a live chat discussion titled: The Mind and the Brain. Read the transcript.
Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. is Associate Research Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and a fellow with the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design. Dr. Schwartz is a seminal thinker and researcher in the field of self-directed neuroplasticity. He is the author of almost 100 scientific publications in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, and several popular books. His major research interest over the past two decades has been brain imaging/functional neuroanatomy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on the pathological mechanisms and psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Dr. Schwartz received an honors degree in philosophy from the University of Rochester, and in the 1970s began to immerse himself in Buddhist philosophy--in particular, the philosophy of mindfulness, or conscious awareness. This is the idea that the mind is an active participant in the world, and that when the actions of the mind have an effect on the workings of the brain. It became his goal to find a scientific underpinning for the belief that mindfulness affects how the brain works. In the 1990s, at UCLA, he made his key discovery: that a four-step cognitive behavioral therapy he pioneered is capable of changing the activity in a specific brain circuit of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, as shown on PET scans. After publishing his findings in scientific journals in the mid-1990s, Dr. Schwartz used his discovery--which is becoming a widely utilized treatment for OCD and has been corroborated by other research teams--as the basis for his best-selling book "Brain Lock," which leads readers thorough the four-step cognitive-behavioral therapy that he devised to treat OCD.
Dr. Schwartz's breakthrough in OCD provided the hard evidence that the mind can control the brain's chemistry. Dr. Schwartz's has lectured widely in the U.S., Europe and Asia to both professional and lay audiences. His most recent academic writing has been in the field of philosophy of mind, specifically on the role of volition in human neurobiology.
Related Books
The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
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Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
ISCID - International Society For Complexity, Information, and Design
claxton speakers / about us
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Jeffrey Schwartz
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., a leading neuroscientist and Research Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, is a seminal thinker and the worl...
Consortium of Scientists, Physicians, Engineers
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Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz : Psychiatrist
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Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz
Psychiatrist
Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz is a research psychiatrist at the School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and one of the world's leading experts in neuroplasticity. Decades ago, he began to study the philosophy of conscious awareness, the idea that the actions of the mind have an effect on the workings of the brain. Jeff's breakthrough work in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) provided the hard evidence that the mind can control the brain's chemistry. He has lectured extensively to both professional and lay audiences in the US, Europe, and Asia. Jeff's books include The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force and the bestseller Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the seminal book on OCD. He was the co-organizer of the 2007 international conference on neuroleadership. Jeff is based in Santa Monica, CA.
Untitled Document
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Books by Dr Jeffery Schwartz
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"The Mind & The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force" by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley
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A Return to Innocence: Philosophical Guidance in an Age of Cynicism by Jeffrey M., Md Schwartz, Annie Gottlieb, Patrick Buckley
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About Dr Jeffrey Schwartz
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is President of First Steps to Freedom. His input to the Charity and in the field of OCD and anxiety, is invaluable. Indeed, his book "Brainlock: Free Yourself From Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior" is the seminal text on OCD. Dr. Schwartz is a Research Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and the author of almost 100 scientific publications in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry. He is also the author of two popular books, the aforementioned "Brain Lock" and "A Return to Innocence: Philosophical Guidance in an Age of Cynicism" (1998). His major research interest over the past two decades has been brain imaging/functional neuroanatomy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on the pathological mechanisms and psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Dr. Schwartz received an honors degree in philosophy from the University of Rochester, and in the 1970s began to immerse himself in Buddhist philosophy, in particular, the philosophy of mindfulness, or conscious awareness. This is the idea that the mind is an active participant in the world, and that when the actions of the mind have an effect on the workings of the brain. It became his goal to find a scientific underpinning for the belief that mindfulness affects how the brain works. In the 1990s, at UCLA, he made his key discovery: that a four-step cognitive behavioral therapy he pioneered is capable of changing the activity in a specific brain circuit of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, as shown on PET scans. After publishing his findings in scientific journals in the mid-1990s, Dr. Schwartz used his discovery (which is becoming a widely utilized treatment for OCD and has been corroborated by other research teams) as the basis for his best-selling book "Brain Lock," which leads readers thorough the four-step cognitive-behavioral therapy that he devised to treat OCD. This four-step cognitive-behavioral therapy also provides the basis for the First Steps Anxiety self-help programme.
Dr. Schwartz's breakthrough in OCD provided the hard evidence that the mind can control the brain's chemistry, and that it can do so through the classic Buddhist idea of mindfulness. Dr. Schwartz's has lectured widely in the U.S., Europe and Asia to both professional and lay audiences. His most recent academic writing has been in the field of philosophy of mind, specifically on the role of volition in human neurobiology.
The Use of Mindfulness in the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Dr Jeffrey Schwartz
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"The Mind & The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force" by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley
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Dr Schwartz's latest book, Published in the US by Regan Books; ISBN: 0060393556 on October 15, 2002
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Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., a leading neuroscientist and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, an international authority on brain diseases and author of the definitive work on obsessive compulsive disorder, Brain Lock, has defied convention again in his new book, The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (ReganBooks; $25.95; October 2002; Hardcover).
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This was a conflict that always bothered Jeffrey Schwartz, a distinguished UCLA neuroscientist responsible for the revolutionary Four Steps therapy that has helped patients around the world battle the effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In response, he developed an OCD therapy that was grounded in cognitive-behavioral principles, which drew on a patient's own awareness of his state of mind, and involved the patient directly in his own therapy.
Combining the revelations of more than two decades of research with a progressive approach influenced by the Buddhist principle of "mindful awareness," Schwartz's therapy was wildly successful. But beyond the hope it offered to OCD sufferers, it also opened a door into a much more significant revelation: while reviewing his patients' brain scans, Schwartz discovered that their self-directed therapy was actually changing the wiring of their brains.
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In criminal situations, for example, "if actions are merely the inevitable consequences of hard-wired brain circuitry," Schwartz observes that "the concept of genuine moral culpability becomes untenable"-leading down a slippery slope to lenient sentences for criminals who abuse the insanity defense.
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"Dr. Schwartz, you and your work on ocd have literally saved my life.
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"I think Dr. Schwartz's Four Steps, and the philosophical basis behind the Four Steps, is an awesome contribution toward the treatment of mental illness.
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by Jeffrey M., Md Schwartz, Annie Gottlieb, Patrick Buckley
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A deeply felt, thought-provoking exchange of letters between "spiritual coach" Dr. Schwartz and sixteen-year-old Patrick Buckley, the son of a single mother, frames this fascinating, powerful code for living that shows how the best in each of us can thrive.
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Spiritual and philosophical ideas become hands-on tools for dealing with real-life dilemmas as Dr. Schwartz addresses Patrick's urgent questions about morality, responsibility, and freedom of choice.
The Center for Mindful Eating - About Us
www.tcme.org, 16 Feb 2013 [cached]
Jeffery Schwartz
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Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.
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Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. is Research Psychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine and a seminal thinker and researcher in the field of self-directed neuroplasticity. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, and several popular books including The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (2002), and Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior (1997). His primary research interest over the past two decades has been brain imaging and cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on the pathalogical mechanisms and psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Schwartz's most recent academic writing has been in the field of philosophy of mind, specifically on the role of volition in human neurobiology.
After receiving an honors degree in philosophy from the University of Rochester, Dr. Schwartz began to devote a substantial amount of time to Buddhist philosophy - in particular to the philosophy of mindfulness, or conscious awareness, which revolves around the central idea that the mind is an active participant in the world and that its actions have a physical effect on the workings of the brain. He thus set out to find a scientific underpinning for the belief that mindfulness affects how the brain functions, and in the 1990s finally made his key discovery at UCLA. As shown on PET scans, a four-step cognitive behavioral therapy that he has pioneered is capable of actually changing the activity in a specific brain circuit of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. His current interests include the philosophical theology of Bonhoeffer and the role of meditation in enhancing mindful awareness and it's effects on mind-brain relations.
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