Dr. John Gottlieb

Dr. John Gottlieb

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Dr. John Gottlieb received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed a residency in psychiatry at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. In his university position, John has been actively involved in residency education and supervision. In this role, he developed and teaches one of the first courses in psychiatric chronotherapy in the United States.

In addition, he is the Medical Director of Chicago Psychiatry Associates, a group practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of cyclic mood disorders. He is a member of the Training and Curriculum Committee of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.

John’s clinical focus on bipolar disorders led to his interest in both the circadian underpinnings of affective disturbances and the use of biological rhythm-modifying interventions to treat these conditions. He regularly uses bright light therapy, dawn simulation, wake therapy, and darkness therapy.

John’s current research focus is on circadian phase variation in bipolar illness and the use of darkness therapy for manic symptoms.