Dr. Lake is a Board certified psychiatrist who practices on the central California coast. He has chaired symposia and workshops at APA meetings and other national and international conferences on complementary, alternative and integrative mental health care. Dr. Lake has served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Stanford, and is currently a visiting assistant professor of medicine at University of Arizona School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Lake founded and chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine from 2004 through 2010 and is a founding member and chair of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health. Dr. Lake completed an intensive course in medical acupuncture and is a beginning student of Tibetan medicine.
Dr. Lake has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on integrative medicine and psychiatry, contributes a regular column on integrative mental health care to Psychiatric Times, and serves on the editorial review boards of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of the Association for Advances in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, and Jour of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Lake is the author or editor of: Chinese Medical Psychiatry: A Clinical Manual, (with Bob Flaws), Blue Poppy Press, 2000; Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care, Thieme, 2006; and Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care (co-edited with David Spiegel), American Psychiatric Press, 2007, and Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist’s Handbook, Norton, 2009. His most recent effort is a series of 10 e-books on integrative mental healthcare intended as concise guides on the integrative management of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, substance abuse and other common mental health problems. You may contact Dr. Lake through his website.
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American Psychiatric Association on Complementary and Integrative Medicine