Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Einstein
Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry, Einstein
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Montefiore Health System
Mental healthDepressionPersonality disorders
Dr. Karasu is a psychiatrist, educator and psychotherapist with extensive experience treating depression and personality disorders. He chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) national task force on the treatment of psychiatric disorders, which produced a seminal, four-volume report describing the therapy for each disorder. He also chaired the APA’s work group on major depressive disorders, whose findings were published in the Practice Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults.
Dr. Karasu is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA and the recipient of the APA's Presidential Commendation and the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians’ Sigmund Freud Award. A prolific writer, he is the author or editor of 21 books, two of them are bestsellers, The Art of Serenity and The Spirit of Happiness. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, a member of the editorial boards of nine journals, and editor-in-chief emeritus of the American Journal of Psychotherapy.