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Julie Holland
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Julie Holland
Summary
Julie Holland is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, with a private practice in New York City. She majored in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.D. in 1992 from Temple University School of Medicine. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, she completed a residency program in psychiatry, where she created a research project that treated schizophrenics with a new medication. In 1994, she received the Outstanding Resident Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1996 until 2005 she worked weekends running Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric emergency room, and she's penned an autobiography of this time, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER. Holland is editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide--A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA, and The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Cannabis. Holland also provides expert testimony and forensic consultation on a range of drug-related behavior and phenomena, with a focus on PCP and MDMA.

Writings & Info
  • Psychedelics in the Psychiatric Emergency Room, PS21C (April 2010)
  • Editor of (Books)
  • Ecstasy: The Complete Guide--A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA. Park Street Press (2001)
  • The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Cannabis. Park Street Press (forthcoming November 2010)
  • Author of (Book Chapters)
  • Medicine for the New Millennium; The History of MDMA; MDMA Myths and Rumors Dispelled; The Legal Status of MDMA Around the World; Using MDMA in the Treatment of Schizophrenia; Clinical Research with MDMA: A Worldwide Review (with Andrew Kleiman); History Timeline; Statistics Timeline, in: J. Holland (Ed). Ecstasy: The Complete Guide--A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA. Park Street Press (2001)
  • Author of (Articles)
  • Teaching Safe X to Our Kids, The Los Angeles Times (April 2002)
  • Take the Emotion out of Ecstasy (Letter to the Editor), The Wall Street Journal (November 2001)
  • Transcript of Lindesmith MDMA Seminar (2000)
  • Positron Emission Tomography Findings in Heavy Users of MDMA, The Lancet 353(9152):592-3 (1999)
  • Embalming Fluid-Soaked Marijuana: New High or New Guise for PCP? [with L. Nelson, P.R. Ravikumar, and W.N. Elwood], Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 30(2):215-9 (1998)
  • Characterizing Auditory Hallucinations: An Aid in the Differential Diagnosis of Malingering [with K.C. Riley], Journal of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry 4(1):3-5 (1998)
  • Hallucinogenic Drugs in Experimental Psychiatric Research, MAPS Bulletin 7(3):31-6 (1997)
  • Raves for Research or Psychedelic Researchers: The Next Generation, MAPS Bulletin 4(2):40-2 (1993)
  • Interviews with
  • Out of the Club, Onto the Couch, interviewed by Jonathan Darman, Newsweek (December 2003)
  • Audio
  • Venturing Inside Bellevue's Psychiatric ER, NPR (October 2009)