Why This Leading Psychiatrist Prescribes a Mediterranean Diet to Her Patients

When I was training to become a psychiatrist, I rarely paid attention to what my patients ate. Unless the person had an eating disorder or depression-associated weight loss, we didn’t spend much time talking about food. I couldn’t have cared less about how many frappuccinos my patients drank or how many bowls of Fruit Loops ...

Dr. Samantha Boardman

Samantha Boardman is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Attending Psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College. She received her B.A. from Harvard University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and an M.A. in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her papers have been published in Translational Neuroscience, the American Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Boardman is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, Huffington Post and frequent guest on the Today Show. Through her website,, Dr. Boardman shares scientifically-backed insights that are life-enhancing and resilience-building.

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