I'm Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Psychiatrist, Author and Scientist who first described Winter Depression (SAD). Most recently I have been researching the effect of meditation on the brain. My findings are astounding! AMAA.
Good afternoon! I will be here from 3pm to 5pm ET
Background: I have a successful private psychiatric practice and have spent 30 years as a researcher, 20 at the NIMH and 10 in my own organization studying disorders of mood (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety, sleep, ADHD and biological rhythms. I also pioneered the use of Light Therapy for treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka the Winter Blues) and Transcendental Meditation for combat related PTSD.
Most recently I have been researching the effect of meditation on the brain and how it can lead to peak performance and “getting in the zone.” My findings were so exciting that I have written a book about it which is called Super Mind. AMAA!!
Edit: I have to go now will check back in at 6:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time and answer the top questions. Thanks for your terrific comments.
Edit #2: Thanks to you all for a wonderful AMAA. I have had a great time and I hope have passed on some useful information, and that you have found this enjoyable too. If you want to find out more about me and my work, check out my website at www.normanrosenthal.com or find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube. SuperMind infographic
Wishing you light and transcendence, Norman Rosenthal.