“Douglas L. Noordsy, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Chief of Mental Health at the White River Junction VAMC. Dr. Noordsy has been practicing lifestyle medicine throughout his career, focusing on physical exercise for brain health and recovery from psychiatric disorders. He has been studying physical exercise for managing symptoms and creating wellbeing among people with schizophrenia over the past decade.
At Stanford, Dr. Noordsy led the Sports Psychiatry program which provides evaluation and treatment for professional, Olympic and NCAA athletes, including Stanford student athletes. Services are tuned to the unique training needs of athletes and incorporate cutting-edge lifestyle, psychological and pharmacologic interventions. We also train the next generation of Sports Psychiatry & Psychology professionals.
Dr. Noordsy’s lab is studying the effects of physical exercise on psychiatric symptoms, cognition and well-being, as well as relationships between activity level and motivation and recovery. We are initiating studies of the effects of individual sessions of various types of exercise on post-traumatic stress symptoms, suicidal ideation and substance craving. He trains psychiatry and psychology residents and fellows in clincal exercise neuroscience research.
Dr. Noordsy is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry. His book “”Lifestyle Psychiatry”” was published by American Psychiatric Association Publishing in 2019.”