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The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James (1842-1910)


Abilash A. Gopal, M.D. is a psychiatrist and author based in San Francisco. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, medical school at Tufts University, residency at UCSF Department of Psychiatry, where he was Chief Resident, and fellowship at the UCSF Program in Psychiatry and the Law.

He also trained at Harvard Medical School, where he completed an apprenticeship in forensic psychiatry and was selected for the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Gopal has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Rappeport Fellowship, which is awarded to a few outstanding residents throughout the country who have demonstrated a strong record of achievement in forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Gopal has a boutique psychotherapy practice in San Francisco. He is a member of the faculty at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and a corresponding member of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Harvard Medical School. He has published numerous academic articles and books on topics within psychiatry, ethics, neuroscience, and the law, and he is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.