In his new book, Breaking Through Depression, Dr. Hall discusses the changes in body, mind, and spirit that come with depressive illness. The first half of his book tells stories from the lives of his patients to demonstrate how stress may injure the brain and lead to depression. The second half of the book presents his SMART-Step plan for renewal: a mind-body-spirit approach to recovery form depression.
Dr. Hall specializes in treatment of depression in Christian clergy and laymen in the Washington, DC area. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and Southern Nazarene University. He completed psychiatric residency at Walter Reed Medical Center, where he received the American Psychiatric Association’s Resident Research Award. His research on depression has been published in medical journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of the American Medical Association. His new book blends faith with medicine to yield a wholistic a plan for emotional renewal.
Dr. Hall is a counseling psychiatrist at Riverside Counseling Center in Leesburg, VA.