Jonathan R. Davidson, MD, is professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program, an integrative anxiety treatment program, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He has earned an international reputation for his pioneering work in anxiety and traumatic stress research. Using an innovative whole-person approach, Davidson combines a host of therapies, including the latest medications and state-of-the-art psychotherapy as well as mind-body approaches and herbal medicines. He has received awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the American Psychopathological Association, and the American Medical Association.
Davidson has published extensively, and his articles have appeared in more than 300 professional journals. In addition to writing or co-authoring five of his own books, he has contributed to more than 60 other titles and textbooks about psychiatry and psychopharmacology. The Anxiety Book: Developing Strength in the Face of Fear is his latest book, co-authored with Henry Dreher. He is on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals and serves on multiple advisory boards, task forces, and committees related to psychiatry, anxiety disorders, and traumatic stress.
Davidson is the principal investigator or co-investigator on over 70 clinical studies. His research is supported through grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the pharmaceutical industry and other agencies. In addition to his dedication to research, Davidson is committed to providing care for patients and their families and to educating medical students, residents, and other mental health professionals.
Davidson received his medical training from University College Hospital Medical School in London. Davidson interned in orthopaedics at St. Mary's Hospital in London and in medicine at Sefton Hospital in Liverpool, England. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Royal Edinburgh Hospital.