About Dr. Holland

Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, with a private practice in New York City.

She majored in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.D. in 1992 from Temple University School of Medicine. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, she completed a residency program in psychiatry, where she created a research project that treated schizophrenics with a new medication.

In 1994, she received the Outstanding Resident Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1996 until 2005 she worked weekends running Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric emergency room, and she's penned an autobiography of this time, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER.

Holland is the editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide - A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA, and The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis.

Holland also provides expert testimony and forensic consultation on a range of drug-related behavior and phenomena, with a focus on PCP and MDMA.

Private practice

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Medical School, Dr. Julie Holland has been in private practice since 1996. Her office is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station. Dr. Holland has a strong background in psychopharmacology and general psychiatry. After completing her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, she was an attending physician at the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue hospital for nine years. She is familiar and comfortable working with all psychiatric diagnoses and treatments.

She will work in concert with your therapist to ascertain if medicine or nutritional supplements can help treat your symptoms. Sometimes a short trial of a low dose of antidepressant can help with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia; in other cases, a mood stabilizer will work better than an antidepressant, even when depression is the chief complaint.

At the initial visit, a full history including genetic inventory (family history of psychiatric complaints), medication and drug history will help to determine the treatment plan.

Initial consultations take 45 to 60 minutes, and follow up visits are 20 to 30 minutes long. Dr. Holland is not in any insurance networks. You will be provided with a receipt so you can get insurance reimbursement, but payment is expected at the time of your visits.

Forensic work

Dr. Holland is available for expert testimony and forensic consultation. Her expertise is in a range of drug-related behavior and phenomena, with a concentration in PCP and MDMA. She is also available for malpractice cases involving wrongful commitment and inappropriate discharge.

She has consulted and testified on numerous cases, including:

  • Multiple Washington DC homicide and rape trials involving PCP
  • Florida trial of nightclub owners sentenced under the crack-house laws
  • Minnesota first degree murder trial involving tobacco soaked in embalming fluid (thought to be PCP)
  • California date-rape case involving MDMA
  • Canadian drug trafficking case
  • Four cases involving MDMA-related deaths (Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Washington)
  • New Orleans ACLU plaintiff vs. John Ashcroft
  • Federal case involving intent to distribute cocaine
  • Federal case involving intent to distribute heroin

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