Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mark McDonald (author and publisher of Dissident MD) graduated from UC Berkeley before attending medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Trained in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry at UCLA, he now works primarily with children in private practice in west Los Angeles. Dr. McDonald has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Central America. His opinions on topics such as the need to re-open America’s schools, and the pandemic of fear in the United States today, have been widely published in local and national news, including the Wall Street Journal and The Federalist.

In 2021 he published his first book: United States of Fear: How America Fell Victim to a Mass Delusional Psychosis. His second book, Freedom From Fear: A 12 Step Guide to Individual and National Recovery, approaches the crisis of fear addiction from the perspective of the individual, incorporating the recovery model and aspects of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life.

Dr. McDonald also publishes a podcast with Dr. Jeff Barke called Informed Dissent.

About Dissident MD

Dissident MD provides a weekly in-depth editorial on a subject exploring the intersection of medicine and politics, from a dissenting point of view. Some articles are available at no cost, while subscribers receive access to all published articles, as well as conversation with the writer through the comments section. Founding members will also receive advance information about upcoming books, before they are published. When a new book comes out, they are eligible to receive a free copy.

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