About the Author

photo - 20140812_151631Saul Levine, MD, is professor emeritus in psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego, where he taught for many years. He retired as professor of clinical psychiatry and head of the department of psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Prior to these positions, he was professor of psychiatry and head of the department of psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre at the University of Toronto. He continues to teach at UCSD medical school, has a private psychotherapy practice with patients of all ages, and serves as an expert witness and mediator in family and civil disputes.


Levine is also an author, having published five previous books for general readers in the areas of psychological and social health, geared toward helping people deal with their problems in effective ways that lead toward personal fulfillment and happiness. He has published widely in magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals, and he hosted a popular television show on how to best cope with life’s ups and downs for more than a decade while he was a resident of Toronto, Canada. He is married, has three married sons and a teenage daughter, and is the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren.