Carol W. Berman grew up in Los Angeles and studied at the University of California at Berkeley as an undergraduate. She moved to New York and attended NYU Medical School. Her residency in psychiatry was spent at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. She returned to NYU for a research fellowship, where she remains as a clinical assistant professor in psychiatry. She is also in private practice in New York City. When she is not writing or treating patients, she paints in acrylics, oils or watercolors.
Dr. Berman writes a monthly column for the Huffington Post. Several of her short stories have been published in literary magazines. She is on the editorial board of The Bellevue Literary Review. Her first play, UNDER THE DRAGON, was produced by The Workshop at The Neighborhood Playhouse in 2002. Her second play, SUNSHINE SALLY, was produced in 2007. Her third play, PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT, and fourth play, BROWNSTONE BREAKDOWN, were produced by Egoactus Company in New York City.
Her nonfiction books for the public include 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT PANIC DISORDER, first published by Jones and Bartlett in 2005 and reissued in its second edition in 2009, and PERSONALITY DISORDERS, published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins in 2009.
Dr. Berman is currently at work on a nonfiction book about caring for loved ones with dementia.