Jeffrey M. Schwartz
- For the American anthropologist, see Jeffrey H. Schwartz.
, M.D. is an American psychiatrist and researcher in the field of neuroplasticity and its application to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Schwartz received a bachelors with honors in philosophy and then pursued a career in the medical sciences. He is currently an associate research professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and a fellow with the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design. Schwartz is also the overseas ambassador/patron for the UK's national Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder charity, OCD-UK.
Schwartz is a researcher in the field of self-directed neuroplasticity. He is the author of almost 100 scientific publications in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, and several popular books. His major research interest over the past two decades has been brain imaging/functional neuroanatomy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), with a focus on the pathological mechanisms and psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
For his book The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
, Schwartz collaborated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist Henry Stapp.