Meet the Author: David A. Kessler, MD

Author Bio and Details

David A. Kessler, MD served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is the author of A Question of Intent and The End of Overeating, a New York Times bestseller. He is a pediatrician and has been the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kessler is a graduate of Amherst College, the University of Chicago Law School, and Harvard Medical School.

Books by David A. Kessler, MD

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Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

Book cover image: Capture Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

Former FDA Commissioner and bestselling author of The End of Overeating, Dr. David Kessler explores how and why our logical minds and better intentions can feel as though they have been hijacked by something we cannot control. What he discovers is the very underpinning of human suffering whether it be from depression, anxiety, obsession, addiction, phobia, or panic.  More »

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