“Incredibly moving and extraordinary”

The Frontier Psychiatrists is created by Owen Scott Muir, M.D. It is not boring as a goal and about health and it’s care as a topic. It’s reading for decision-makers.

At this point, virtually all of it is written by one person. It is not written by a robot.

I have a few books already on my Amazon store

Your Author, Owen Scott Muir, M.D., and not the opinion of any of his employers, teams, friends, enemies, or patients. The opinions here are his alone. It includes:

Freemium: The Frontier Psychiatrists (a Newsletter).

Health and care-related writing. New posts are free. Many of the older posts are paid. The publication is daily.

Free: The Frontier Psychiatrists (a Podcast).

It’s a podcast. Some of it is content from the newsletter, and some of it is not.

Readers Are Saying:

“written in a horribly grating… style I found off-putting.”

—Psychologist, London, U.K.

“Your newsletter content is ridiculously engaging.”

—Med Tech Founder, San Antonio, Texas

“Seems to be making a good point…eventually”

—Therapist, London, U.K.

“You improved my relationship with my Eames chair. Once I started treating it as a thinking chair, everything changed.”

—Partner, Law Firm.

“Wickedly smart…a high-level change agent”

—Partner, Life Sciences Practice Group

“Thank you for your honesty… your work and dedication to fight against the stigma are appreciated.”

—CEO, Med Device Co.

“Wow Owen, just THANK YOU for doing what you do, and for writing about how you came to do this work through your personal experiences with bipolar disorder. We are all so lucky to have you”

—Psychiatrist, San Francisco

“I think you are a brave and selfless person to write as openly and personally as you do in Frontier Psychiatrist.”

—Health Care Executive, NYC

“I am still confused—how you ended up in medicine. Did you have a parent in medicine or a grandparent? Just reading through it, why did you not pursue trial law?”

—Physician, Brooklyn, NY

“Your writing is always good. Except when it gets so esoteric about the matrix or nfts I can't follow it. But your strongest writing is when you write about suicidal kids.”

— Reader, New York, NY

About the Author

When he isn’t writing, Owen Scott Muir, M.D. is a Child, Adolescent, and General Psychiatrist, and multiple-time founder, health care executive, forensic consultant, physician-scientist, and strategic advisor. He's kind of a big deal…but only according to him. There is some market validation of this conceit:


Chief Medical Officer, iRxReminder, LLC


Acacia Clinics, SVP, Strategy + Director, Pediatric Neuromodulation Service.

Grand Rounds Speaker, Hartford Hospital, IOL.

Healio Honors Winner.


Celo Camp 4 Innovation in Money Award Winner

Clubhouse Creator First Accelerator, Winner


Guest Key Opinion Leader, BrainsWay

Adolescent Suicide and Self-injury: Mentalizing Theory and Treatment: published Springer Nature (with Laurel Williams, D.O.)


NYU Rudin Fellowship’s Master Scholars in Ethics and Humanities, Fellow.


AACAP Travel Grant, winner.

Florence Feinstein Award, Hofstra-Northwell SOM.

His psychiatric practice is called Fermata.

Education and Medical Training:

Amherst College in 2001, BA, Psychology.

  • Magna Cum Laude

Medical Doctorate, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2011

  • Benjamin Rush Prize, for Excellence in Psychiatry, winner

  • Medical Education Pathway, Graduate

General Psychiatry Residency, Barbara and David Zucker Hofstra-Northwell SOM program at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, 2015.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, NYU School of Medicine, 2017

Dual Board-Certified, ABPN

  • General Psychiatry, 2016

  • Child Psychiatry, 2018

Mentalization-Based Treatment Official Supervisor, Anna Freud National Centre For Children and Families, 2018

Academic Citations:

When can patients with potentially life-threatening adverse effects be rechallenged with clozapine? A systematic review of the published literature.

Blogging and social media for mental health education and advocacy: a review for psychiatrists

Real-world efficacy of deep TMS for obsessive-compulsive disorder: post-marketing data collected from twenty-two clinical sites

Long-term outcomes of a course of deep TMS for treatment-resistant OCD

Deep TMS for major depression, interim post-marketing analysis of 1040 patients.

Attitudes of children and adolescents and their caregivers towards long-acting injectable antipsychotics in a cohort of youth initiating oral antipsychotic treatment

Real-world efficacy of deep TMS for obsessive-compulsive disorder: interim post-marketing analysis of 192 patients from twenty-two sites

Rapid remission of depression using sequential bilateral theta burst dTMS

Safety and tolerability of dTMS treatment in 18-20 year old patients: case series

Fundamentals in mentalization-based treatment for suicidal and self-injurious youth

Basic Concepts in Mentalizing Therapy With Adolescents With Emerging Personality Disorders and Self-Harming Behaviors

Good Psychiatric Management (GPM) for Personality Disorders in Young People

Understanding mentalization-based treatment for adolescents

“Difficult” Patients and Healing in the Disinformation Age: Mentalizing as a Transdiagnostic Approach to Emotion Dysregulation and to Mistrust of Facts

Basic Concepts in Mentalizing-Based Therapy for Adolescents With Mood Dysregulation

Mental health clinicians’ attitudes toward narcissistic personality disorder.

MDD Responds Equally To dTMS With And Without Comorbid Personality Disorders

Accelerated And Non-Accelerated dTMS Protocols Both Effective In Treatment Of MDD

TMS Treatment With The H1 Coil in Youth Age 10-21 Effective In Ameliorating MDD Symptoms

Basic Concepts in Mentalizing Therapy With Adolescents With Emerging Personality Disorders and Self-Harming Behaviors

Mentalizing Crisis Management of Suicide and Self-Injurious Behavior

Mentalizing in Family Work

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents: The Framework for Work with Suicide and Self-Injurious Behaviors

Task Force on Clinical Essentials

Treatment of mixed mania and depression using bilateral intermittent theta burst: Case series

Practical Tools for Clinicians in the Digital Era

Treatment of cocaine use disorder with dTMS and in-vivo exposure: Case report

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach, Nick Midgely, Karin Ensink, Karin Lindqvist, Norka Malberg, Nicole Muller (Eds.), Book Review, JAACAP

Early Diagnosis and Intervention in Adolescents

Onto the Internet: Practical Tools for the Clinician

Task Force on CAP Collection

Quality Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Applying Quality Improvement Methods in Your Practice or Department

Basic Concepts in Mentalizing Therapy With Adolescents With Emerging Personality Disorders and Self-Harming Behaviors

Spotlight on Web-Based and Mobile Applications Used by Adolescents for Romantic Connection, With Special Focus on LGBT Youth

Off the Couch and Onto the Internet

Musical Artist

Owen has a few records as a band leader and many as an engineer. These can be found on Spotify, for example.

Why Subscribe?

Most healthcare writing is boring. Even more of it is polite. Neither of those things is likely to be true here.

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Dr. Owen Scott Muir is a healthcare innovator and entrepreneur, working across innovative care, payment models, technology, regulatory compliance, and education. He's a graduate of Amherst College.
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