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DR. DIANE MCINTOSH

BSc Pharmacy, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Psychiatrist

Dr. McIntosh graduated from Dalhousie University, where she completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy before completing her medical school training. She completed 2 years of a pediatric residency and then an adult psychiatry residency. She is extensively involved in continuing medical education programs to colleagues nationally and internationally, with a focus on rational pharmacology. She has a particular interest in the neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders and ADHD.

Dr. McIntosh is the co-founder of SwitchRx, the online psychotropic medication switching tool. Dr. McIntosh has published blogs in the Huffington Post, focusing on mental health issues, as well as advocating for improving access to high-quality psychiatric care by writing op eds in British Columbia. She is also the founder of wedomatter.org, which advocates for more compassionate care for psychiatric patients and their families.  

Dr. McIntosh is the co-author of Stress: The Psychology of Managing Pressure and the soon-to-be published book, This Is Depression: A comprehensive and compassionate guide for those who wish to understand depression. Her new book was written for those suffering from depression, those who love someone who has depression, and for anyone who wants to better understand this serious medical illness.