Christopher Bullock, MD

Christopher Bullock, MD, is an Assistant Clinical Professor (part-time) of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a psychoanalyst affiliated with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and a Teaching Associate at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where for 20 years he was the senior attending physician on an outpatient team working intensively with the chronically mentally ill. He maintains a private practice in Newton, Massachusetts.

He has won multiple teaching awards, was a founding faculty member in the team that developed the innovative Cambridge-Harvard Medical School Longitudinal Third Year Clerkship, has worked in pioneering projects integrating behavioral health care into primary care medicine, taught for many years in the HMS Healer’s Art seminars, and has lectured nationally on psychiatric education. This fall he will join the Emerson College faculty to teach “Aragorn on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Lord of the Rings and the Writing of J. R .R. Tolkein.”


Posts by Christopher Bullock, MD

An insider’s guide to a hospital stay

No one wants to be have to go to a hospital, but there are times when it’s unavoidable. Having some advance knowledge about the hospital experience may help you feel more comfortable in the event you or someone you know has to go to the ER or be admitted.

I’m so lonesome I could cry

The health risks of loneliness and isolation have been known for some time, but more recently research has shown the specific effects in the brain. Finding ways to make connections with other people is the best “medicine” to alleviate the mental and physical effects of loneliness.

Active mind/body, healthy mind/body

Getting regular exercise is one of the best actions you can take to improve or maintain your overall health. Fitting exercise into your life is not as difficult as it might seem, but it does require some planning.