James Samuel Gordon, MD is an American author and Harvard-educated psychiatrist, and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. In 1991, he became Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.
Through CMBM, Gordon has created training programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals to integrate into their practices; for people with cancer and their doctors, friends and family members, for people with depression and other chronic illnesses and conditions; for traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel, and Gaza as well as in post-9/11 New York and post-Katrina southern Louisiana; and with U.S. military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a major proponent for integrative medicine, especially in using preventive and self-care measures as a remedy to chronic illness. His latest book is Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression (Penguin Press, 2008).