Dale Archer, M.D., is a board-certified Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Founder/CEO of The Institute for Neuropsychiatry in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

He has worked as a prison psychiatrist, served as an expert witness in hundreds of criminal court cases (sanity and competency evals) and was the corporate medical director for BHG a national Addiction treatment company. He is also the founder and Medical Director for psychiatric services at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital(LCMH).

The New York Times bestselling author of "Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional," and "The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength," Dr. Archer considers himself a general psychiatrist, who feels that reliance on specialization within the field misses the point that all individual human behavior is connected.

A media veteran, Dr. Archer has hosted three successful radio shows, including the very popular call-in show "Taking Charge with Dr. Dale Archer," and the regional TV and Internet based "The Dr. Dale Archer Show”. He has also appeared on most of the top national news shows as a psychiatric expert.

In addition to producing content for his blog, Reading Between the (Head)Lines, Dr. Archer engages with his social media audience on Facebook and Twitter, offering advice and his own unique perspective, on a wide variety of psychological issues and current events. 

Dr. Archer lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he is working on his next book, and consulting with LCMH on the opening of a new state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital, "The Archer Institute."

His hobbies include playing tournament poker, kayaking, cooking and searching for interesting wines.



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