Erik Monasterio, MD – Short Bio

Dr. Monasterio is a psychiatrist and senior lecturer at the Christchurch School of Medicine. His interests include off-label use of psych meds, metabolic complications, and cross-cultural psychiatry. He is concerned about overreliance on psych meds and their interference with adaptation and resilience.

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