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    Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D.

    Dr. Bruce Alan Kehr: Unveiling the Path to Holistic Mental Wellness
    "Empowering you to discover the root causes of your emotional distress and guiding you towards a journey of complete recovery and self-love."
    About Dr. Kehr

    Dr. Bruce Alan Kehr, founder of Potomac Psychiatry, has dedicated his life to the mental and emotional well-being of his patients. Renowned for his compassionate and comprehensive approach to psychiatry, Dr. Kehr has been recognized as a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” and has received multiple accolades for his contributions to mental health, including being the sole adult psychiatrist named “Top Doctor” by Bethesda Magazine in 2019, and was awarded that honor again in 2021 and 2023. Under his visionary leadership, Potomac Psychiatry was honored with the "Best Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Services - Northeast USA" by Global Health & Pharma in 2021, and "Most Comprehensive Mental Health Center of the Year - Mid-Atlantic U.S.A." in 2023 and 2024.

    Expertise & Specializations
    Dr. Kehr’s approach, rooted in Root Cause Psychiatry, focuses on identifying and addressing the genetic, biological, psychological, social, and life-stage factors contributing to emotional distress. His specialties include anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, life adjustment issues, substance use disorder, and bipolar disorder, with a keen interest in psychiatric genomics, the microbiome, and nutritional deficiencies. He also practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

    Education & Accomplishments
    • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
    • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
    • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Extensive training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and in the Washington, D.C. area.
    • Forensic consultant in neuropsychiatry and traumatic brain injury
    • Inventor of Dr. B.R.U.C.E. a “Behavioral Response Unit Creating Empathy” that is an Artificial Intelligence Agent and is the subject of multiple patents pending
    Publications & Inventions
    An accomplished author, Dr. Kehr’s work, including Becoming Whole: A Healing Companion to Ease Emotional Pain and Find Self-Love, is a best-selling book, and his blogs have reached over 2,000,000 people across 206 countries.

    Philosophy & Approach
    Dr. Kehr is passionate about treating individuals, couples, and families, offering specialized care to professionals and senior executives. His treatment methodologies extend beyond medication to include lifestyle and nutritional modifications, as well as innovative laboratory and genetic testing.

    Community Involvement
    Dr. Kehr’s dedication to mental health extends to his community involvement. He served as the Chairman of the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania and was honored as one of the “100 Most Inspiring and Influential Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry” by PharmaVOICE readers and editors in 2007.

    Connect with Dr. Kehr
    To explore more about Dr. Kehr’s philosophy, treatment approaches, and his book Becoming Whole, visit his extensive, searchable blog library.

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