Dale Archer, Jr. is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Specialties include propagating the theory of chemical imbalances of the brain, relationships and personal responsibility.
Education and early medical career
Archer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a Tulane Scholar at Tulane University and Phi Beta Kappa, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with honors, and continued at Tulane where he received his M.D. from the school of Medicine. Archer attended The University of Texas for his internship in Internal Medicine, and while there he found his calling and completed his Residency in Psychiatry.
In 1988, he founded The Institute for Neuropsychiatry in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has also worked as a prison psychiatrist and worked as an expert witness in hundreds of sanity and competency criminal court cases. He is also the Medical Director for The Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Recovery Center and is the psychiatric consultant for the SW Louisiana Crisis Intervention Training program.
Career in media
Archer published the NY Times bestseller Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional in 2013.
Archer has authored numerous articles as well as the patient information pamphlet 'Chemical Imbalance Depression'.
Archer started a weekly mental illness news segment at the Lake Charles NBC affiliate in 1990. He has had three successful radio shows including the call-in show Taking Charge with Dr. Dale Archer and a regional (and internet) TV talk show, The Dr. Dale Archer Show. Archer appears regularly on national news shows, talking about psychological issues. He is a regular blogger on Psychology Today, Forbes and Foxnews.com where he discusses current events from a psychological perspective.