Ricque Brister, MD will be our February 12 General Meeting Speaker. She will “demystify” brain chemistry for us! Understanding how different chemistry affects perception and behavior helps to banish forever the stigma behind these imbalances and the belief that if you have this different chemistry you are somehow less than. Dr. Brister helps people strive for true happiness; not just dealing with this glitch.
Dr. Brister studied psychobiology in graduate school then switched to medicine to become a psychiatrist. She started practicing in 1984, focusing on biochemical changes with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, and schizophrenia.
Currently, Dr. Brister is the Medical Director at God Samaritan’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Program and former Medical Director at Telecare in Santa Cruz. She has also done addiction work, inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization.