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Naveed Saleh MD, MS

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Master of Science

Professional Background

Naveed Saleh, MD, MS, is a physician specializing in medical writing and editing. Naveed is a thought leader in the field of medical journalism. For the past several years, he has worked as an instructor, course developer, and consultant with Writer’s Digest.

In addition to medically reviewing the content on ChoosingTherapy.com, Dr. Saleh has written for a variety of national publications, including Medscape, Verywell, MDLinx, Pain Medicine News, Anesthesiology News, OncLive, Cancer Network, and the Johns Hopkins Newsletter. He’s also a longtime blogger at Psychology Today.

You can learn more on Dr. Saleh’s website.


AB, Cornell University
MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
MS in science and technology journalism, Texas A&M University in College Station

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ADHD & Depression: Understanding the Link

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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder: Types, Symptoms, & Treatments

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