Stephen Michael Stahl is an author and professor of psychiatry with expertise in psychopharmacology. He is currently a Professor at the University of California, San Diego and serves as Honorary Fellow in psychiatry department at the University of Cambridge. He is also the chairman of Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) and Arbor Scientia Group. Stahl also serves as the Director of Psychopharmacology Services at the California Department of State Hospitals as well as the Editor-in Chief of CNS Spectrums. He is an internationally recognized authority in psychiatry having published over 500 scientific papers, edited 12 textbooks and personally written 35 text books including the two best-selling textbooks in the field of psychiatry and psychopharmacology over the past twenty years. He has contributed significantly to the field of psychopharmacology through his research in the 70s, 80s and 90s, especially in the area of serotonin, schizophrenia and depression. In addition to his many academic contributions, Stahl is known for his 2015 novel Shell Shock and his expert contribution to exposing inadequate mental health care for returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.In 2002, The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology honoured Stahl with the Lundbeck Foundation Award in Education for contributions to postgraduate education in psychiatry and neurology.