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Dr. Nik's Bio.

Dr. Manijeh Nikakhtar is a renowned professional in the field of Medicine, Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Public Health.

She has an international academic and professional background, having studied, taught, conducting research in the field of Public Health, Psychiatry and Chemical dependency. In Iran, she was representing World Health Organization in the Middle east and was also the chair person in the Department of Epidemiology and      Patho-biology. In the United States she completed a fellowship at Cornell University in New York Hospital and her internship and residency in psychiatry at USC.

Dr. Nikakhtar served as Clinical Assistant Professor at UCLA and on Advisory Board of Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles.

She is also Diplomate of American Board of Forensic Medicine and Psychiatry, American Board of Psychological Specialties, American Board of Behavioral Sciences, American Board of Psychopharmacology, and American Board of Forensic Psychoanalysis.

She also served the Southern California Psychiatric Society for many years as a member of Ethics Committee and as Chair Person of its Membership Committee.

Adding to her long list of outstanding accomplishment, Dr. Nikakhtar has published over 150 articles in the field of medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Nikakhtar is the founder of a non-profit organization," Citizens of the World for Humanity".

Dr. Nikakhtar is the founder of Substance Abstinence Treatment (SAT) program which is a revolutionary and highly effective treatment model for substance use and addiction based on innovative and scientific method designed to break the cycle of drug users' going in and out of the revolving door of the traditional recovery program or prison system.

For her outstanding service to the community, Dr. Nikakhtar has been recognized with many awards and certificates from various California officials and organizations, including the Governor, the Director of the Department of Mental Health, The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, The County Sheriff, The Mayor of Los Angeles and the Chief of the Police.

Dr. Nikakhtar is the author of over hundred fifty articles in the field of psychiatry (Suicide, Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Depression, Culture and behavior, Family therapy, Addiction) in Persian Journals.

 Dr. Nikakhtar had eight years of radio talk and TV program (in Persian) to educate public about psychiatric disorders and treatment.

Dr. Nikakhtar also had several interviews with  variety of magazines (Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, La Opinion etc) and TV programs (CNN, E-TV, PBS, etc) on subjects related to mental health and addiction.

Dr. Nikakhtar is the author of the book title: Addiction or Self medication? The Truth.

This book is a breakthrough view of substance addiction and recovery and outlines the components of a comprehensive, scientific, State-of-the Art approach for the treatment of chemical dependency and addiction.

Dr. Manijeh Nikakhtar is married and has two grown up children.

Dr. Nikakhtar's husband is an Internist-Nephrologist and Professor of UCLA.

Dr. Nikakhtar's daughter is an attorney and economist, assigned to be professor at George Washington University.

Dr. Nikakhtar's son is an Internist, Clinical  Assistant professor and Director of Medical Education at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.

Dr. Nikakhtar is the author of over hundred fifty articles in the field of psychiatry (Suicide, Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Depression, Culture and behavior, Family therapy, Addiction) in Persian Journals.

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