Dr. Benjamin Brent, MD

Psychiatry  |  
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Age 43
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Dr. Benjamin Brent, MD
I received my B.A. from Columbia University in 1996. After college, I went on to complete an M.Sc. in Developmental Psychology from University College London before receiving my M.D. from New York Medical College in 2004. I trained in clinical psychiatry at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry from 2004-2008 and graduated from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 2015. After my residency training, I integrated clinical work in psychiatry with neuroimaging research on the brain basis of problems of social understanding (i.e., the capacity to think about emotions and the nuances of interpersonal circumstances) in people with schizophrenia. I have published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and/or book chapters focused on the understanding and treatment of social impairments in people in the early phase of psychotic disorders. I am currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Part-time at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). I divide my time between work in academic psychiatry at MGH and my private practice in Cambridge.

875 Massachusetts Ave Ste 54

Cambridge, MA 02139

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Dr. Benjamin Brent, MD

Dr. Benjamin Brent, MD

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Care Philosophy

I take a psychoanalytically-informed approach to the psychotherapeutic process of helping individuals with symptom relief, emotional pain, and interpersonal growth. This approach involves a focus on the role of emotions in a person's mental life, a consideration of how psychological defenses may complicate achieving greater personal fulfillment, and exploration of how the relationship that unfolds between me and the patient may shed light on how early models of relationships could contribute to problematic interpersonal patterns in the here-and-now. I integrate psychiatric medications in the therapeutic work whenever appropriate for the purpose of reducing emotional suffering, enhancing the capacity for reflection on painful experiences, and to facilitate relational understanding and development.
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Dr. Brent's Experience

Dr. Brent's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Harvard Longwood Psy Res Tng Prgm
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Kl2 Merit Program-Harvard Catalyst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Boston Psychoanalytic Soc & Inst
    Other Education | Completed 2015
  • University College London
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hospitals where Dr. Brent has admitting privileges

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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