Hans R. Agrawal, M.D.

Dr. Agrawal was educated at Harvard College, the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Yale University School of Medicine. He trained in psychiatry at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital and was awarded the Mel Kayce Award for excellence in psychotherapy. He is a candidate in psychoanalysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Agrawal has been a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has been on the psychotherapy faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He has taught undergraduates in the department of anthropology and the department of economics at Harvard University.

Dr. Agrawal's clinical and academic interests include expanding creativity and freedom; concepts of play and aliveness; Lacanian ideas about desire; and critical social theory and cultural studies. He offers psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychopharmacology, as well as suboxone treatment for opiate addiction.

Dr. Agrawal periodically publishes and appears in the popular press.

In a piece in The New York Times entitled "Lessons from a Traffic Light" Dr. Agrawal describes a helpful metaphor that he used in a psychotherapy treatment.

In a New Yorker essay "Runs in the Family" Dr. Agrawal is referenced and quoted.

Dr. Agrawal discusses controversy surrounding suicidal behavior and social media in a Vice article "A Human Therapist's Take on Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tool"