MICHAEL R. BINDER, M.D.
Dr. Michael Binder is a board-certified adult and adolescent psychiatrist who has been in practice for over twenty-five years. He is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and is the former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Dr. Binder is an innovative clinician who has spent most of his professional career in direct patient care. Drawing from over 75,000 hours of clinical experience together with decades of research into the cause of mental illness, Dr. Binder published the first comprehensive neurophysiological hypothesis of psychiatric disorders and perfected a treatment technique that catapulted his success rate in treating patients from 60% to over 90%.
As a general adult and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Binder is experienced in treating bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, panic disorder, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, tick disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. He is equally experienced in the use of psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. In those patients who are likely to benefit from a combination of medication and psychotherapy, Dr. Binder diagnoses and corrects abnormalities in brain function first, then combines it with psychotherapy as needed in an effort to address the whole person.
In 2012 Dr. Binder established the Binder Foundation. The Binder Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of human life through research and education aimed at removing physical, emotional, and psychological barriers to personal fulfillment. The foundation seeks to combine spiritual principles with medical science to bring healing to mind, body, and spirit.
Tap here to listen to Dr. Binder discuss his philosophy and cutting-edge treatment approach. Program aired 4/10/16 on WGN radio with the legendary Rick Kogan.