Richard Gallagher

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Presentation: A Professor of Psychiatry’s Investigation of the Paranormal – and his Theory of Causation.

A board-certified psychiatrist and highly experienced clinician and teacher, Richard Gallagher, M.D. is a professor of psychiatry at NY Medical College and a psychoanalyst on the faculty of Columbia University.

He earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University in Classics, Phi beta Kappa. After teaching and playing basketball in France, he came back to the U.S. for medical school and eventually trained as a resident in psychiatry at Yale University.

He is the longest-standing member of the International Association of Exorcists since the early 1990’s, serving for a time as a scientific adviser on its governing board.

He has devoted many years to distinguishing the rare cases of overt demonic attacks from the much more common conditions of medical and psychiatric disorders.

In this capacity Dr. Gallagher has undoubtedly seen more cases of possession – many quite harrowing – than any other physician in the world.

His recent book “Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal” is published by HarperCollins and is available in bookstores and on Amazon in hardcover, paperback and Kindle. The book can also be found in an Audible version.  A story in the book about a possessed Satanist, a “once-in-a-century” case. is in early production as a major Hollywood movie by Blumhouse.

Dr. Gallagher lives in Westchester, N.Y., after serving for many years as the county’s psychiatric emergency and crisis director.