Clinical Focus

  • Psychiatry

Honors & Awards

  • Miller Award, Stanford Psychiatry Residency Program (2016)
  • Outstanding Resident Award, National Institute of Mental Health (2014)
  • Martha Gray Prize, Harvard Medical School (2010)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2017)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult Psychiatry (2017)
  • Residency:Stanford Psychiatry Residency (2016) CA
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Neurobiology (2010)
  • Medical Education:Harvard Medical School (2012) MA

All Publications

  • 'A more perfect arrangement of plants': the botanical model in psychiatric nosology, 1676 to the present day. History of psychiatry Mason, D., Hsin, H. 2018: 957154X18757341


    Psychiatric classification remains a complex endeavour; since the Enlightenment, nosologists have made use of various models and metaphors to describe their systems. Here we present the most common model, botanical taxonomy, and trace its history from the nosologies of Sydenham, Sauvages and Linnaeus; to evolutionary models; to the later contributions of Hughlings-Jackson, Kraepelin and Jaspers. Over time, there has been a shift from explicit attempts to pattern disease classification on botanical systems, to a more metaphorical use. We find that changes in the understanding of plants and plant relationships parallel changes in the conceptualization of mental illness. Not only have scientific discoveries influenced the use of metaphor, but the language of metaphor has also both illuminated and constrained psychiatric nosology.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0957154X18757341

    View details for PubMedID 29480060

  • Transforming Psychiatry into Data-Driven Medicine with Digital Measurement Tools Nature Digital Medicine Hsin, H., Fromer, M., Peterson, B., Walter, C., Fleck, M., Campbell, A., Varghese, P., Califf, R. 2018
  • Creating boundaries to empower digital health technology BJPsych Open Hsin, H., Torous, J. 2018; 4 (4): 235-237

    View details for DOI 10.1192/bjo.2018.37

  • Empowering the digital therapeutic relationship: virtual clinics for digital health interventions Nature Digital Medicine Torous, J., Hsin, H. 2018; 1
  • Clinical cases and self-study review for the mental health of military and veteran populations Military and Veteran Mental Health: A Comprehensive Guide Louie, A. K., Hsin, H., Bullock, K., May, M., Warren, C., Roberts, L. W. Springer. 2018
  • Bending the curve with technology Insel, T., Hsin, H. International Academy of Suicide Research Newsletter. 2017
  • The Fox and the Hedgehog: A Vision of Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Hsin, H. 2016; 40 (3): 555-557

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0402-1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000376248800037

    View details for PubMedID 26275887

  • An Adjuvant Role for Mobile Health in Psychiatry JAMA PSYCHIATRY Hsin, H., Torous, J., Roberts, L. 2016; 73 (2): 103-104
  • Veterans Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Ethics Hsin, H., Roberts, L. W. 2016
  • Ethical issues in treatment of depression FOCUS Hsin, H., Torous, J. 2016; 14 (2)
  • The Use of Antiepileptic Drugs in Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry Ostacher, M., Hsin, H. Elsevier. 2015; 2nd
  • Ethics in psychopharmacology practice FOCUS Hsin, H. 2014; 12 (2)
  • Psychopharmacology of bipolar II depression and bipolar depression with mixed features FOCUS Hsin, H., Suppes, T. 2014; 12 (2)