Dr. Susan Rako

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About Susan Rako, M.D.

Dr. Susan Rako, author of, 'The Hormone Of Desire'


"It was not my initial intention," says Dr. Rako, "to teach about hormonal health, but I know that the knowledge that I have gained must be more widely shared."


Dr. Rako's second landmark book,
"The Blessing of the Curse: No More Periods?
The Risks of Menstrual Suppression and Other Cutting-Edge Issues About Hormones and Women's Health

Dr. Rako's first groundbreaking book,
"The Hormone of Desire" Updated and Revised Paperback Edition

Dr. Rako's compelling new book!
That's How the Light Gets In: Memoir of a Psychiatrist

Now available in paperback:
"Semrad : The Heart of a Therapist" by Susan Rako and Harvey Mazer.

Susan Rako has been a psychiatrist in private practice in the Boston area for the past thirty-five years. She both trained and taught at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a teaching hospital in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Rako is located in Newton, Massachusetts and and works with patients in the greater Boston area including: Newtonville, Watertown, Brighton, Auberndale and Waltham.

She attended Wellesley College and earned her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she was one of seven women in a class of ninety-eight. Her graduation in 1966 was attended by her daughter, Jennifer, then two and a half years old.

With developed interests in writing and film, Dr. Rako earned a master's degree in film from Boston University's College of Communication in 1988, just before her hormones crashed.

Her search and discovery to find what she could about loss of sexual and vital energy at menopause led her to the stacks of Harvard's Countway Medical Library. In these medical archives, she found information linking testosterone to women's sexuality, which, in turn, led to her writing her book, "The Hormone Of Desire:The Truth About Testosterone. Sexuality, and Menopause "

Dr. Rako's work has been featured in "Mirabella Magazine," "Elle," "The Boston Globe," "The New York Times," "New Woman," "Newsweek," "American Health," "USA Today," "Body Smart," "Newsday," and she has appeared on "The Today Show," "Alive And Wellness With Carol Martin" on CNBC, "Newstalk TV," "Power Surge" on America Online and "Dateline NBC."




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