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Dr. Vania Manipod
Dr. Vania Manipod
Psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, Western University of Health Sciences, California, US
“My goal is to reduce stigma around talking about mental health and help my patients live life to the fullest.”
Areas of expertise
  • Mental health
  • Integrative psychiatry
  • Digital health
“I believe that someone with mental illness is just like someone with a diagnosis like hypertension: Sometimes they need medication; sometimes they don’t. Either way, the illness shouldn’t prevent them from enjoying life. I really enjoy contributing to mental health content for the Flo app and blog. Mobile tools can help spread knowledge about mental well-being far and wide, and I love being able to reach so many people with empowering advice through this platform.”
— Dr. Vania Manipod
  • Murror – Chief medical officer, since 2023
  • Western University of Health Sciences – Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, since 2022
  • American Osteopathic Association – Editor in chief of The DO magazine, since 2021
  • Private practice – Psychiatrist, since 2015
  • Kaiser Permanente – Psychiatrist, 2012–2015
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center – Residency in behavioral health, 2009
  • Western University of Health Sciences – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008
  • University of California, Davis – Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2003
Awards and achievements
  • Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California – Recipient of the Special Recognition Award for mental health advocacy and influence as an osteopathic physician
  • Invited speaker and media expert – Featured on state and national levels
  • Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry in general psychiatry
Appearances and publications in other media
Freud and Fashion,
15 Jun 2019
Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions about ADHD.
Medical Hypotheses, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 338–41.,
03 Sep 2012
Treating Anxiety by Discontinuing Antidepressants: A Case Series.
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