Website Visitors

People who visit this website can do so without revealing any personally identifiable information. This site does not collect any personally identifiable information. This site does not store or keep any personally identifiable information about visitors.

This privacy policy applies to this website and to all of the websites owned and operated by Dr. David Brendel. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us either online at, by phone at 617.932.1548 or by mail at 26 Trapelo Road, Belmont, Ma 02478.

Medical information

I am happy to provide general information about psychiatric illnesses on this web site for educational purposes only. Please do not rely on this information to diagnose or treat any illness that you may have or that someone you care about may have. The information provided on this website is not intended to be used as medical advice for any particular patient or person. Please see me or another medical professional for medical advice.


Cookies are small bits of computer code transmitted from a website and are stored on the user’s computer. There are generally two types of cookies, session and persistent, both of which are used on this website. Session cookies are operable only when you are on our web site or logged in to our services. Persistent cookies remain on our computer even after a particular session is over.

We use cookies, provided in a program called Google Analytics, to provide information to us so that we can improve our web site. For example, we use cookies to gather information on the frequency of visits to our website and actions performed on the site. You can set your browser to disable cookies.

None of the information collected by cookies is personally identifiable for any particular web visitor.

Log Files

Web servers generally keep certain information related to visitors to web sites, including browser, operating system, web site you entered our site from, etc. We use this information to improve our web site. None of the information is personally identifiable.

Links to Other Websites

This site may contain links to other websites that are not managed by Dr. Brendel. Dr. Brendel does not review, control or accept responsibility for the content on third party websites. The links from this website to websites not managed by Dr. Brendel does not imply endorsement or credibility of the website, service, information or product provided through the linked website. Furthermore, when linking to another website you will be subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Other Privacy Information

Here is a link to the HIPAA website of the US government:
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: