Jacqueline Olds, MD

Jacqueline Olds, MD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time


Jacqueline Olds, MD, has worked at McLean actively since 1974 when she started her child psychiatry fellowship. She had a full time job in child psychiatry until 1980, and then became a part-time teacher in both the adult and child residency programs at McLean/MGH until the present.

Dr. Olds also has a psychiatry practice in Cambridge, as well as a creative partnership with her husband, Dr. Richard Schwartz, in which they have written three books and made one patented invention (SunSprite light tracker).



Book cover - The Lonely American

The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century
by Jacqueline Olds, MD, and Richard S. Schwartz, MD
(Beacon Press, 2009)

Book cover - Marriage in Motion

Marriage in Motion: The Natural Ebb and Flow of Lasting Relationships
by Richard Schwartz, MD, and Jacqueline Olds, MD
(Perseus Books, 2000)

Book cover - Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness in Everyday Life
by Jacqueline Olds, MD, Richard S. Schwartz, MD, and Harriet Webster
(Birch Lane Press, 1996)

Education & Training

  • 1967 BS Radcliffe College
  • 1971 MD, Tufts Medical School
  • 1971-1974 Adult Psychiatry Residency, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • 1974-1976 Child Psychiatry Fellowship, McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 1972 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1977 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1983 Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England