Keith Ablow
TV Personality, Forensic Psychiatrist, Human Behavior Expert

America’s most well-known forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow has been retained to testify in some of the nation’s most highly publicized murder cases and serves as psychiatry contributor to Fox News.


Dr. Ablow is the author of the New York Times true crime bestseller Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson; the New York Times self-help bestseller The 7: Seven Wonders that Will Change Your Life (co-written with Glenn Beck); and Without Mercy: The Shocking True Story of a Doctor Who Murdered, following the story of a California doctor who killed one of Ablow’s good friends. His six novels, each featuring a mystery-solving forensic psychiatrist, have sold millions of copies around the world. His latest book, Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony: A Psychological Portrait provides a trenchant and riveting exegesis for the mind of one of the most infamous women in the world.


Dr. Ablow serves as psychiatry contributor to Fox News, is a contributing editor for Good Housekeeping and Men’s Fitness, and has made regular appearances on Oprah as well as frequent guest appearances on TruTV, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Rose, MSNBC, Tyra, Montel, and others. His essays on human emotion and behavior have been published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Discover, U.S. News and World Report, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Ablow has also been a reporter for Newsweek, medical editor and producer for Lifetime Medical Television in New York and Los Angeles, and the host and executive producer of The Dr. Keith Ablow Show.


He has addressed hospitals, corporations, professional organizations, private colleges, and public schools. His speeches go beyond insight into the minds and family dynamics of killers; in his audience-facing talks, Dr. Ablow relates the need for each of us to defeat our own limiting behavioral patterns, to take control of our own lives.


Dr. Ablow received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, after graduating from Brown University. He is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and lives in the Boston area.

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Inside the Mind of Casey AnthonyA Psychological Portrait
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Dr. Keith Ablow distills tens of thousands of pages of documents he has obtained, his behind-the-camera, one-on one interviews, and his decades of experience in the world of forensic psychiatry to make sense of a woman whose defense attorney described as an innocent victim of childhood sexual abuse, but the state insisted was a cold-blooded murderer.

Without MercyThe Shocking True Story of a Doctor Who Murdered
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Dr. John Kappler was a well-respected physician in dozens of California hospitals, yet none of his patients ever imagined that his real profession was murder.

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West Crosse is a stunningly brilliant, strikingly handsome architect with a love of ideal beauty and a commitment to achieving it at any cost. But the rich, powerful families who secretly engage him to design their homes don't know his dark side: Crosse can't stop at designing their dwellings. He needs to make their lives more perfect, too, even if it means a gut rehab of the family, even if the final design takes years to achieve--murdering an abusive spouse, a toxic lover, a predatory business partner or an unwanted child.

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The highly publicized Scott Peterson murder case captivated a public hungry for the answer to one question: Why would a man with no known history of violent crime or mental illness and with a pretty wife about to give birth brutally murder her and his unborn son? Using contacts at the FBI, and hiring private investigators and researchers, Keith Ablow delves deeply into Scott Peterson's life story to answer the question: How did an all-American boy turn into a ruthless killer?

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An hour before inventor John Snow is to undergo experimental brain surgery, he's discovered outside Massachusetts General Hospital, dead from a single bullet. Did he commit suicide, as the police suspect - or was he murdered?

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PsychopathA Novel
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Having achieved celebrity status with his last case, Clevenger is tapped by the FBI to catch an elusive murderer known as the Highway Killer, who has left twelve bodies strewn across twelve states. But the Highway Killer isn't just a serial killer--he's a psychiatrist whose brilliance as a doctor is matched only by his precision as a murderer. When he writes to a national newspaper challenging Clevenger to cure him through an exchange of open letters, a gripping public therapy unfolds. With the Highway Killer's brutality reaching new heights as he confronts his mind's darkest demons, will Clevenger exorcise those demons before they spin completely out of control?

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CompulsionA Novel
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One of the infant twin daughters of billionaire Darwin Bishop has been murdered in her crib at the family's estate. The suspected killer is her adopted brother Billy, and investigators believe that the fugitive teenager has targeted the surviving twin. As Clevenger fights to protect the innocent and hunt down the guilty, aspects of the case begin to collide with demons from his own past.

Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony: A Psychological Portrait Dr. Keith Ablow delivers an incisive, objective study of Casey Anthony, the psychological dynamics that created her, and the mystery of the criminal mind.
Leaders Living the Truth in the Workplace The Keys to Harnessing Reality to Achieve Any Goal: Dr. Ablow speaks to the difficulties that we face everyday in the workplace, and how to both achieve and foster leadership.
The Pain to Power Principle Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty: Dr. Ablow's look at how honesty and insight into the realities of our lives can help us achieve more fulfilling lives.
Dr. Keith on CampusUsing Your Life Story to Fuel a Lifetime of Learning: Dr. Ablow's presentation designed for schools, colleges, and universities.

Check out Dr. Keith Ablow’s most recent pieces for Fox News.

Learn more about Dr. Keith Ablow here and follow him on Twitter.

Praise for Psychopath
"Fascinating clinical insights."
-The New York Times

"Keith Ablow is king of the psychological thriller. Frank Clevenger is a wonderfully flawed hero, as haunted by his own demons as the sociopaths he faces. Ablow writes like a man possessed - with a pace so blistering the pages will all but singe your hands."
-Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River

"A tour de force. Ablow is not satisfied with the superficial. He digs deep to create complex characters."
-Orlando Sentinel

"A superior read."
-Entertainment Weekly