Insight Behavioral Health Centers Welcomes Dr. Peter Zemenides

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Noted Psychiatrist to Oversee Medically-Supported Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP) Serving Adults and Adolescents in the Chicagoland and Surrounding Region

Chicago-based Insight Behavioral Health Centers (, a leading provider of comprehensive treatment for eating, obesity, mood and anxiety disorders, today announced that Peter Zemenides, MD has joined its medical team. Dr. Zemenides will oversee the delivery of care in the Mood and Anxiety Program and Compulsive Overeating Recovery Effort (CORE). In his role, Dr. Zemenides will collaborate with Insight leadership to shape the mood and anxiety program and CORE treatment philosophies, will provide guidance and mentorship to the multidisciplinary treatment team, and will provide direct patient care.

“With the addition of Dr. Zemenides, Insight Behavioral Health Centers possesses unmatched medical and clinical expertise in the treatment of mood, anxiety and binge eating disorders in the Chicagoland area,” explains Susan McClanahan, PhD, Founder and President of Insight. “Patients and families struggling with the complexities of these disorders benefit greatly from compassionate psychiatric support at all stages of the treatment continuum.”

Insight’s medically-supported mood and anxiety and CORE treatment programs offer comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for adults and adolescents. A multidisciplinary treatment team includes psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, Master’s-level counselors, Registered Yoga Therapists, expressive therapists and marriage and family therapists. While the Residential level of care offers 24/7 support and observation, staff-supported housing is available for male and female adults at the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care as well. Learn more about Insight’s programming for adults and adolescents here:

Prior to joining Insight’s medical leadership team, Dr. Zemenides served as Acting Medical Director of the McClendon Center in Washington, DC, a leading treatment center serving the needs of adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness. In this role, he oversaw the assessment and management of patients with psychiatric conditions, including initial and follow up assessment, medication management, psychotherapy, ordering/interpreting diagnostic tests and coordination of care within an interdisciplinary team framework. Dr. Zemenides is committed to training the next generation of physicians in the field of psychiatry, serving as a Clinical Case Conference Facilitator, Psychiatry Small Group Facilitator and Guest Lecturer at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He has also participated in research initiatives in the Neurology departments at both the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine and Northwestern University. Dr. Zemenides speaks widely on the topic of mental illness at symposia in the United States and abroad, and has authored numerous articles on topics including psychopharmacology, behavioral analysis, psychology of terrorism, delirium and circadian rhythms. He earned his MD and completed his Residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine following completion of his BA at Northwestern University.

For more information about mood, anxiety and eating disorder treatment at Insight Behavioral Health Centers, call (312) 487-2418 or visit to chat confidentially with a Clinical Assessment Specialist.

About Insight Behavioral Health Centers:

Insight Behavioral Health Centers specializes in treatment for female and male adolescents and adults dealing with eating, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as obesity. Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and general Outpatient levels of care are offered at five Chicago-area locations, including Northbrook, Evanston, Oak Park and two treatment centers in downtown Chicago. Insight is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Medical School and Rush University Medical School. Insight partners with Denver-based Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive, specialized eating disorders treatment for female and male adults, adolescents and children. For more information, visit or call (312) 487-2418.

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