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H. Steven Moffic, MD

H. Steven Moffic, MD

Dr Moffic is an editorial board member of and regular contributor to Psychiatric Times. After an award-filled career focusing on the underserved, he retired from clinical work and his Tenured Professorship at the Medical College of Wisconsin on June 30, 2012. He continues to write, present, and serve on boards devoted to this—and related—ethical concerns. Dr Moffic’s book, The Ethical Way: Challenges and Solutions for Managed Behavioral Healthcare (Jossey-Bass, 1997), was the first on the subject. He has edited ethics columns for 3 psychiatric newsletters.

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On a daily basis, our patients demonstrate their resilience to face reality and rise above their challenges, despite the odds. So shall we.

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The public has questioned the wisdom of a judge to release a psychiatric inpatient, but not just any patient. Enter our metaphoric haunted house at your own risk.

Will novel treatments from around the world be treats or tricks? Whatever they turn out to be, they are as fascinating and varied as Halloween costumes.

Let us consider the case of a "bad" psychiatrist to serve as a warning of where we can go wrong.

We are ethically constrained by the Goldwater Rule, but here are the data from an artfully crafted secret poll on the Presidential campaign.

In a first-ever poll of its kind, we'd like to know about your fears, concerns, and hopes about how this election will affect your profession and your patients.

If left untreated, burnout can become chronic and debilitating. Here are tips to recognizing the signs and symptoms.

Our societal challenges beat through each note in Simon's newest album—with far-reaching implications for psychiatry.

Do you think we can—and should—increase our mental wealth? If so, what would you recommend?

Dedicated to the Mothers in my life.

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