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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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Recently, there were two reports about concerns over changes in terminology in our field. So, what's in a name?

In recent years, health care insurance companies (and the businesses that use them) have begun to invest in mindfulness research and programs What has happened to explain this development?

Hopefully the words imparted here convey the scope of our profession and psychiatry at its best. We have been—and should be—so much more than the current 15-minute med check.

Remembering notable clinicians and members of the public who made a difference.

To honor him beyond his professional skills, let us learn some important medical lessons from the life and death of Robin Williams.

A little bit of narcissism can make a leader. “Too much” can be a problem. On the nature of leadership from a psychological perspective.

The stories of two psychiatrists who died recently—one who passed away gently at the end of a long life; the other died violently, much too soon.

In addition to helping indiviiduals with PTSD, psychiatrists can play an active role in resolving trauma experienced by the country as a whole.

Whether Pope Francis has ever met with, or made a referral to, a psychiatrist, it is clear that he knows something essential about psychiatry.

Maybe psychiatry should take a lesson from a fashion designer -- and promote our messages to the public via billboards.

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