In addition to the indirect positive effect that Dr. King had on the self-esteem of so many, he implicitly connected his work to psychiatry. Who better to associate MLK's vision of “Beloved Community” than psychiatrist Phyllis Harrison-Ross?
H. Steven Moffic, MD
Here's a model that can stimulate psychiatrists to understand and address denial of global warming, the cognitive dissonance and guilt of our own responsibility, and the role of resilience in adapting to environmental changes.
Evil? Psychopathology? Mental illness? Gambling disorder? Brain tumor? Can future massacres be prevented if we understand what caused the Las Vegas shooter to become our country's biggest mass murderer?
Here's a book that tells of stunning psychiatric islands of therapeutic success amidst continuing limitations and problems in our mental health systems.
The PBS series on the Vietnam war has evoked a flood of memories, and reminds me how far we’ve come in our understanding of PTSD— and how far we still have to go.
How much should you reveal about yourself to your patients? To colleagues? To the state medical society? H. Steven Moffic, MD, takes a look at this issue in this video.
Like the cardiac stress test, mental health stress tests might help patients recognize their own psychiatric vulnerabilities. Would you take such a stress test if it were available?
Most of us listen in one way or another. But listening can be taken for granted, even in psychiatry.
In the midst of 6 presentations this year, the author notices the elephant in the room.
The work of these military psychiatrists who passed away in recent years still has relevance for us.