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Lloyd Sederer, MD

Lloyd Sederer, MD

Dr Sederer is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health and Adjunct Professor at Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health. He has served as Acting Director of The Nathan Kline Insti-tute for Psychiatric Research in Rockland County, New York. The views expressed here are entirely his own. He takes no support from any pharmaceutical or device company. Dr Sederer’s book for families who have a member with a mental illness—The Family Guide to Mental Health Care (Foreword by Glenn Close)—is now available in paperback.

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Never before has it been so timely and important to improve health care for people with mental and substance use disorders in the US.


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Suicide, Violence, and Mental Illness

Professions, psychiatry included, do not have a stellar record of protecting those they serve. Do we have reason to believe that professional organizations or corporate entities can be trusted to protect their clientele?

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