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We are the richest nation in the history of the world and yet we provide the worst care ever conceived for the severely ill who most need it.

Most psychiatrists do not fit neatly into the biological or psychodynamic camps. Instead, like surgeons, they will implement tools that reduce the suffering and enhance the well-being of the patient.

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

There has probably never been a worse place and worse time to have a severe mental illness than now in the United States. How did we get into this mess?

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.


If serotonin was once American psychiatry’s “high school crush,” the field now appears wedded to a more mature model of biological and psychosocial understanding.


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