Author | Andrew Brown, MD


How to Evaluate and Manage Psychiatric Symptoms Related to Workplace Concerns

June 09, 2020


Unprecedented numbers of Americans are losing their jobs. When patients describe psychiatric symptoms (eg, anxiety, insomnia, irritability), psychiatrists should ask about workplace issues.

How to Help Support Patients Who Are “Essential” Workers

May 27, 2020


In this podcast, Dr Andrew Brown, a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Work and Organizations Committee and lead psychiatrist for the Boston Police Department, provides his views on how psychiatrists can help support patients who have anxiety associated with the categorization as “essential.”

How and Why Clinicians Should Take a Thorough Work History During COVID-19 and Beyond

May 18, 2020


Dr Daven Morrison provides his views on how and why psychiatrists should take a thorough work history, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Support and Evaluate Patients Experiencing or Fearing Job Loss in the Era of COVID-19

May 15, 2020


In this podcast, psychiatrists from the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, Work and Organizations committee walk us through assessing how a patient's work ties to their sense of identity. They describe ways to validate a patient's feelings, provide reassurance, and help manage their emotions.

The Psychiatry of Work: Is Residency Training Adequate?

December 16, 2014


It has been estimated that depression alone results in a loss of $31 billion per year for employers. This slideshow reports findings from a survey on work psychiatry.