Author | Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD

Articles

Preparing for the Mental Health Repercussions of the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals existing weaknesses in the mental health system, but also presents opportunities for reform.

Psychiatric Ramifications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 08, 2020

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, and Mark Olfson, MD, speak from the epicenter of the COVID-19 disaster, New York City.

Meeting the Mental Health Challenge of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 24, 2020

The public is gripped by fear of COVID-19 and by worry over whether the health system will be able to treat them or their loved ones should they become ill. Consequently, clinical and public health efforts have focused on acute medical care needs of those who are severely affected, while containing the virus’s spread in the population.

Solving the Mystery of Military Mental Health: A Call to Action

December 18, 2018

The iconic scene when George C. Scott slaps the soldier with PTSD in Patton and calls him a “yellow-bellied coward” mirrors the historic and continued ambivalence of the military toward the psychological wounds of war.

Improving Mental Health Care in America: An Opportunity for Comprehensive Reform

April 17, 2017

The authors outline the ingredients for the transformation of mental health care in America.