Author | Lloyd I. Sederer, MD


Thomas Szasz: An Appraisal of His Legacy

July 05, 2019


A penetrating, deep, and intrepid exploration of Szasz’s oeuvre, and the indelible impact he has had on the practice of psychiatry, in this country and abroad.

What Does “Rat Park” Teach Us About Addiction?

June 10, 2019


How many of us, during clinical encounters with patients, focus on their families, their social communities, their sources of human contact and support?

The Medical Irony of the Deadly Opioid Epidemic

June 06, 2019


Our job as clinicians, our privilege, is to help our patients stay alive until they can engage and benefit from good treatment.

Spirituality in the Psychiatric Office

May 20, 2019


Does psychiatry have an implicit bias about religion?

Questions and Answers for Clinicians Facing the Opioid Epidemic

September 21, 2018


Seven common questions about addiction clinicians regularly hear-as well as the answers.

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.

Eight Enemies of Good Writing for the Lay Reader

January 25, 2017


It’s too bad that so many experts-in medicine and in other professions-can’t write for a lay audience. Here's some help.

Changing the World, One Word at a Time

July 29, 2015


Trying to change behavior-in programs as well as people-often evokes tenacious resistance. Writing for the better can become a vehicle for that change.

Suicide, Violence, and Mental Illness

April 21, 2015


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?

Je Suis Charlie: A First-Person Account From the Paris Rally

January 14, 2015


A commentary on France's response to recent acts of terrorism that unified a nation and the world, co-written by a psychiatrist who was at the Paris Rally.