Author | Renato D. Alarcón, MD, MPH


Psychosocial Associations Between Xenophobia and COVID-19

May 12, 2020


We are seeing a rise in hatred and lack of empathy in the face of COVID-19.

Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions

April 28, 2020


Conceived as a needed sequel of Islamophobia and Psychiatry, this volume reflects not only the intellectual cogency and scholarly vision of its Editors but also a solid presentation of multiple perspectives on a complex social phenomenon.

Mental Health in a Pandemic State: The Route From Social Isolation to Loneliness

March 25, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has gained its place on the dark side of world history for a variety of reasons: sudden onset, speed of global transmission, mistakes in recognition and management, politically inspired neglect or minimizations.

A Critical Moment in Psychiatry: The Need for Meaningful Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatry

February 28, 2020


The goals of psychotherapy education in medical school should be based on these seven ideals.

Rescuing an Essential Component of Psychiatry: Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatric Education

February 10, 2020


A diminished interest in psychotherapeutic interventions runs the risk of missing patients' emotional, social, and practical needs (including medication-modifiable symptoms) and, thus, less clinically responsible care.

Islamophobia and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment

June 26, 2019


This book focuses on Islamophobia’s multifaceted nature, its broad and specific clinical challenges, and its connections with the current political realities of a convulsed world.

Cultural Perspectives on Migration and Psychopathology

February 22, 2018


Ten points to consider on the social phenomenon of migration of millions of people across the globe.

“This House Believes That the Concept of Culture Has Outlived Its Usefulness for Psychiatry”: What...??

March 29, 2017


Culture is far from having outlived its usefulness for psychiatry.

Global Mental Health and the Demolition of Culture

September 27, 2016


Suggestions for what psychiatry can do to alleviate, contain, and eventually prevent or avoid the demolition of culture and health.