Couch in Crisis

Masks, Machismo, and the American Man-Child

June 29, 2020

Given that face masks help prevent asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and may also reduce the chances of anyone contracting the virus, wouldn’t any decent, responsible citizen put up with such a minor inconvenience? Apparently not.

In Memoriam: Psychiatrists Who Are Coronavirus Casualties

June 22, 2020

One was a civil rights activist. Another, a book illustrator on the side. A third practiced medicine for over 70 years. All served as mentors. No one loss is less profound. Their families and psychiatry mourn them.

Non-Applicable #Hashtag

June 19, 2020

Can you imagine telling a breast cancer survivor, “All cancers matter?” Dr Frank Clark discusses what led up to writing the words in his poem, Non-Applicable #Hashtag.

Here Comes Summer

June 18, 2020

Hopefully, the season will bring us a new sense of freedom, as we make progress in the fight against COVID and the possibility of returning to a more normal life.

Jumping Into Telehealth

June 18, 2020

My initial glance before my patient sees me usually tells me a lot about how they are doing and what to expect during the appointment.

Culture Wars, COVID-19, and Countertransference: What America’s Cultural Rifts Might Mean for Psychiatry

June 17, 2020

Although it may seem a bit of a luxury to begin an examination of countertransference at a time when life itself hangs in the balance, clinicians may be working with patients whose political views make it very difficult to address their emotional needs.

A Black Man's Lament

June 16, 2020

The recent ghastly killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd serve as a reminder that the pursuit of happiness and longevity remain a dream deferred for Black America due to systemic racism.

A Difficult Psychotherapeutic Journey: COVID, Who Do You Think You Are?

June 09, 2020

One can only hope today's challenges will become a “corrective emotional experience."

The Coronavirus Meets the Racial Virus

June 08, 2020

It might be advisable to bring in psychiatrists to keep the peace and not federal troops.

Future of Psychiatry in a Post-Pandemic World

June 04, 2020

In just 3 months, the virus has changed the lives of our psychiatric patients and of psychiatry forever. What are the next best steps?