Cultural Psychiatry


June 22, 2020

Grandpa Murray, rags to riches, American big shot, the man who dreamt even bigger for his first grandson when he placed a doctor’s bag in my crib . . . the proudest man at my med school graduation.

Psychiatry Comic: Pet Therapy

June 19, 2020

"Tell me about these melon-collie feelings."

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.

Code Black “I Can’t Breathe”

June 18, 2020

The country has erupted into a wave of anger that demands justice and reform; but what can we, psychiatrists, do when we hear “code black”?

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.

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.

A Hope and a Prayer for All Humanity

June 05, 2020

In this poignant video, Dr Frank Clark shares what led up to his writing Chocolate-Flavored PTSD and Runner's Paradox.

Chocolate-Flavored PTSD

June 05, 2020

Frank A. Clark, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville, SC, presents a timely slice of poetic history.

Tchaikovsky: Music and Melancholy

June 02, 2020

A virtuoso concert pianist and psychiatrist's "play" on the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological and medical factors on the creative output of the great composers in music history.

The Navajo Nation and Our Country in The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

The Navajo population are vulnerable to lung disease due to decades of exposure to uranium mines and the use of wood or coal for heat and cooking. It is now vulnerable to COVID-19.