Dilemmas in the Mental Health System: Privacy and Liberty

October 31, 2013

In this video, Dr Lloyd Sederer, Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health; Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; and Mental Health Medical Editor for The Huffington Post discusses a topic close to his heart.

Dr Lloyd Sederer discusses a topic close to his heart: the dilemmas clinicians, patients, and families face regarding mental health care. Privacy issues stymie family members who encounter closed doors when trying to provide information to clinicians or hospitals; and liberty issues come into play when someone who needs to be in treatment doesn’t want to go into care.

Dr Sederer is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health; Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; and Medical Editor for Mental Health for The Huffington Post.