Psychiatric Views on the Daily News - Episode 43

In Memoriam: Charles Atkins, MD, aka Caleb James

Charles Atkins, MD, knew better than anyone how to captivate a room full of people.

PSYCHIATRIC VIEWS ON THE DAILY NEWS

Charles Atkins, MD, was a psychiatrist, author, and clinical trainer, who passed away on November 3, 2021.

You may wonder what clinical trainer meant. I did, too. We get a sense of that from the Connecticut Women’s Consortium, who posted this on their official Facebook page:

“The Connecticut Women’s Consortium is deeply saddened by the loss of our trainer and friend, Dr Charles Atkins. From musical interludes to candy-filled hospital deadpans, Charlie knew better than anyone how to captivate a room full of people.”

He seemed to convey that same gift as a fiction and nonfiction author under both his given name and the pen name of Caleb James. Under Caleb James, some of the titles of his books are: Exile, Dark Blood, and Hound. Under Charles Atkins we have: Mother’s Milk, Elixir, and Alzheimer’s Answer Book.

As a triple threat psychiatrist, he surely had an impact on patients, the public, and society.

Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He is an advocate for mental health issues relate to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric TimesTM.