Joy of Psychiatry


Joy: not a frequent topic in psychiatry?

Psychiatry & Society

H. Steven Moffic, MD, shares more on a topic that might not be frequently covered in psychiatry: joy. The last time he recalls hearing about it was in the December 2019 issue of Psychiatric Times™.

He defines joy as knowing, feeling, and doing what matters most, making it an active element an individual must choose, rather than allowing it to come to them.

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 related to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric Times™.

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