Midterm Elections: Fear Can Be a Mind Killer

How can psychiatrists help ease the fear surrounding elections?

Psychiatry & Society

H. Steven Moffic, MD, discusses how, while psychiatrists cannot get too involved in the political process, they do understand fear. Perhaps, in terms of fear, psychiatrists can help.

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™.