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General Psychiatry

May 28, 2020
BLOG: We know that isolation is one of the drivers of suicide in doctors. But listening to how doctors are affected in their heroic work on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic gives me hope that barriers to openly sharing one’s personal distress are lowering.
May 07, 2020
BLOG: In the middle of a crisis, it is difficult to plan ahead, but that is what we must do now, not only for those impacted by this current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to build inner resilience to care for those who may be impacted by a coming wave in the fall.
January 21, 2020
BLOG: Walmart is planning to use its vast network of stores to host mental health clinics where self-paying patients could pay $1 per minute to see a mental health clinician.
January 06, 2020
BLOG: When we sit with the pain of our patients, it’s important to remember that our psyches do not end at the edges of our skin, and that which is going on in the larger world impacts our inner worlds.
December 18, 2019
BLOG: I sat down with Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC to better understand the connection between wellness and psychedelics.
September 04, 2019
BLOG: Currently, many of our patients are using cannabinoids, especially cannabidiol (CBD) to treat their own symptoms—ranging from insomnia, to anxiety, to depression.
August 06, 2019
BLOG: I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care.
April 16, 2019
BLOG: Even for the nonobservant like me, the sacred stillness contained within those soaring walls and luminous stained-glass walls puts us in touch with something much larger than our individual lives.
February 19, 2019
BLOG: A study recently published in JAMA found that as our profession has been working tirelessly to curtail prescriptions for opioids we are prescribing more and more benzodiazepines.
December 06, 2018
BLOG: This piece is a departure from my usual missives on physician health and suicide. I want to share an experience I’m sure many readers have had, perhaps in a different form
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