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Should our staff have spa days?

October 16, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Given the enormous stress of working in disaster relief and the compassion fatigue that can ensue, couldn’t taking care of the caregivers actually help in the long run?

Watch for our nation's post-traumatic reactions

September 18, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Post-traumatic stress disorders of all kinds are likely to be common in those whose lives were directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as for us as clinicians.

Don’t let burnout become a total eclipse of the wonders of our work

August 23, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

For the brief eclipse of the sun, the moon was the causative factor. For us at work, it is mainly the systems we work in that disempower us in our quest for healing and impede our light.

Race matters in psychiatry

July 25, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Though we have improved in recent decades, Black Americans still are subject to being diagnosed erroneously, and still are underserved with certain treatment modalities like psychotherapy.

What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

Consider anger in society and psychiatry

May 30, 2017    

Healthy anger is proportional and responsive to a real and persistent need. It can be a powerful component of human survival and adaptation.

May we address our own mental health

May 8, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's been designated as such since 1949 by Mental Health America. The overall goal has been to convey that mental health is something that everybody in America should care about.

Why we need art therapies

April 5, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Arts therapies can help us to reach patients with schizophrenia, PTSD, TBI and others who need a different way of more comfortably "talking."

Love seems underappreciated in psychiatry

February 13, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Love for your profession, your clients, colleagues and staff can be an essential ethical principle and goal for administrators.

Prevent and treat the post-holiday blues

January 10, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."

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H. Steven Moffic

H. Steven Moffic

H. Steven Moffic, M.D. retired from the clinical practice of psychiatry and his tenured...

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