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Black History Month inspires improvements in behavioral healthcare

February 20, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

February is Black History month. The history of American psychiatry and Black Americans should give us renewed inspiration to reduce disparities in behavioral healthcare.

Solutions for patient burnout are emerging

February 6, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

Recovery emphasizes addressing the concerns of the patient, and resilience is the increased personal strength that can come out of the recovery process.

Productive group process under the microscope in the workplace

January 8, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

There has been a lot of speculation about the mental health of President Donald Trump. That discussion has intensified once again with the publication of “Fire and Fury.”

After 5 years, we’re still processing the Sandy Hook tragedy

December 13, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

We should remind all that the long-term impact is not always negative, but also that post-traumatic psychological growth can occur with enough ongoing emotional support and therapeutic resources.

Should we be thankful for digital Abilify?

November 21, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Knowing that the patient is taking the medication may help to determine potential problematic side effects. Of course, this Abilify product with its sensor system could fail at times, misleading all those involved.

Create a new oath for behavioral healthcare organizations

October 31, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

If we continue to burnout, our patients suffer worse quality of care. When we are burning out, we are exhausted, relate less well, and are prone to more mistakes.

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.


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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