Sandra Steingard, MD

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Mistakes Were Made (by all of us)

In their new book, Psychiatry Under the Influence, Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove detail the ways in which economies of influence lead institutions to act

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Adventures at the APA

On May 18, I had the pleasure and privilege of chairing a workshop at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in Toronto. The pleasure was

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Musings on the Yale Symposium

On April 24, I had the pleasure of attending the symposium “New Directions & New Hopes Call for New Practices in Clinical Psychiatry.” Jointly sponsored by

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What I Learned at ISPS 2015

I was fortunate to attend the recent ISPS conference in New York. During the meeting, it felt as if I was hearing common themes, a

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Stimulants and Food

The FDA recently approved lisdexamfetamine (LDF) for the treatment of the newly minted DSM-5 diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder. This caused me some consternation and

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Drugs and Dementia

This study of the risks of developing dementia among those who take anticholinergic drugs has serious implications for psychiatry. This week, JAMA Internal Medicine published

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Bring Back the Asylum?

This week, a commentary written by members of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and titled “Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care

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Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal

Atul Gawande is a physician author whose work has been published in The New Yorker, among other places. Disclosure: I am a fan. What I

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