Addressing the Corruption in Psychiatric Care & What We Can Do About It | Lloyd Sederer, MD

Today we are joined by Dr. Lloyd Sederer to discuss corruption in the medical and psychiatric system and how we can begin changing this. He explains where America’s substance abuse problem stems from and why the US isn’t doing enough to help those struggling with addiction. He also dives into the common issues in psychiatric care and how we can revolutionize this to treat patients better and more effectively. He also shares his personal mental health approach, finding fulfillment later in life, and dealing with failure.

0:00 Intro

3:44 Why America Has a Drug Problem

8:23 Facing Off with Medical Corruption

19:40 Putting the Client First

25:12 Making Change From Within the System

35:47 Finding the Right Level of Care

37:39 Treating the “Untreatable”

39:46 Treating Regression in Therapy

44:11 Practicing Responsibly: Your Therapist Should Do This

51:53 Why We Are Optimistic

53:17 Focusing on Physician’s Mental Health

56:55 How Dr. Sederer Approaches His Own Mental Health

1:02:36 The Second Mountain: Finding Purpose Later in Life

1:06:00 Serving the Patient The Best We Can

1:12:23 Dealing with Failures & Setbacks

1:15:52 Asking the Right Questions

1:19:55 Conclusion

Lloyd Sederer, MD, is a psychiatrist, public health doctor, and non-fiction writer.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of Public Health. He has served as CMO/EVP of McLean Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital; Mental Health Commissioner of NYC (in the Bloomberg administration); and CMO of the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state MH Agency.

Dr. Sederer has led large scale mental health disaster responses for New York City and New York State, including 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.

He has published 13 books and 500 articles for print and online publications. He currently is a Contributing Writer for Psychology Today, Psychiatric Times, and The NY Journal of Books.

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Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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