Author’s Night: Lloyd Sedere Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight
In the oddly intimate setting of a sparsely attended talk at the Academy in its series for Fellows on medicine and health, a key figure in the New York psychiatric community who has hundreds of psychiatrists and 700,000 patients under his control in the nation’s largest state mental health system, Lloyd Sederer demonstrated his remarkable talent as a writer of 500 articles including many for the Huffington Post where he is Medical Editor, and as a speaker, running through the four major points he has made in his new small book “Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight” in terms which in their accessibility and his breadth of view of the human predicament of people plagued by mental problems, seemed to us to reflect a level of wisdom, moderation and compassion rare in high officials and gurus of conventional thinking in the field, and one hopes that his thoughts will reach the widest possible audience since they seem to be bound to improve the experience of clinicians and their patients alike, although in what was perhaps a happy comment on his motives to enlighten others rather than profit from his own thinking Dr Lederer himself didn’t wish to sell any of the three copies he had brought along but referred buyers to Amazon.
The New York Academy of Medicine
Dr. Sederer will talk about his new best seller “Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight.” This short book is meant to be read and readable by general and professional audiences alike. It aims to help clinicians improve the lives of their patients–and patients and families to improve their own lives–by identifying these ‘secrets’ and taking action in ways that can work immediately. In addition to mental health and primary care clinicians, patients and their families will find the book’s many stories, clinical examples and cultural references fascinating and illuminating.
The four secrets he will elaborate on from the book are:
Behavior serves a purpose.
The power of attachment.
As a rule, less is more.
Chronic stress is the enemy.
Join us to learn more and to offer your thoughts as well.
Lloyd Sederer, MD is Medical Editor for Mental Health for the Huffington Post, Chief Medical Officer of the NYS Office of Mental Health, and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health. He has taught medical writing for the lay public for 11 sequential semesters in the Columbia Department of Psychiatry. The author/editor of seven text books and two books for the lay public, his essays, opinion pieces, and book and movie/TV reviews have appeared about every week in the Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, Commonwealth Magazine, and TheAtlantic.com. Dr. Sederer is the recipient of a Rockefeller Scholar-in-Residence Grant and numerous professional awards for clinical services and education. His website is www.askdrlloyd.com.
Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
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