Lloyd Sederer

Lloyd Sederer is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), the nation's largest state mental health system. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health.

Previously, Dr. Sederer served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Services in NYC. He also has been Medical Director and Executive Vice President of McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, a Harvard teaching hospital, and Director of the Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association.

In 2013, Dr. Sederer was given the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents by the American Psychiatric Association, which in 2009 recognized him as the Psychiatric Administrator of the Year. He also has been awarded a Scholar-in-Residence grant by the Rockefeller Foundation and an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

He has published seven books for professional audiences and two books for lay audiences, as well as over 400 articles in medical journals and non-medical publications including TheAtlantic.com, The New York Times/The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.com, Commonweal, and Psychology Today. He is Medical Editor for Mental Health for the Huffington Post where over 200 of his posts and videos have appeared. He is now also writing a regular column on mental health for US News & World Report.

In 2013, Dr. Sederer published The Family Guide to Mental Health Care (Foreword by Glenn Close), for families of people with mental illness. He also has co-authored, with Jay Neugeboren & Michael Friedman, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas (The DMOM), a parody of the DSM-5. 

Book Reviews by Lloyd Sederer

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As much memoir as about clinical medicine, Slow Medicine offers readers the sequel to her nonfiction masterpiece, God's Hotel (2012).

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I read this deeply informed and compassionate book imagining myself to be a patient, or family member, not as a doctor immersed in healthcare for so many years.

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Countless people who are living lives compromised by disabling habits like abuse of alcohol and drugs, overeating and poor nutrition, smoking, and inactivity, have James O.

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Sports writers, at least the really good ones, have always seemed to be philosophers driven to make a living or pay back their college education loans.

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Is there a writer who has not aspired to contribute to The New Yorker? Merely even one piece? That would be a prize.

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While members of the US military may be the most visible of those with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)—with over 235,000 service members diagnosed with a TBI from 2000–2011—they are but one group impa