Lloyd Sederer

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, is Adjunct Professor at the Columbia School of Public Health; Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state mental health agency; and Contributing Writer for Psychology Today, NY Journal of Books, and the NY Daily News, among other publications.

He was Medical Editor for Mental Health for the HuffPost, where over 250 of his posts were published. He has served as Mental Health commissioner for NYC; Medical Director/EVP for McLean Hospital, a Harvard teaching facility; and as Director of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association.

He has written hundreds of articles on mental health, the addictions and book, film, TV and theatre reviews, and has published a dozen books.

Dr. Sederer is the 2019 recipient of the Doctor of the Year award from The National Council on Behavioral Health. His new book is The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (Scribner, 2018).

Book Reviews by Lloyd Sederer

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“Gornick has given her readers a tale suffused with pathos and moral imperative, which tugs kindly and powerfully at our hearts.”

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If you think the age of the Knight of the Round Table is over, not to worry. He lives on.

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Also Human is a book about medical doctors.

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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