Educating the Profession


“On the 25th Amendment and Donald Trump: Don’t Weaponize Psychiatry.” (Op-Ed)
Psychiatric News, 56(3), p. 13, March 3, 2021.

“Interview: Dr. Jack Drescher, Gender, Sexuality, and Clinical” (Podcast)
Unconventional Dyad Podcast, January 12, 2021.

“Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on LGBTQ Youth.” (Op-Ed)
From the LGBTQ Committee of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry
Psychiatric Times,
January 6, 2021.

“Psychotherapeutic Engagements With LGBTQ+ Patients and Their Families” (Podcast)
New Books in Psychoanalysis, December 10, 2020.

“Managing Anxiety Tied to COVID-19, Virtual Learning, and Schools Reopening” (Podcast)
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) Committee on Psychiatry and the Media
With Drs. Carol Bernstein, Jeffrey Freedman, Peter Kramer, Lorenzo Norris, and Gail Saltz.
MDEdge, September 30, 2020.

“Judge Blocks HHS Rule Permitting Discrimination Against LGBTQ Patients”
Commentary on application of SCOTUS Title VII decision to health care discrimination.
Psychiatric News, September 18, 2020, p. 7.

“The Gender Identity Terms You Need to Know”
Commentary on evolving language in treatment of transgender populations.
PSYCOM, June 10, 2020.

“History of Psychiatry: Psychiatry and Homosexuality”
Video documentary series from the Arts and Humanities Committee of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, August 13, 2020.

“Stages Wage Battle to Ban Treatments for Transgender Youth”
Commentary on flurry of US state laws aimed at criminalizing gender transition treatments for transgender youth.
Psychiatric News, March 20, 2020, pp. 5-6.

“Courts Strike down Trump’s ‘Refusal of Care’ Conscience Rule”
Commentary on recent lower court decisions striking down “rights” of health care workers to deny their services to LGBT individuals on religious grounds.
Psychiatric News, December 6, 2019, pp. 9, 19.

“The “Checkered” History of Psychiatry’s Views on Homosexuality”
Interview with Lloyd Sederer, MD.
Medscape and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, December 3, 2019.

“Transgender Kids’ Gender Identity as Strong as Cisgender Peers’”
Commentary on study comparing transgender and cisgender children’s ideas about gender.
Medscape, November 21, 2019.

“AMA Stands Up to Stop ‘Fraud, Harm, Trauma’ in LGBTQ Patients”
Commentary on new AMA position statements on transgender health care and sexual conversion therapy efforts.
Medscape, November 20, 2019.

“Gender Variant Children” (Podcast)
Interview with Lorenzo Norris, MD.
MDEdge, November 20, 2019.

“Supreme Court to Consider Civil Rights of LGBTQ Workers”
Commentary on arguments before SCOTUS to extend Title VII rights to LGBTQ employees.
Psychiatric News, November 15, 2019, pp. 1, 26.

“Courageous Actions Led to Removal of Homosexuality as a Diagnosis in DSM”
Commentary on history of 1973 removal of homosexuality from DSM-II.
Psychiatric News, October 18, 2019, pp. 20, 31.

“Transgender Treatment Controversies Persist Among Clinicians”
Video interview previewing lecture about controversies in treating transgender children given at Psychiatric Congress in San Diego.
Healio Psychiatry, October 9, 2019.

“Some Random Thoughts on ‘Gay Gene’ Studies.”  (Op-Ed)
Psychiatric News, 54(19), pp. 14-15, October 4, 2019.

“Psychiatrists React to Genetic Study of Same-Sex Sexual Behaviors”
Commentary on large-scale study seeking genetic origins of homosexuality.
Psychiatric News, October 4, 2019, pp. 14, 24.

“‘Conversion Therapy’ Misleads, Harms Patients”
Commentary on harm done by conversion therapy.
Psychiatric News, September 20, 2019, p. 6.

“Five Genetic Variations Associated with Same-Sex Behavior”
Commentary on large study of genetics and same-sex attractions
Clinical Psychiatry News, August 29, 2019.

“’Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria’ in Adolescents Stirs Debate”
Commentary on controversial peer-reviewed study dealing with transgender adolescents and their families.
Medscape, September 13, 2018.

“Sexual Conversion Therapy” (Podcast)
Interview with Lorenzo Norris, MD.
MDEdge, December 5, 2018.

“Do Transgender Patients Feel Welcome in Your Practice?”
Suggestions for creating a welcoming medical office environment,
Medscape, October 16, 2017

“A Brief History of Gender Diagnoses”
Commentary on diagnostic changes in DSM-5 and ICD-11
Medscape, September 26, 2017

“New Diagnostic Codes Lessen Stigma for Transgender People”
Commentary on diagnostic changes in DSM-5 and ICD-11
Medscape, September 11, 2017

Medical Societies, Including the American Academy of Neurology, Move to Address Care of LGBTQI Patients”
Commentary on history of how APA removed homosexuality from DSM and became more “gay-friendly.”
Neurology Today (Newsletter of AAN),Volume 17, Issue 7, pp 21–23, April 6, 2017.

“Empirical Evidence Lags Behind Rise in Preadolescents Presenting with Gender Dysphoria”
Profile of Dr. Drescher’s plenary address at the 2017 meeting at the American College of Psychiatrists.
Clinical Psychiatry News, March 24, 2017.

“’Doctor, Am I Gay?’: A Primer on Sexual Identities.” (Op-Ed)
Psychiatric Times, October 28, 2016, 33(10) pp. 49-53.

“Gender Diagnoses and ICD-11.”  (Op-Ed)
Psychiatric News, 51(16), p. 11, August 19, 2016.

“More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids”
Commentary on study showing children of gay parents are as well adjusted as those of heterosexual parents
HealthDay, April 19, 2016.

“Resident Helps Young People in Gender Transition Find Their Way”
Commentary on opening of gender clinic in South Carolina medical center.
Psychiatric News, March 11, 2016, pp. A11-13.

“Childhood Bullying: Serious Long-term Consequences”
Comments on JAMA Psychiatry study showing link between childhood bullying and development of adult psychiatric disorders.
Medscape, December 17, 2015.

“Obama Speaks Out Against Conversion Therapies for Minors”
Commentary on recent legislative efforts to ban conversion therapies for minors.
Psychiatric News,April 27. 2015.

“Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Suicide Risk: Implications for Assessment and Treatment.”  (Op-Ed)
Psychiatric Times, December 31. 2014, pp. 24-25. .

“Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Clinicians May Be First Responders”
Commentary on frequency of domestic violence in same sex couples.
Psychiatric News,October 10, 2014.

“Spitzer Issues Apology for Study Supporting Reparative Therapy”
Commentary on impact of Robert Spitzer’s “ex-gay” study.
Psychiatric News, June 15, 2012, pp. 1, 23.

“Facebook Can Be Useful–If You Use Common Sense”
Commentary on personal experience of using social media.
Psychiatric News, Volume 45, No 22, November 18, 2011, p. 5A.

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