Blogs, Opinions, Podcasts, Videos, Interviews

“Quelle false verità sulle terapie per l’affermazione di genere”
(“The Distortions Hindering Gender Affirming Care”)
La Repubblica, February 3, 2023

The Distortions Hindering Gender-Affirming Care (Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Blog)
Personal Perspective: Low Quality of Evidence Does Not Meant “Do Not Treat”

October 26, 2022

The Care and Treatment of Transgender Patients with Dr. Jack Drescher (Podcast)
Mind Dive, the podcast of the Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX
October 24, 2022

Teenagers are in Distress. Which Treatments are Best?
Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, September 11, 2022

“Neutralities” (Video)
International Psychoanalytical Association Webinar, July 28, 2022

Creating Welcoming Environments: Inclusive Language (Podcast)
Optum Pride365, June 10, 2022

A Portrait of Ed Koch’s Secret Gay Life
Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, May 10, 2022

“Controversias en el Tratamiento de Personas Transgénero” (Video)
Instituto Psiquiátrico “Dr. José Horwitz B.,” Santiago Chile, May 5, 2022

“Is It Really about Freedom of Thought?” (Open Access Article)
This opinion piece responds to Marcus Evans’s ‘Freedom to Think’ regarding treating adolescents diagnosed with gender dysphoria (DSM)/gender incongruence (ICD). Evans notes not everything is known about GD/GI, particularly its ‘causes’. Although correct, he presents this fact as a rationale for delaying treatment for all children presenting with GD/GI symptoms. However, Marcus does not specify how long such prolonged evaluations should last nor does he have much of an evidence base to support his recommendation. This author believes delaying treatment for GD/GI adolescents who need it for the benefit of children who ‘aren’t really’ transgender is an ethically troubling issue.
British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin, March 2, 2022

“Gay Parenting” (Video)
International Psychoanalytical Association Webinar, December 3, 2021

Psychedelics: ‘Caveat Emptor’
Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, December 3, 2021

A Conversation with Andrew Solomon, Gail Saltz and Jack Drescher (Podcast)
The Third Ear, Podcast of the American Psychoanalytic Association, October 1, 2021

Attending to Sexual Compulsivity in a Gay Man
International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Podcast: Talks on Psychoanalysis, November 4, 2021

Seminario “Controversie nella presa in carico di Bambini e Adolescenti transgender” (Video)
Osservatorio Nazionale sull’Identità di Genere (ONIG), Rome, Italy, September 24, 2021

“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.

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

“‘COVID-Sorting’: How We Decide Whom to Get Close to and Whom to Avoid” (Op-Ed)
Medscape Psychiatry, June 23, 2020

“Was Freud “Gay-Friendly?” (Blog Post)
Psychoanalysis Unplugged, Posted May 6, 2020

“Conversion Therapy” (Radio Interview)
Psychiatric expert discussing harms done by conversion therapies.
Outcasting Media, public radio’s LGBTQ Youth Program, January 1, 2020.

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

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

“Transgender Treatment Controversies Persist Among Clinicians” (Video)
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.

“Drescher: ‘L’uso delle diagnosi per stigmatizzare le persone trans è eticamente preoccupante’ (Using diagnoses is ethically troublesome)”
Interview regarding most recent diagnostic changes in DSM-5 and ICD-11.
GayNews (Italia), September 22, 2019.

“Stonewalls 50th Anniversary and an Overdue Apology” (Blog Post)
Psychoanalysis unplugged, Posted June 21, 2019

“StoryCorps Interview of Jack Drescher by John Pachankis”. (Podcast)
StoryCorps Archive, June 10, 2019

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

“Convegno Transgendermatters Napoli – Intervista Jack Drescher” (Video)
Intervista dal Prof. Paolo Valerio, Direttore del Centro di Ateneo SInAPSi, 20 Ottobre, 2018

“Efforts to Ban Conversion Therapy in New York” (Video)
Commentary on legislative attempt to ban sexual conversion therapy for minors in NY State.
Capital News Tonight, Spectrum Capital Region, April 26, 2017.

“Five Myths on Being Transgender.” (Invited Op-Ed)
Washington Post, May 13, 2016

“Psychiatrist Sheds Light on transsexualism” (Video)
Video interview on Fox’s “Health Matters” explaining gender dysphoria to general audience., March 15, 2015.

“Dr. Ben Carson Bears Responsibility, Even as Politician, to Represent Science in Accurate Manner.” (Invited Op-Ed)
New York Daily News, March 5, 2015

“Divorce Equality” (Blog Post)
Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action, Posted March 2, 2015

“GOP Plays with Lives with Reparative Therapy.” (Op-Ed)
San Antonio Express-News, July 24, 2014

“An Insurance Trap for Psychiatrists and Patients”
Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, December 21, 2013, p. A18.

“Prescribing Generic Drugs”
Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, October 12, 2013, p. A18.

“Marriage Equality: Positive Messaging Wins Out” (Blog Post)
Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action, September 8, 2013

“Sunday Dialogue: Our Notions of Gender”
Invited Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, June 30, 2013, page SR2.

“Psychiatry on the Scientific Spectrum”
Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, May 30, 2013, p. A22.

“Gay Therapy is Not Just Sticks and Stones.” (Op-Ed)
New Jersey Star-Ledger, April 16, 2013.

“Dr. Ablow Gets It Wrong about Chaz Bono and ‘Dancing with the Stars’” (Op-Ed)
Response to FoxNews Keith Ablow’s commentary about Chaz Bono
FoxNews, Posted September 13, 2011

“Ex-Gay Therapy: NPR Forgets Infomercials Are Not Science” (Blog Post)
Psychoanalysis 3.0, Posted August 13, 2011

“The Computer Screen Replaces the Blank Screen—and Patients Benefit” (Blog Post)
Psychoanalysis 3.0, Posted June 24, 2011

“Psychiatric Diagnoses Can Change History” (Blog Post)
Psychoanalysis 3.0, Posted February 27, 2011

“When Love Fights with Faith: A Community of Jews Learns to Live with Contradiction” (Blog Post)
Psychoanalysis 3.0, Posted February 13, 2011

“Boys Will Be Girls: How “Peanuts Envy Shows Us Who We’re Becoming” (Blog Post)
Psychoanalysis 3.0, Posted January 20, 2011

“A Glimpse into the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Closet” (Blog Post)
The Huffington Post, Posted December 3, 2010

“Coming Out and Fitting In—The Post-“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Era Begins” (Blog Post)
Commentary on the first day of DADT repeal going into effect
FoxNews, Posted September 20, 2011

“Another One Bites the Dust.” (Blog Post)
Ex-Gay Watch, April 28, 2009.

“What Would King Solomon Do?.” (Blog Post)
The Bilerico Project, February 23, 2009.

“No Sex Please, We’re Gay” (Blog Post)
 Box Turtle Bulletin, January 23, 2009.

“Q&A: Dr. Jack Drescher Discusses ‘Reparative Therapy’” (Video)
Interview for Truth Wins Out, January 31, 2008

A History of APA’s Removal of Homosexuality from the DSM (Video)
Invited speaker at the memorial service for Barbara Gittings, April 28, 2007

“The Closet: Psychological Issues of Being In and Coming Out.”
Psychiatric Times, October 2004, Special Edition (Sex and Sexuality), pp. 11-15.

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