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September 2, 2014

All Children Need to See Themselves in Superheroes

When this picture first came across my Facebook feed, I immediately felt all warm and fuzzy inside. What an awesome experience for this child to have. […]
August 31, 2014

ADHD: “It’s painful to sit still.”

A case study in ADHD. My son, Zahir, is 9 years old and diagnosed with ADHD. Last week in school, he and his classmates had to […]
August 14, 2014


I wrote this blog for the ACLU on the use of Solitary Confinement and the effect it has had on my brother, who has been imprisoned […]
August 2, 2014

Solitary Confinement: It Defines Who We Are

The Psychiatric Times published a compelling commentary by Douglas A. Kramer, MD regarding NY Solitary Confinement Reform efforts.  He asserts that "it defines who we are."  […]
July 29, 2014

New York State Agrees to Establish Medical Marijuana Program

Earlier this month, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Legislative Leaders announced an agreement on a bill that will establish a medical marijuana program for New York […]
July 24, 2014

Suicide Attempts Three Times More Common in Bisexual Individuals

July 2014 marks the beginning of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diversity Mental Health Month.  The organization deems the month as a time to bring attention […]
June 26, 2014

Deep Brain Stimulation for OCD

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has long been used for illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Read this incredible account of Brett Larsen who is experience a […]
May 28, 2014

State Health System Performance

In the United States, where a person lives determines the kind of health care available and the length and quality of life a person is likely […]
May 21, 2014

ADHD, altered dopamine neurotransmission, and disrupted reinforcement processes: Implications for smoking and nicotine dependence

It's a long title for a blog, I know, but I couldn't figure out a way to pare it down without losing meaning. My oldest son, […]