Dr LLoyd Sederer

When mental illness enters the family

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What must families know if they have a loved one with a mental illness? In his talk, Dr. Lloyd Sederer discusses the four things we all must know to help those who may be struggling around us. Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D., is Medical Director of the New York...

Pope Francis - People First Message

Two weeks after he had been elected Pope, on Holy Thursday, Francis knelt on his knees and washed and kissed the feet of 12 imprisoned juvenile delinquents, two being Muslim and two being women. His remarkable act was a reenactment of what Jesus did with the apostles. When one of the youth asked why, Pope Francis answered: "Things from the heart...

What Determines Your Health

Despite all the ads on TV for doctors, hospitals, and medications, it turns out that only 10% of the status of our health - and how long we live – is related to the health care we receive What is that makes us sick – or keeps us healthy? As the pie chart above reveals, it is our habits (like what and how much we eat; if we drink too much or...

Aging Well: Bucket Lists and other signs of life

"...he not busy being born is busy dying," said the poet Bob Dylan (From It's Alright, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding). How can we busy ourselves being born, especially after we round the corner of mid- and late-life? How can we keep the light burning, keep the forces of life flowing when our body parts begin to wear out, when words are harder to find, and...