Dr LLoyd Sederer

How Doctors Think: Addiction, Neuroscience and Your Treatment Plan

Ever wonder how a (good) doctor comes up with her/his recommendations for treatment? What the critical thinking underlying the suggestions might be? As an example, we can look at a comprehensive treatment plan for drug and alcohol addiction (forthcoming posts will look at other conditions, like depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). A...

A New Treatment For Narcotic Addiction

Americans are Puritans when it comes to dealing with drug addiction. They get their spines all straight and spout righteous claims like "just say no" or "why coddle an addict?" How much more proof do we need before the rational presides over irrational? How long before those that promote punishment realize this is a disease that needs treatment?...

Ask Dr. Lloyd

Question:  Your article "A Prescription for Mental Health in America" on today's HuffPost, while correct, misses two MORE important things that need to be done: 1. Change the laws to allow mentally ill to be treated when they are not self-aware of their illness. 2. Money for research into what causes mental illness. Enough with talking about...