Dr LLoyd Sederer

Amy: A Film Review By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Amy Winehouse died of an alcohol overdose on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27. Like a comet she ascended brightly in the night sky and then rocketed into a rapid and terminal descent. Her extraordinary songwriting, vocals and jazzy-blues style surprisingly emerged from the chrysalis of a north London, middle class Jewish family. Her gifts blazed by...

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

On Nov. 1, 1986, Ronda Morrison, an 18-year-old white woman and college student from a respected Monroeville, Alabama, family was found dead at Monroe Cleaners, where she had worked. She had been shot three times in the back. Monroeville was famous for Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, where Atticus Finch, memorably portrayed by Gregory...

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...