Dr LLoyd Sederer

Why Are Psychoactive Drugs So Popular?

Why Are Psychoactive Drugs So Popular? Now that we, by and large, are blaming people less for having addictions we can get a better glimpse into the popularity of the substances these individuals chose. There has been a long and cruel history that has regarded addiction — to alcohol or drugs — as a weakness of character. Right on the heels of...

Caring for The Patient: A Huffington Post by Dr. Lloyd Sederer

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD                                                                   Medical editor, mental health for The Huffington Post     Caring for the Patient It was over 90 years ago that Dr. Francis Peabody at Harvard Medical School illuminated for physicians then...

Girl On The Edge - A film review by Dr. Lloyd Sederer

Girl On The Edge – A film review Lloyd I. Sederer, MD Take a 15 year old girl and add in divorced parents, an estranged and likely unstable mother, an exploitative 18 year old boyfriend, drugs and sex and what do you have? A sadly far too common story familiar to and lived by countless families across this country. This time the family was that...

‘Not for Human Consumption’ - synthetic psychoactive drugs

 ‘Not for Human Consumption’ — The Glut of Synthetic Psychoactive Drugs on the Horizon European Contraband The Scourge of Synthetic Drugs We have heard a lot about K2 (Spice, Black Mamba and other quaint names), the synthetic “marijuana” that has been ravaging people and cities. And about Ecstasy and other illegal stimulants that...