Dr LLoyd Sederer

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...

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...