Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and psychiatrist in chief of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Formerly the president of the American Psychiatric Association, in 2000 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Author photo by Eve Vagg of NY State Psychiatric Institute
Looking At The Brain For Hidden War Wounds
Military doctors are starting to pay more attention to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield.
‘Shrinks’ Tells Of Desperate Early Cures
In his book, psychiatrist Jeffrey Lieberman documents the profession’s early days—a time when malaria was considered an effective cure for mental illness.
From Fever Cure to Coma Therapy: Psychiatric Treatments Through Time
An excerpt from “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry.”
Bad Diagnosis for New Psychiatry “Bible”
Many experts say the DSM’s approach to mental illness is outdated, and it’s time to move on.