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Psychcast

Hosted by Editor in Chief Lorenzo Norris, MD, Psychcast features mental health care professionals discussing the issues that most affect psychiatry.

Jul 1, 2020

This week, we decided to revisit three of the Psychcast episodes that examined various aspects of COVID-19. First, you will hear excerpts from the interview that host Lorenzo Norris, MD, did with Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD, on educating patients about SARS-CoV-2 and the disease. Next, Jay H. Shore, MD, MPH, conducts a


Jun 24, 2020

Thomas Abt, JD, spoke with Nick Andrews about his talk at the TEDMED 2020 conference in Boston.

Mr. Abt (@Abt_Thomas), senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice, discussed his evidence-based and community-informed strategies for reducing urban violence. Mr. Abt earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the...


Jun 17, 2020

Igor Galynker, MD, returns to the Psychcast, this time to discuss his most recent work on suicidal crisis syndrome with host Lorenzo Norris, MD.

Dr. Galynker is professor of psychiatry and director of the Galynker Research and Prevention Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He reported...


Jun 10, 2020

Lorenzo Norris, MD, spoke with Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD, about how to best educate patients about coronavirus.

Dr. Preskorn is a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita. Neither Dr. Norris nor Dr. Preskorn have any relevant financial relationships to...


Jun 5, 2020

SPECIAL: Lorenzo Norris, MD, welcomes fourth-year psychiatry resident Brandon C. Newsome, MD, for a discussion on race relations as a physician in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who was killed when a white police officer kneeled on his neck during an arrest. 

Dr. Newsome was raised in Alabama and currently lives...