Lloyd Sederer & Matthew Erlich

Lloyd Sederer, MD, is medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health. Matthew Erlich, MD, is a Post-doctoral NIMH Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

  • How Thoughts Become a Psychiatric Diagnosis

    The Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health explains the misunderstood art of diagnosis in the medical specialty where, in even the sickest patients, the best blood tests and imaging studies often appear normal.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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