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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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

What makes a story great? The storytellers behind House of CardsThis American LifeThe Moth, and more reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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