Articles by Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Steven Schlozman, M.D. is associate director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

February 28, 2017

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As we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here at The Clay Center, we hope the information we share will be both informative and useful.

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The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 1

February 20, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this first post is college student suicide.

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The Intense Power Of Love On Our Kids

February 14, 2017

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There was this song that came out when I was 13 years old.  It was by Dan Folgelberg, and I played it over and over again on my Pioneer turntable.  It went like this:

“Longer than there’s been fishes in the ocean.  Higher than any bird every flew.  Longer than there’s been stars up in the heavens.  I’ve been in love with you.

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How To Talk To Kids About The Executive Order On Immigration

February 6, 2017

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In child psychiatry, providing guidance on controversial issues is nothing new. There’s the routine stuff: screen time, and birth control, and curfews, and how much homework is maybe too much. There are also the tough ones. The Twin Towers came down. The Boston Marathon was bombed.

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Call It Obamacare Or The Trump Act, I Just Want My Patients To Be Able To Get Care

January 26, 2017

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Sixteen-year-old Tommy is brought to the emergency room by his very worried mother. She describes a roughly one-month period in which Tommy is getting more and more irritable, isolating himself, failing academically.

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Bad Things Happen

January 19, 2017

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Bad things happen, and that’s a fundamental fact of life on this planet.

It’s not like we didn’t know this.  Since things have been happening to humans, there’ve been bad things happening to humans, and we’ve had to help our children to deal with them.

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Home For The Holidays: Facing Empty Chairs At The Table

December 23, 2016

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Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us,
Gather near to us once more.

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Mending A House Divided: Bringing Peace And Good Will To The Holidays

December 22, 2016

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“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.

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Coping With Holiday Stress

December 20, 2016

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Let’s just paint a little picture. It’s a picture we already know pretty well, but still every year it seems to take many of us by irritable surprise.

It’s cold outside.

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Guarding Against Fake News for You and Your Child

December 15, 2016

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This is a good time to talk about charisma and its relationship to the power of stories.

It’s not that the idea of charisma is new.

The word itself is an old one.  It derives from the ancient Greek word “χάρισμα (khárisma)”, and it translates to something like “favor freely given” or “gift of grace.

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