Articles by Joseph Shrand, M.D.

Joseph Shrand, M.D. is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the medical director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), an intervention unit for at-risk teens that is part of High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, MA. Dr. Shrand is triple Board Certified in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Shrand routinely gives lectures on Theory of Mind and its application to re-conceptualize the behaviors of patients. He is the author of Manage Your Stress: Overcoming Stress in the Modern World, and Outsmarting Anger: 7 Strategies for Defusing Our Most Dangerous Emotion. (Outsmarting Anger won the “Books for a Better Life – Psychology Self-Help” Award for 2013.)

I’ve Stopped Hating You

April 23, 2014

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I’ve Stopped Hating You

As a psychiatrist, I am always interested in how my adolescent and teen patients say goodbye to their parents after being admitted into our residential programs. Subsequent to their arrival, we will schedule a speakerphone conversation with their parent(s); some kids readily say “I love you” as they say their goodbyes, and others don’t. It’s […]

It’s All About Respect

January 17, 2014

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It’s All About Respect

Anger is an emotion hard-wired into the brain. We all get angry.  Sometimes it seems as if our brains don’t have a choice; certain things just simply tick us off.  But, anger has never hurt anyone—it’s what we do with our anger that can be destructive. When is the last time you got angry at […]