Steven Schlozman, M.D., Author at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Articles by Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Steven Schlozman, M.D. an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), course director of the psychopathology class for the MIT-HMS Program in Health, Sciences and Technology, and former co-director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds. Dr. Schlozman has been involved in national efforts to increase recruitment into psychiatry and to decrease stigma with regard to psychiatric illness, and is particularly interested in the power of stories and narratives to help people to understand mental health issues. He has been the keynote speaker for the International Health Humanities Conference and has lectured internationally about the importance of stories in the practice of medicine. In keeping with his love of narrative, he writes short fiction, and has published two novels. His first novel, The Zombie Autopsies, was optioned for film adaptation by the late George Romero, creator of Night of the Living Dead. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Schlozman teaches a freshman seminar at Harvard University that focuses on horror and thrillers in literature and film.

Adolescent Depression – Shrinking It Down

December 30, 2020

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Adolescent Depression – Shrinking It Down

It’s not always easy to tell whether a teen’s behavior is typical for their age or a sign of depression. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steven Schlozman explain how parents can assess their child’s behavior, and what to do if they’re concerned. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more […]

Should My Child See A Therapist?

December 23, 2020

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Should My Child See A Therapist?

One in four people will have a mental health disorder at some point in their life, and half of those disorders begin in childhood. While many of us know someone who’s had to deal with a mental illness in one way or another, many parents still aren’t sure how to assess whether their child needs […]

Home for The Holidays During COVID-19: Facing Empty Chairs at the Table

November 20, 2020

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Home for The Holidays During COVID-19: Facing Empty Chairs at the Table

Through the years we all will be together, If the fates allow… From “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”  *** Here we are in the holiday season. It’s inescapable. But this year is different, strikingly different. We are not walking into stores, or browsing around in malls and tolerating the same holiday music, repeatedly. Most […]

Second Generation Antipsychotic Medications: An Overview

September 30, 2020

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Second Generation Antipsychotic Medications: An Overview

As child psychiatrists, we prescribe medications. As medicines go, perhaps none are more controversial than the use of second generation antipsychotics. For at least the last 15 years, concerns about these particular medications have characterized a good part of any discourse I’ve had with parents in the office or on the lecture circuit. These medicines […]

Cuando los adolescentes hablan de suicidio: lo que necesita saber

July 23, 2020

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Cuando los adolescentes hablan de suicidio: lo que necesita saber

Este es el tipo de llamada que recibimos con mucha frecuencia: Doctor, mi hijo dijo que ya no le importa vivir. Ha estado realmente molesto por un tiempo, y cuando su novia rompió las cosas, simplemente se apagó. No hace falta decir que situaciones como esta son terriblemente aterradoras para los padres. Los niños rompen […]

¿Qué Hago Si Mi hijo Es Acosado (Le Hacen “Bullying”)?

June 26, 2020

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¿Qué Hago Si Mi hijo Es Acosado (Le Hacen “Bullying”)?

Hasta hace unos seis o siete años, el término “bullying” estaba prácticamente ausente de nuestro vocabulario diario. De hecho, hace seis o siete años, si uno le hubiera pedido a alguien que definiera “acoso”, probablemente le hubieran dicho que la palabra en sí era antigua y pasada de moda. Evocaba recuerdos de parques infantiles donde […]

¿Qué pasa si mi hijo tiene depresión?

May 4, 2020

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¿Qué pasa si mi hijo tiene depresión?

“Depresión” es un término complicado. Al igual que muchos diagnósticos en psiquiatría, la palabra “depresión” tiene usos comunes y específicos. Los niños pueden quejarse de “sentirse deprimidos” después de una ruptura romántica, o después de no ser elegidos para formar parte del equipo escolar, pero tienden a salir del caos en el que se encuentran […]

Bipolar Disorder and The Arts: Mark Vonnegut’s Story

April 7, 2020

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Bipolar Disorder and The Arts: Mark Vonnegut’s Story

Despite our growing awareness of mental health conditions, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is often misunderstood. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Mark Vonnegut discusses how art helped him to overcome his own mental health challenges, and why mental illness doesn’t have to be a barrier to achievement and creativity. Watch our […]

The Importance of Sleep

March 12, 2020

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The Importance of Sleep

It’s important for kids to get enough sleep, and experts recommend eight to ten hours each night. But most kids struggle to reach that due to busy schedules and digital distractions. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steven Schlozman discuss the benefits of sleep and offer strategies to help kids […]

Breaking News and Kids

March 5, 2020

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Breaking News and Kids

During times of “breaking news” coverage we’re all drawn to our TVs, phones, and computers for information. But breaking news can include disturbing themes and content, including violence, natural disasters, abuse, and more. The big headlines today also seem to be more frequent, which can add to our stress levels. What can parents do to […]