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The Misdiagnosis of Dissociative Disorders and More: An Interview with Dr. Richard J. Loewenstein

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Richard J. Loewenstein, MD, founder and medical director of the Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems in Baltimore, MD, talks about the misdiagnosis of dissociative disorders, what he has learned during his career, and his current clinical interests. 

Dr. Richard J. Loewenstein Talks About the Misdiagnosis of Dissociative Disorders

Dr. Richard J. Loewenstein Shares His Current Interests

Dr. Richard J. Loewenstein Shares What He Has Learned In His Career

 

About Dr. Loewenstein

Richard J. Loewenstein MD, is the founder and medical director of the Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems in Baltimore, MD, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among America’s 10 top psychiatric facilities. In addition, he was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among America’s top 1% of psychiatrists. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is the author of more than 85 papers and book chapters mostly on dissociation, dissociative disorders, and trauma disorders. He has received numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He is co-chair of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force on the Biopsychosocial Consequences of Childhood Trauma, and was an advisor to the APA DSM 5 Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorders Work Group. He is co-investigator and senior advisor to the longitudinal Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOPDD) Study headed by Bethany Brand, PhD, of Towson University.

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