Interview on WAMC with Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber
The Austen Riggs Center was recently ranked as one of the top 10 psychiatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
WAMC spoke with Austen Riggs Center Medical Director and CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber about the ranking, Riggs’ unique treatment approach, and a variety of other topics related to psychiatry and mental illness.
Dr. Gerber stated during the interview, “It’s a wonderful thing that, as a society, we are speaking more about mental illness. We know that there is a stigma associated with mental illness in a way that is not associated with other disorders. . . . The more we recognize how widespread these [mental illness] conditions are – how we all know somebody in our families or otherwise who suffers – the more this becomes something we can talk about and something that we can really work together to find treatments for.”