Interview on WAMC with Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber

Published on 
September 2016

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.”

Listen to the entire interview with WAMC Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis and Dr. Gerber