Robert S. Laitman, MD, on Unpacking Schizophrenia: Why a Global Health Approach Is Key

In part 3 of his podcast series with Consultant360, Robert S. Laitman, MD, from Bronx Westchester Medical Group and SARDAA explains the importance of treating his patients’ physical and societal health in addition to their psychiatric health.

Robert S. Laitman, MD, is an internal medicine physician at Bronx Westchester Medical Group in New York. He is on the Board of Directors for the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, and is also a board member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness - New York. Over the last 10 years, he has developed a practice taking care of people with psychotic disorders after his son, Daniel, received a diagnosis of schizophrenia in 2006.

Dr Laitman and his wife, Dr Ann Mandel Laitman, founded the charity, Team Daniel: Running for Recovery from Mental Illness. Dr Laitman, his family, and his colleague also authored the book, "Clozapine: Meaningful Recovery from Schizophrenia.”

Published in partnership with  SARDAA

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