Psychiatrists Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson offer a thought-provoking and engaging account of the controversy surrounding involuntary psychiatric care in the United States. They bring the issue to life with first-hand accounts from patients, clinicians, advocates, and opponents.
Ultimately, Committed takes on the difficult question of psychiatry's role in preventing violence, suicide, and mass murder.
~A Scientific American recommended read
Dr. Miller's C.V.
DINAH MILLER, M. D.
Private Practice in Psychiatry
Solo Private Practice, Baltimore, Maryland
February, 1999 to present
Psych Associates (A private, multi-disciplinary group
October, 1992 to February, 1999
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
HOPKINS HOSPITAL COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY PROGRAM
Consulting Psychiatrist, part-time, September, 1998 to August,
Instructor in Psychiatry, School of
Psychotherapy Supervisor to
residents-in-training, 1998 to 2010 (dates are approximate)
SEXUAL BEHAVIORS CONSULTATION UNIT
1993-2005(end date is
included supervising residents, doing patient evaluations, giving lectures to
PGY-III residents, and medical student teaching
Responsible for oversight of a state
medical society with approximately 700 members
FOR THE HOMELESS
March, 2007 to September, 2009
HOPKINS BAYVIEW PHYSICIANS, P.A.
Consulting Psychiatrist at Wyman Park
Part-time, September, 1998 to December,
SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
for clinical oversight of a Community Mental Health Center and its satellite
clinic which provide mental health services to approximately 1000 chronically mentally
included direct supervision of the clinic's psychiatrists, oversight of all
clinical and educational programs, and direct patient care including
psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and crisis intervention.
Half-time.April, 1995 to August, 1998
SINAI HOSPITAL OF BALTIMORE
Responsible for supervising therapists
and for psychiatric evaluation and medication
management of patients in a Community
Mental Health Center.Provided
consultation to the general hospital
emergency room.Organized a case
educational series and a
psychopharmacology clinic for University of Maryland psychiatry
Clinical caseload of half general adult
psychiatric patients, half geriatric patients.
Half-time.October, 1992 - March, 1995
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Clinical Professor in Psychiatry
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Katrina Assistance Project
Deployment to Baton Rouge and Houma,
November 3, 2005 to November 15, 2005
Across the Americas
Volunteer mission to Cusco, Peru
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, Baltimore,
Training in Psychiatry
to September, 1992
ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL, New York, NY
in Internal Medicine
to July, 1989
CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE, New York,
Medicine, May, 1988
included Inpatient Psychiatry at The Payne Whitney Clinic, The Institute of
Hospital, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Ambulatory Care at The Indian
Service, Chinle, AZ; The Pain Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering; and a
Psychiatry at the San Francisco Veterans Administration.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA,
Double major in the Biological Basis of
Behavior and Psychology.
Experience on the Intersection of Psychiatry and New Media
The Accessible Psychiatry Project, with Annette Hanson, M.D. and Steven R.
Encouraging dialogue about psychiatry across media.
Accessible Psychiatry Projectstrives to encourage dialogue about psychiatric disorders and their
treatment in order to explore issues of controversy and misunderstanding in our
field.Through open dialogue, in
both new media and print, we hope to foster discussion about the work
psychiatrists do, and to decrease stigma associated with the treatment of
of The Accessible Psychiatry Project include:
Shrink Rap: a blog by psychiatrists, for psychiatrists.April, 2006- present—currently over 2,000 posts on a wide
variety of mental health topics.
Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care, with Annette Hanson, M.D., Johns Hopkins
University Press, November, 2016
1984Research Assistant, Full-time,
of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Responsibilities included assisting
with a study of very-low-calorie diets and literature research pertaining to
the County Health Improvement Program, under the direction of Dr. Albert J.
Wadden TA, Miller D, Stunkard AJ, Stellar E:
Intra-meal Responses of Obese Women to Reduction in the Size of Food Units.
Abstracts: Society for Neuroscience, 1983.
Summer, 1983Mellon Fellowship in Psychiatry for
Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
Leonard H. Epstein with designing and running a study of conditioned immune
response in mice.
1982-1983Research Assistant, Part-time.
Research Group, University of Pennsylvania
for a study of restrained eating in obese women.
of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Rozin with preliminary work for a study of endogenous opiate systems in
the preference for chili pepper and other initially adverse foods.
Summer, 1979Participant, Summer Institute in the
Experimental Analysis of Behavior
State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow
Maryland Psychiatric Society, April, 2009- April, 2010
Committee: Secretary-Treasurer: April, 2007- April 2008
President-Elect: April, 2008- April, 2009
Council Chair: April, 2010- April, 2011
Communications Committee, April, 2010- 2013; responsible for creating the
member listserv which serves 200 psychiatrists in Maryland
the Women's Committee, early to mid 1990’s
the Women's Committee 1996-1999
Medicaid Managed Care Task Force (Med Chi), Spring 1998
Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 1999 to Spring, 2003
in the mentoring program, 2002- 2005
member, 2003, elected for a two-year term, reelected 2005
“Fish Versus The Mentally Ill”The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring,
2005, Vol. 31, No. 3.
Sox-obsessed Husband.” Op-ed section, The Boston Globe, August 31, 2005.
Book Review of The Interview Room by
Roderick Anscombe, The American JournalofPsychiatry, December,
the Gold,” Introspection article, The American Journal of Psychiatry,
January, 2006, Vol. 163, No 1.
Psychiatrist Aids Katrina Relief” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Winter,
2006, Vol. 32, No.2.Article
features Dr. Cheryl Person discussing her experiences immediately after
Hurricane Katrina.This article
won an Honorable Mention from the American Psychiatric Association.
of a Katrina Psychiatrist, submitted to Westover Consultants
as field notes for use in a SAMHSA Summit regarding the Katrina Assistance
Dr. Prescott” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2006, Vol. 33, No. 1.
“Ask the Experts” column “Why is it
comforting to discuss problems with others? Scientific
American Mind, August,
“Keeping Up with Anita
Everett,” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Winter, 2010
“10.8%: Understanding the
Trends In Psychotherapy Research,” Clinical Psychiatry News, August,
“Friend Me? Psychiatrists
and Social Networking, Clinical Psychiatry News, October,
with Dr. Angelino,” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 2012
of Medicine,” with Dr. Annette Hanson: Op Ed article on Maryland’s proposed
Medical Marijuana legislation, The Baltimore Sun, March 9, 2012.
Searching of Psychiatric Patients Must Stop,” Clinical Psychiatry News,
“When Children Divorce Their Parents,” Clinical Psychiatry News, October,
“Bills to keep
guns out of the hands of psychiatric patients pose risks: Requiring
psychiatrists to report on their patients could discourage some to get help,” The Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2013
Stampede Misguided,” with Pete Earley, USAToday, March 3, 2010.
Sandy Hook, and heartache,” Clinical
Psychiatry News, September, 2013.
“The Delicate Balance of
Self-Disclosure.” Clinical Psychiatry News, July, 2013.
to Anti-psychiatry’s Protestors, Clinical Psychiatry News, November,
Bipolarity,” Clinical Psychiatry News, Supplement on Bipolar Disorder,
December , 2013.
and the psychiatrist’s dilemma,” Clinical Psychiatry News, March,
the killers among us,” Clinical Psychiatry News, June,
of being a shrink,” Clinical Psychiatry News, August, 2014.
suicide could raise awareness,” Clinical Psychiatry News, September,
hotline calls up after Robin Williams’ death, Clincial Psychiatry News,
gets a grip on personaility disorder,” Clinical Psychiatry News, November,
surprisingly high cost of Abilify,” Clinical Psychiatry News, December,
Daviss, S., Hanson, A., & Miller, D. (2015).
My three shrinks: Personal stories of social media exploration. International
Review of Psychiatry (Abingdon,
England), 27(2), 167–173. http://doi.org/10.3109/09540261.2015.1027672
the Involuntary Treatment Controversy,”Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2015.
factors keep us from seeing patients?” Clinical Psychiatry News, April,
support of Murphy bill is disheartening,” Clinical Psychiatry News, May, 2015.
The difference 2 years makes,” Clinical Psychiatry News, July,