GAP is a think tank of top psychiatric minds whose thoughtful analysis and recommendations serve to influence and advance modern psychiatric theory and practice.
GAP committees address timely questions facing American psychiatry. Because psychiatry is a multifaceted medical specialty encompassing the biopsychosocial paradigm, committees consider issues ranging from psychopharmacology to the ethical and moral issues inherent in the practice of a field fraught with technical and human pitfalls.
Elizabeth Haase, MD 8/23/2016
“She just beats on her dolls over and over and tells me how much she wants me to die….”. Anna Ervolina is crying freely for our camera. She is describing her nine year-old daughter’s continuing symptoms five years after Hurricane Sandy flooded their small Rockaway home. The house is still boarded, with mold lining the shingles. We are touring the house itself for our film on the mental health impacts of climate change on children. Myself, a psychiatrist, and my partners, environmentalist Jessica Haller and film director Jon Felix, set out to explore what this impact may be.