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Steven Schlozman, M.D. is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a staff child and adult psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He is also the co-director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School. His first novel, "The Zombie Autopsies" has been optioned by George Romero for adaptation to film.

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Trying to Get Excited for Star Wars

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 6:24 PM


I'm probably gonna get my you-know-what's cut off with a light saber for writing this, but I guess I'll take the plunge.

I am excited for Star Wars, but I can't get myself to be as excited as I feel I should be.

Don't get me wrong. (Have you...

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Chilling Out About the Portland Diner Incident

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:17 PM

"Portland Diner Owner Under Fire for Yelling at Toddler"
-WCSH6, NBC Affiliate, Portland, Maine, July 21, 2015

With all that is going on in the world, it seems that this is currently among the stories that a lot of people and parents want to talk about most. I've even...

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The Horrific Cannot Become the Routine

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 4:17 PM

Where do we possibly start?

How can we possibly do anything except fall grotesquely short in our outrage over what happened last night in Charleston?

Where do we begin in the perversely familiar and scripted landscape of what should never, ever be scripted?

How did a post like this become...

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I want Mad Max to Drive My Kia Rondo

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM

OK, I'll admit it.

I'll admit that I was skeptical when I heard about the "remake" of Mad Max. I enjoy powerful and happy nostalgia for the giddy "I-don't-give-a-flying-f" exuberance of the first two movies. Those films took place during my otherwise staid and shockingly...

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Guns, Guns, Guns. Enough Already.

(260) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 8:56 AM

When I was 11 years old, I learned to shoot a rifle at camp.

I remember the experience like it was yesterday. That's because I found learning to shoot a gun peaceful and even serene.

It wasn't a cathartic serenity. It wasn't like...

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Waiting for the Walking Dead: 6 Related Films to Get You Through Sunday

(3) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 4:42 PM

If you find yourself "jonesing" for your Walking Dead fix, and if Sunday night seems just a little too far away, then this post is for you. Keep in mind, however, the following important points:

1. You are not alone.

The show is a juggernaut. It is the hottest...

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There's Pornography on the Internet? Really? How to Talk to Your Kids

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 11:54 AM

When I was medical school, there was this show called Beavis and Butthead.

Beavis and Butthead (as their names suggest) were two exaggerated versions of typical early adolescent boys who snickered at words with even a hint of sexual connotation. It was fashionable when the show was on to...

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In Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Providence of Hope for a New Generation

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 8:00 AM

This post is a collaborative effort between the Clay Center For Young Healthy Minds affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and Alexia Norton Jones, the daughter of Martin Luther King's speechwriter and friend.

The forward introduces the topic from the perspective of two white guys, one of whom is myself and...

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Resiliency and Nostalgic Reverie

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 12:33 PM

Over the recent winter holiday my family once again got out the old photographs.

Because I was visiting my mother-in-law, the photos this time were limited to my wife's side of the family. The colors were soft, all browns and beige, and the clothing was polyester. There were pictures of...

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Football Needs to Reclaim Its Nostalgia

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 12:07 PM

You know what's missing from this year's football?


There's plenty of football news, but that isn't of course the same thing. We've got head injuries and drug abuse and the latest spate of domestic violence.

But what we don't have is the game itself.

I know it...

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Happily H-mping Hamsters and Explaining This To Your Child

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 7:16 PM

Last week, I took my daughter to San Diego's Comic-Con. We marveled at the costumes, oozed our way through the crowds, and then she endured my presence on a panel ironically titled "Zombies: Myths and Misconceptions."

Apparently not to be outdone, my wife and younger daughter were plotting their...

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If You're a Teen, Divergent Isn't Divergent At All

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 1:08 PM

Unless you live under a cinematic rock, you'll notice that there are an awful lot of films lately that involve depressingly dystopian landscapes, beautiful young people fighting against those dystopian landscapes and an altogether dismal view of the future.

As a writer myself (indeed, as a writer who has...

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Witches Are Sexier Than Zombies (and Maybe Even Cooler)

(2) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 4:55 PM


Witches are sexy and cool.

Zombies aren't.

I know that this is not exactly groundbreaking social commentary. It's not like I woke up this morning and decided, via some kind of memetic revelatory inspiration, that witches are culturally hot. In fact my...

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Five Important Things to Keep in Mind as The Walking Dead Returns

(39) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 6:29 PM

The Walking Dead is gonna up and shamble back into our living rooms in just a few more days. As a member of that small and nevertheless weirdly increasingly known world of "zombie experts," I must admit that I always view the return of this program with a certain amount...

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Dr. Seuss Goes to Capitol Hill

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 12:13 PM

John (the Speaker), whoes last name is Boehner
Once thought (poor chap) that it couldn't be plainer

A bill is a bill
Until it's a law
But then some new players
Did paid him a call

They explained, in loud...

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Tom Bombadil Tries to Stop Todd: A Breaking Bad Conundrum

(8) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 1:38 PM

I'm going to do something a bit awkward right now.

I am going to potentially offend fans of both J.R.R. Tolkien and Breaking Bad. I apologize in advance for the chagrin I might engender, but I am not so naïve as to think that an advanced apology is the...

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Zombies on My Calculator -- Back to School Zombie Tips

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 8:00 PM

My goodness are zombies popular!

World War Z is still cleaning up at the box office and there are zombie cookbooks and zombie walks and zombie dentists and pretty much anything else you can think of with the term zombie in front of it.

So, what's a nice Jewish...

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The Neurobiology of Walter White (And How He Got Into My Bedroom)

(19) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 2:03 PM

Sometimes a TV show crawls into your bed.

Lately, I have (unfortunately) been bunking with Walter White.

In fact, Walt doesn't just stay under the covers. He's with me in the morning as I shave. He wanders in and out of my consciousness as I drive to work. He even...

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