Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino

Guns, Gender and Masculinity (OPINION)

Many people believe that owning a gun is a symbol of power and protection. These associations are often tied to traditional gender roles, with men expected to be dominant and protective while women are to be submissive and nurturing.

  • Apr 5, 2023
  • 4:06 PM

Police Violence, Self-Hatred, and the Death of Tyre Nichols (OPINION)

Police departments need to do a better job of vetting, training, and supporting officers, so that citizens may regain a healthy respect for those in uniform.

  • Feb 6, 2023
  • 3:59 PM

The Age of Misinformation (OPINION)

Some tips on navigating the age of misinformation from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino.

  • Feb 8, 2022
  • 4:37 PM

OPINION: What FDA Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Means

The FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine has lifted a weight off of many shoulders. The responsibility is now left to each individual to do the right thing.

  • Oct 7, 2021
  • 2:26 PM

The Pandemic Is Over? Not Even Close

We are still in the midst of it. It has not gone away.

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 1:57 PM

Swiss Cheese Super Ego

It seems to me that many people have lost their way.

  • Aug 17, 2021
  • 5:10 PM

OPINION: The Psychological Effects of Unauthorized Immigration

It seems infinitely more logical and practical to accept the reality of the situation, extend the hand of help and allow for a system that benefits all involved.

  • May 10, 2021
  • 3:58 PM

Let’s Call It What It Is: A Pandemic That Has Decimated Our Most Vulnerable Populations (OPINION)

It has been known for millennia that the most vulnerable individuals during epidemics and pandemics are the poor. This pandemic is no different, especially here in the United States.

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • 8:52 AM

I Am a Psychiatrist and I Am Taking the COVID-19 Vaccine

The job then comes to help facilitate the patient making an informed decision based on science and facts.

  • Jan 28, 2021
  • 11:19 AM

The Link Between Poverty and COVID-19

Our neglect of the poor has become a tinder box and COVID-19 could be the spark that starts a deadly conflagration.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:25 AM

Safety and Fear During COVID-19: The Bubble of Misery

Right now, more than ever, we need to be empathetic to those around us.

  • Oct 16, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

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