Michael Craig Miller, M.D.

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter from August 2000 to March 2012. Published monthly, the Harvard Mental Health Letter was read widely by professionals and non-professionals alike. Dr. Miller's writing on mental health topics has appeared in Newsweek, the Boston Globe and in syndicated articles that appear in newspapers nationwide. He has appeared as a commentator on the Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, ABC News, CNN, and NPR and for media outlets in the Boston area. In practice for more than 30 years, Dr Miller is a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School and on the medical staff at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


Posts by Michael Craig Miller, M.D.

Michael Craig Miller, M.D.

Hitch on Cancer

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publications

Thanks to my friend and colleague, Christopher Lovett, PhD, for alerting me to the vivid piece that Christopher Hitchens wrote about his cancer diagnosis. It appears in the September 2010 issue of Vanity Fair. Hitchens is a banality-basher. The value of his piece is in his detailed account — the particularity of his experience comes […]

Michael Craig Miller, M.D.

Did Lou Gehrig have Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publications

Many brain disorders are syndromes where root causes and the neurobiology are poorly understood. Two people can have similar illnesses, but have very different underlying causes.

Michael Craig Miller, M.D.

Concussions in Football

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publications

I have to applaud today’s editorial in the New York Times that anticipates a new football season. Here is the first paragraph — The millionaire players of professional football are suiting up for the new season with a startling caution on their locker room walls. A poster headlined “CONCUSSION” warns players that lifelong brain damage […]

Michael Craig Miller, M.D.

Unconscious or Subconscious?

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publications

A dear friend got caught up in a debate about these terms during a holiday dinner some time ago. I wasn’t too surprised this past week when another friend asked me which term was the right one. It is hard to find two people who agree on “proper” definitions for these words. The term “unconscious” […]