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Stress and the Economic Downturn: Hugh F. Butts, MD

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While it seems that the economy is getting better, people have a great deal of stress and pressures and feel somewhat alone and judged for those feelings. Dr. Butts will explore some of what individuals are dealing with and how they can overcome such feelings.

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Hugh Florenz Butts, an alumnus of The College of The City of New York (C.C.N.Y.) received an honorary discharge from the U.S. Army Air Corps (1945) and his medical degree from Meharry Medical College (1953).  Following his graduation he returned home to complete an internship at Morrisania City Hospital and a Psychiatric Residency at The Bronx Veterans’         Administration Hospital. He completed his training at the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Clinic for Training and Research in 1961 and was appointed as a Training Psychoanalyst in 1967. 

In 1974, Dr. Butts was appointed Director of Bronx State Hospital and served in that position until 1979.  Within that time frame he was also appointed, for one year, from 1975-76 to serve as the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene.  

Dr. Butts was licensed to practice Medicine in New York State in 1959, and certified in Psychiatry in 1962 by the American Board in Psychiatry and Neurology. He is presently engaged in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Medicine in his private practice. For Dr. Butts' complete biographical statement please go to