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Psychiatrists, as well as the overall mental health field, may play an important role in mitigating the effects of the trend toward increasing polarization, according to Steven Berkowitz, MD, professor in the department of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as director of the Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research and Treatment Center. Berkowitz spoke with Healio Psychiatry about the link between mental health and political unrest, how psychiatrists can approach treatment in an age of heightened division and whether psychiatrists can address radicalization at the ends of the political spectrum.