In this article, psychodynamic psychology is applied toward the understanding and recognition of "homegrown" terrorists, individuals who are familiar with American culture and thus more difficult to detect.
“I may never know who you are,” writes this psychiatrist, “but if you provided medical or psychiatric care for the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, we are colleagues. And you too are his victims, of sorts. I hope your reputation does not suffer unduly.”
The recent tragedy with the Germanwings crash in the Alps has started a worldwide discussion about mental illness and suicide. NIMH Director Thomas Insel reflects on the larger issues we continue to face.
The trend toward transparent documentation has potential for many benefits, yet it remains a provocative concept for the field of psychiatry. In this podcast, Dr Helen Farrell answers several salient questions about transparency.