More than any other medical specialty, we sometimes feel compelled, and empowered, to treat patients against their will. With this comes two great responsibilities.
Allen Frances, MD
We have criminalized mental health problems—a barbaric throwback to the dismal conditions before the Enlightenment.
In the opinion of the author, the psychiatry/anti-psychiatry rift has had a devastating effect on the lives of people with severe psychiatric problems.
Setting the record straight on what the literature does and does not say about long-term use of antipsychotics.
Here's why Trieste is the place this psychiatrist would most want to be if he had a severe mental illness.
By failing to provide adequate care and housing for the mentally ill, we have condemned 350,000 to jails and 250,000 to the streets.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to how people and cultures should respond to overwhelming stress, depression, and trauma.
There has probably never been a worse place and worse time to have a severe mental illness than now in the United States. How did we get into this mess?
We are the richest nation in the history of the world and yet we provide the worst care ever conceived for the severely ill who most need it.
The author suggests a checklist to help clinicians think through the necessary steps that should be part of every careful prescription of medication for children.