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To honor him beyond his professional skills, let us learn some important medical lessons from the life and death of Robin Williams.

A little bit of narcissism can make a leader. “Too much” can be a problem. On the nature of leadership from a psychological perspective.

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Gun violence by alienated, disgruntled individuals isn't new. So what changes may help account for our recent spate of mass shootings?


If serotonin was once American psychiatry’s “high school crush,” the field now appears wedded to a more mature model of biological and psychosocial understanding.

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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?

With a consistent and evolving presence in the US, forensic psychiatry has grown increasingly complex, with many specialty areas under its subspecialty umbrella.

The stories of two psychiatrists who died recently—one who passed away gently at the end of a long life; the other died violently, much too soon.


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