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gender identity

A commentary that is both professional and personal in nature, written by a psychiatrist who has helped hundreds of transitioning patients adapt to their external gender appearance and societal expectations.

Was the business of the heart always so heartless?

Treatments that work well for most don’t work well for all. And even effective treatments have side effects and complications. This is true of medication and surgery—and it is also true of psychotherapy.

Precision medicine seems to be the new hot topic in the research world. What precisely is it?

Is it okay for the media to show terrorist-sponsored torture videos? Are there no psychological effects of this kind of “show”?

Many years ago, the model approach to mental health treatment was the therapeutic community: "As Aristotle noted long ago, man is a social animal and only in a social unit can he experience a whole life." More in this blog.

A case report of an acute, transient, reversible depression prompts us to think in a different way about depression.

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