Imagination and psychosis are different categories of experience, and should not be confused or conflated.
Here's a model that can stimulate psychiatrists to understand and address denial of global warming, the cognitive dissonance and guilt of our own responsibility, and the role of resilience in adapting to environmental changes.
Evil? Psychopathology? Mental illness? Gambling disorder? Brain tumor? Can future massacres be prevented if we understand what caused the Las Vegas shooter to become our country's biggest mass murderer?
Here's a book that tells of stunning psychiatric islands of therapeutic success amidst continuing limitations and problems in our mental health systems.
The PBS series on the Vietnam war has evoked a flood of memories, and reminds me how far we’ve come in our understanding of PTSD— and how far we still have to go.
No, there is no generalized epidemic of mental illness in the US, nor credible evidence that psychiatric drugs are driving up rates or severity of mental illness. But there is an urgent need for more and better treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Neither time nor science has given pause to some attorneys who exploit the misunderstanding that surrounds the putative "criminogenic" effects of antidepressants.
How might a better understanding of the mind enhance someone’s life and optimize a clinical encounter?
A lighthearted exploration of Erikson’s stages through residency training.
The Slenderman case revives a long-standing debate: does media exposure influence acts of violence in youth?