The Vietnam War’s Influence on Psychiatry
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.
The Astonishing Non-Epidemic Continues--With a Red Flag on the Field
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.
Warning: Antidepressants May Cause Messaging Manslaughter
Neither time nor science has given pause to some attorneys who exploit the misunderstanding that surrounds the putative "criminogenic" effects of antidepressants.
Being Human: An Interview With Daniel J. Siegel, MD
How might a better understanding of the mind enhance someone’s life and optimize a clinical encounter?
Erikson Stages of Psychiatry Residency
A lighthearted exploration of Erikson’s stages through residency training.
“The Internet Made Me Do It”—Social Media and Potential for Violence in Adolescents
The Slenderman case revives a long-standing debate: does media exposure influence acts of violence in youth?
Hearing Voices and Psychiatry’s (Real) Medical Model
Six fundamental assumptions underlie the medical model most psychiatrists use in their clinical work.
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