Author | Allan Tasman, MD


Sting Meets Elton and Leonard

January 24, 2019


"The experience of learning to know another’s inner self is one of the most difficult, but most gratifying parts of our clinical work," writes Allan Tasman, MD.

Is Kansas a Real Place?

September 26, 2018


We listen carefully and use our empathic ability to both understand and provide support to our patients. This work is often at the heart of helping them become more reflective and gain the capacity to make adaptive changes in their internal realities.

Black and White and Red All Over

July 23, 2018


Where are the crusading editorial boards who decide that the inadequacy of mental health care is such a public health emergency that ongoing investigative journalism is needed?

APA Dreamin’, on a Summer’s Day

June 19, 2018


No better time than the summer to digest and reflect on the richness of our field and how we can implement advances in our own work.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

March 14, 2018


Here's a debate about a statistic the NIMH has posted on its website that, says one critic, significantly underestimates the number of adults with schizophrenia in the US and potentially affects their care. The Director of the NIMH responds.

The Wrong Way on a Long and Winding Road: Suicide in the US

February 20, 2018


Between 2006 and 2016 the overall US suicide rate went up from 10.97 to 13.26 per 100,000 people. Those numbers may seem small, but they reflect an increase of just over 20% in these 10 years.

Parity? Let Them Pay Out of Pocket!

January 18, 2018


If nearly 300 people dying each day from overdoses and suicides isn’t sufficient to motivate insurers to take immediate action to improve access to the full range of in-network benefits, we have a real problem.

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: 2017

December 15, 2017


This year we asked about the best and worst things relating to our field. As always, we received a diverse group of responses.

You Are Always on My Mind

November 21, 2017


Know about these two articles of major importance for those interested in strengthening the evidence base for psychotherapy?

Crystal Ball Gazing

October 18, 2017


I hope you'll take a little time to read The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on the Future of Psychiatry, and to reflect on how we’ll address a number of issues critically important to the future of our profession.