10 Meditations on a Virtuous CareerApril 16th 2021
Beyond earning a medical degree, completing residency, and obtaining board certification and licensure, a psychiatrist's career grows to be illustrious with wisdom, curiosity, intellect, aesthetic sensitivity, compassion, empathy, generosity, and more.
Phenomenology, Power, Polarization, and PsychosisApril 13th 2021
Patient perspectives in academic discourse in psychiatry have historically been a neglected area. What are some of the consequences and implications of this absence? How has this affected both psychiatry and those who have been excluded? These questions and more are discussed.
The Bureaucratic Takeover of American Psychiatry: George Dawson, MD, DFAPANovember 13th 2020
In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr Dawson discusses how the rise of managed care industry and associated business forces have led to a profound deterioration of psychiatric practice environment in the United States.
Sense-Making and the Enactive Turn in Psychiatry: Sanneke de Haan, PhDOctober 23rd 2020
In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr de Haan discusses her enactive approach to psychiatry which applies insights from enactivism to help conceptualize and navigate the immense complexity of factors that contribute to psychiatric disorders, and articulates the enactive view of psychiatric disorders as disorders of sense-making.
3E Approach to Psychopathology: Kristopher Nielsen, PhDOctober 23rd 2020
In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr Nielsen discusses his approach to psychiatry which sees mental disorders as dysfunctions in the behavioral and experiential processes representing “sticky tendencies” in the human brain-body-environment system.