Douglas A. Kramer, MD, MS


Underprivileged and Overmedicated

December 30, 2014

"Drugging our Kids" is deserving of all of our attention, says this psychiatrist.

Solitary Confinement: It Defines Who We Are

July 18, 2014

Detainees in state and federal prisons have committed crimes that many of us can never forgive. But how we treat such people beyond the loss of freedom and certain rights is entirely about who we are as a society. More in this commentary.

Jails That Masquerade as Psychiatric Hospitals

January 27, 2014

In the eyes of many, the current societal approach to the treatment of psychiatric disorders cannot possibly be considered humane. More in this commentary.

Guns, Violence, and Mental Health: Did We Close the State Mental Hospitals Prematurely?

June 25, 2013

When our jails become our largest public mental health facilities, we definitely have a problem-a problem we created-in how we respond to serious mental illness.