Author | Douglas A. Kramer, MD, MS


Remembering: A Gentleman and a Psychiatrist

December 09, 2019


Johan Verhulst, MD, left this world exactly as he lived-with grace, honor, integrity, humor, love, humility, intellect, and a continuing interest in our ongoing professional conversations.

If It Were Physical Pain, It Would Be Called Torture: A Story of Two Young Men

March 25, 2015


When did human rights become negotiable in the US? A commentary on dismantling and closure of federal and state mental hospitals.

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.