Author | Howard L. Forman, MD

Articles

Overcoming Opioid Addiction: The Authoritative Medical Guide

November 05, 2018

Since so much has already been written about the opioid epidemic, it is reasonable to wonder whether we need another book about this phenomenon? Experts make the case for why we need more information-and urgently.

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise by Sandra Allen

June 27, 2018

The release of the book described here comes amid a rising understanding that although we are 60 years into the antipsychotic era, these medications only partly help people with schizophrenia.

The Butterfly Effect: An Interview With Jon Ronson

January 26, 2018

While ostensibly The Butterfly Effect tells the story behind the wide availability of free internet pornography, the psychiatrist listener will quickly appreciate that this is only the beginning of the story.

Q&A: Ben Blum, Author of Ranger Games

December 14, 2017

An inside account of what many of our service men and women endure in order to serve their country.

Being Human: An Interview With Daniel J. Siegel, MD

September 14, 2017

How might a better understanding of the mind enhance someone’s life and optimize a clinical encounter?

Gun Violence and Mental Illness: Talking With Liza H. Gold, MD

August 25, 2016

What policy prescriptions, if any, would you make on a federal level for reducing gun violence in America? That question and more answered.

The Evil Hours

December 21, 2015

A Q&A with David J. Morris, author of The Evil Hours, a moving biographical book based on a young veteran’s experience with PTSD.

The New and Growing Phenomenon of Public Shaming

May 28, 2015

With the advent and expansion of social media, we are seeing an increase in the phenomenon of mass humiliation. In this Q&A, we learn what surprised the author of a book on public shaming.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed: A Gift for Patients and a Jewel for Psychiatrists

May 26, 2015

When our patients share their misdeeds with us, real or imagined, we can point them to examples of people who have experienced profound shame and managed to put their lives back together.

Have Your Megillah and Pies, Too

November 13, 2014

For this psychiatrist, learning a section of the Talmud known as Megillah brought to light an important exchange that has implications in therapy and psychopharmacology, regardless of theoretical stance.