Author | Nada Logan Stotland, MD

Articles

Women and Abortion: The Psychiatrist's Role

July 02, 2013

Former President of the American Psychiatric Association, Nada Stotland, MD, MS, speaks here about abortion-a subject that is especially important for psychiatrists in several ways.

Embryonic Personhood?-What Is Going On in the USA?

September 04, 2012

Abortion is not a pretty subject. An embryo or fetus, while not a fully developed person, has the potential to become one. No one is “pro-abortion.” At the same time, there are circumstances under which a girl or woman feels strongly that her pregnancy is untenable-that she is too young, too poor, too burdened, too ill to properly mother a child. Women have abortions because they take motherhood seriously.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Why it Doesn’t Belong in DSM-5

June 04, 2012

In this podcast, Dr Nada Stotland makes a compelling case for keeping premenstrual dysphoric disorder out of DSM-5.

DSM5: The Debate Continues

June 07, 2010

As an officer of the APA, I was one of the prime movers of the limitations on, and vetting of, potential participants in the preparation of the DSM5.

Reflections on DSM-5

June 01, 2010

As an officer of the APA, I was one of the prime movers of the limitations on, and vetting of, potential participants in the preparation of the DSM-5.

Our Own Worst Enemies

May 19, 2010

My medical school clinical preceptor asked me, during my first year, what specialties (at The University of Chicago, the attitude toward general practice was well represented by the dismissive references to ‘LMDs’-local medical doctors) I was considering.

"Postabortion Depression": Clarification from the APA

October 01, 2007

Although the Washington Report used the term "postabortion depression," this is a term to which the APA objected. There is no credible scientific evidence for such a diagnostic category or for a causal relationship between abortion and mental illness.