The current Tree of Medicine is rooted in its Hippocratic soil. There are moral absolutes that our profession should stand up for, in spite of legislative or popular pressure, say the authors.
Ronald W. Pies, MD
Physician-assisted suicide violates the norms of Hippocratic medical ethics. Involuntary hospitalization to prevent suicide affirms those norms, according to the authors.
Is an ancient, conflict-loving personality archetype undermining our pro-social values?
A close analysis of the psychodynamics of Cain’s crime shows us something important about his mentality—not to be confused with mental illness.
How can a human being commit such acts without being under the influence of some powerful “alien” force? How can they not be "mentally ill"? Here's how.
On the scandal of incarcerating those with serious mental illness.
Moving toward a bio-psycho-sociocultural model of major depression.
Between the extremes of priest and provider lies the healing heart of the physician.
With a combined 70+ years of clinical experience, the authors discuss scenarios that represent two possible outcomes of discontinuing serotonergic antidepressants.
Focusing on concerning behaviors may better assist with prevention than sensationalizing individual perpetrators’ motives.