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.
Ronald W. Pies, MD
On the scandal of incarcerating those with serious mental illness.
Moving toward a bio-psycho-sociocultural model of major depression.
Is an ancient, conflict-loving personality archetype undermining our pro-social values?
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.
“Even after the Pittsburgh shootings, our ability to empathize suggests otherwise,” writes Ronald W. Pies, MD, in a commentary regarding the nature and origin of hatred.
This is not yet another philosophical discourse arguing against physician-assisted suicide. This piece is about life with dignity—even amidst its raw and ravaging agonies.
The authors discuss two fundamental misconceptions: the myth of the patient’s autonomy, and the myth of the incurability of the patient’s illness.