The nightmarish reality of psychosis is vividly detailed by Deborah Danner, a woman with self-described schizophrenia, recently shot to death by a New York City policeman.
Ronald W. Pies, MD
The supposed “epidemic” of mental illness turns out to be mostly a myth in the US adult population, 2000-2015.
The ethical core of the Goldwater Rule is sound, but the rule needs clearer and more nuanced language.
The authors examine the literature on "quality of life" and how antipsychotics improve that for patients with schizophrenia.
Should doctors be legally allowed to assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide?
For patients suffering the chronic, debilitating symptoms of schizophrenia, antipsychotic medication is a critical component of treatment—and may literally be life-saving.
How radically do we want to alter the physician’s traditional ethical obligations to the most vulnerable of patients?
Both the literature and clinical experience point to considerable risk in discontinuing antipsychotic treatment, for many chronically psychotic patients. Here's why.
We can teach patients a lot about the biopsychosocial causes of depression—even in 5 minutes.
What can we do, as a society, to reduce the levels of incivility and narcissism that appear to be on the rise?