Couch in Crisis

Mass Violence and Psychiatric Values

June 03, 2020

How can psychiatry constructively address our nation’s crisis?

The Navajo Nation and Our Country in The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

The Navajo population are vulnerable to lung disease due to decades of exposure to uranium mines and the use of wood or coal for heat and cooking. It is now vulnerable to COVID-19.

Weaving Conceptual and Empirical Work in Psychiatry: Kenneth S. Kendler, MD

May 26, 2020

Awais Aftab, MD, interviews this highly respected psychiatrist and genetics researcher, who has been further catapulted into fame over the past two decades through his widely read philosophical commentaries.

Freedom Does Not Mean Being on the Loose

May 15, 2020

Reflections on the anti-restriction protesters and hyper-individualists.

Care of the Soul in the Time of COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Beyond unsettling our minds, the current pandemic unsettles our souls in ways we are just beginning to understand. Just as the COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory tract, the pandemic itself can assault the soul. Dr Pies identifies five manifestations of the crisis.

Masks as a Show of Strength

May 08, 2020

If we want the public to wear masks for protection from the coronavirus, not complying with self-protective measures does not model safety.

COVID-19: The Long, Slow Recovery

May 07, 2020

Many serious challenges will face us once the curve has been flattened, and we work as a nation toward recovery in the war against COVID-19.

Coronavirus Disease 2019: The First Wave and Beyond

April 28, 2020

What is the nature of the virus turning the world upside down? Dr Sheldon Preskorn shares critical clinical information to better understand the virus, testing, and what might the future hold as we look to turn the corner in this pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows That We Still Bear Strange Fruit

April 27, 2020

Strange Fruit was written by a Jewish schoolteacher after seeing a disturbing picture of a black man, lynched in the South. But what does this song have to do with the Coronavirus pandemic?

Drug Receptor Profiles Matter

April 13, 2020

All current FDA-approved medications for the treatment of schizophrenia antagonize dopamine type 2 receptors-but that is where their similarity ends.