Film and Book Reviews

The Rise and Fall of Pragmatism in Psychiatry

December 28, 2019

"Psychiatry has been frozen in time since the 80s, and hence the absence of progress since then is no surprise." So says, S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, in the next installment of Conversations in Critical Psychiatry with Awais Aftab, MD.

Book Recommendations for Psychiatrists

December 17, 2019

For your bookshelf: Psychiatric Times’ Editorial Board shares reading recommendations.

The Rabbit Effect

December 10, 2019

Can kindness help determine who gets sick and who stays healthy?

Chaos Theory With a Human Face: Extended Version

October 28, 2019

"Go out into the real world; work in prisons, in run-down towns with high unemployment or with refugees or in remote areas. Go overseas or into underprivileged parts of your own country. And that is how you learn about real psychiatry," says Niall McLaren, MBBS, FRANZCP, in the next installment of Conversations in Critical Psychiatry.

Transit: Already in Hell

October 25, 2019

Christian Pitzold’s haunting 2019 film, based on Anna Seghel’s masterful 1942 novel.

Explanatory Methods in Psychiatry: The Importance of Perspectives

September 05, 2019

It is a rare feat for a conceptual book on psychiatry to generate as much acclaim, influence, longevity, and readership within the profession as has The Perspectives of Psychiatry. Paul R. McHugh, MD is featured in this Conversations series.

Forensic Psychiatrists Explore True Crime and Family Murder

September 04, 2019

The express goal of this guidebook: “to bring together comprehensive data about murder within the family, as well as real-life stories of this tragedy.”

Skepticism of the Gentle Variety

July 31, 2019

Conversations in Critical Psychiatry with Derek Bolton, PhD, recognized internationally as a disginguished voice in philosophy and psychiatry.

Thomas Szasz: An Appraisal of His Legacy

July 05, 2019

A penetrating, deep, and intrepid exploration of Szasz’s oeuvre, and the indelible impact he has had on the practice of psychiatry, in this country and abroad.

The Structure of Psychiatric Revolutions

June 27, 2019

An interview with Dr Anne Harrington, who offers a stimulating and thought-provoking historical perspective on the evolution of biological psychiatry from the German histopathologists to the present time in her recent book.