Conversations in Critical Psychiatry

A Psychiatrist Weaving Conceptual and Empirical Work

February 20, 2021

An interview with Kenneth S. Kendler, MD, vice-chair of the American Psychiatric Association DSM Steering Committee, author of more than 1200 articles, and one of the highest-cited researchers in psychiatry.

Sense-Making and the Enactive Turn in Psychiatry: Sanneke de Haan, PhD

October 23, 2020

In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr de Haan discusses her enactive approach to psychiatry which applies insights from enactivism to help conceptualize and navigate the immense complexity of factors that contribute to psychiatric disorders, and articulates the enactive view of psychiatric disorders as disorders of sense-making.

3E Approach to Psychopathology: Kristopher Nielsen, PhD

October 23, 2020

In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr Nielsen discusses his approach to psychiatry which sees mental disorders as dysfunctions in the behavioral and experiential processes representing “sticky tendencies” in the human brain-body-environment system.

Psychiatry’s Intellectual Crisis: Giovanni Fava, MD

September 17, 2020

"It is simply wishful thinking to believe that one course of treatment may entail the solution to problems that we encounter in complex cases," says Dr Fava. Dr Aftab explores a multitude of issues in psychiatry and science in this interview.