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Theron Bowers

Theron Bowers is a psychiatrist living and working deep in the heart of Texas. Life started in Macon, Georgia. However, he spent most of his childhood in the foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has spent most of his adulthood in Texas, part of the price for marrying a beautiful Texan. Together, they have 5 children. The romance and adventure never ends (though less adventure would be nice). Too easily bored, he has worked in a variety of settings, private and public including prisons, the streets and nursing homes. His current obsessions involve mental health issues (of course), neuroscience, culture, Breaking Bad and whatever else sparks his synapses.


Thomas Szasz: man versus myth
23 Oct 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: mental health, psychiatry
An unconventional psychiatrist reminds us that the zeal to help is easily corrupted by a need for control.


Norway’s theatre of the absurd
25 Jun 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Anders Behring Breivik, justice, Norway, psychiatry
The psychiatrists and prosecutors are crazier than the man who killed 77 innocent people last year.


Your Constitutional right to be crazy
24 Feb 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: human rights, insanity, law
The man who killed six people and seriously wounded a Congresswoman in Tucson was crazy. But not crazy enough to be locked up.


Being human is no big deal
11 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: animal rights, forum, human dignity, Peter Singer
Are human beings just a smarter species of animal or is there something transcendentally different about them?


Brilliance doesn’t come in bottles
21 May 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Adderall, addiction, neuroenhancement
60 Minutes was completely irresponsible in advertising the benefits of Adderall and omitting the serious dangers of addiction. 


When medicine reaches a dead end
23 Apr 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: DSM-5, psychiatry, sex crimes
Psychiatrists are thinking of classifying habitual rapists as victims of Paraphilic Coercive Disorder. This doesn't even help the criminals. 


Death at Fort Hood
19 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: evil, Fort Hood, psychiatry, tragedies
Every element in the media's template for multiple shootings by sick and stressed killers is wrong. Have they forgotten about Evil?


The expanding universe of mental illness
30 Jul 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: mental illness, psychiatry
Will the new psychiatric bible be a victory for science, or politics?


Lies, damn lies and spin
23 Feb 2009 | FEATURES |
tags:
If only journalists were less gullible. If only scientists were more honest.


The cold hearts of digital voyeurs
27 Nov 2008 | FEATURES |
tags:
The webcam suicide of an American teenager gives the lie to the notion of an "internet community".


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