We’re all mad here
Allen Frances | 21 May 2013 |
tags: DSM-5, psychiatry
That's the message of the new edition of the bible for American psychiatrists, DSM-5. Diagnostic inflation is about to become hyperinflation.
Thomas Szasz: man versus myth
Theron Bowers | 23 October 2012 |
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
Theron Bowers | 25 June 2012 |
tags: Anders Behring Breivik, justice, Norway, psychiatry
The psychiatrists and prosecutors are crazier than the man who killed 77 innocent people last year.
Frail and aged, a giant apologizes
Gerard van den Aardweg | 31 May 2012 |
tags: homosexuality, psychiatry, same-sex marriage
A leading figure in the study of homosexuality recently recanted his belief that some gays can change. There was no need to apologize, says a Dutch psychologist.
The barbarian inside the gates
Phillip Elias | 25 April 2012 |
tags: Breivik, Norway, psychiatry
How can we know whether Breivik is sane or insane, responsible or not responsible?
Shutting down the debate
Pravin Thevathasan | 03 April 2012 |
tags: abortion, psychiatry
An international conference of psychiatrists is ignoring the clamorous debate over the psychological consequences of abortion.
When medicine reaches a dead end
Theron Bowers | 23 April 2010 |
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.
Who can heal a guilty conscience?
Aaron Kheriaty | 25 March 2010 |
tags: conscience, psychiatry, sin
Despite efforts to reduce conscience to conditioning, guilt persists, and science is powerless before it.
Phillip Elias | 23 March 2010 |
tags: DSM-5, psychiatry
We need psychiatrists to tell us whether we are bad, sad, or mad. But how do they know? They look it up in the DSM. And who writes the DSM?
A textbook diagnosis
Mary Santangelo | 23 March 2010 |
tags: DSM-5, parenting, psychiatry
Worried parents should think first before exposing otherwise healthy adolescents to potent medications.
Death at Fort Hood
Theron Bowers | 19 November 2009 |
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
Theron Bowers | 30 July 2009 |
tags: mental illness, psychiatry
Will the new psychiatric bible be a victory for science, or politics?
Mind and soul
Aaron Kheriaty | 29 November 2007 |
tags: California, psychiatry, spirituality
Psychiatry has typically shunned religion, but a unique forum at one university has them talking to each other - for the sake of the patient.