An end to the madness?
| 11 November 2013 | FEATURES |
The fifth edition of the DSM psychiatric manual may be the last.
We’re all mad here
| 21 May 2013 | FEATURES |
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
| 23 October 2012 | FEATURES |
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 June 2012 | FEATURES |
The psychiatrists and prosecutors are crazier than the man who killed 77 innocent people last year.
Frail and aged, a giant apologizes
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
| 25 April 2012 | FEATURES |
How can we know whether Breivik is sane or insane, responsible or not responsible?
Shutting down the debate
An international conference of psychiatrists is ignoring the clamorous debate over the psychological consequences of abortion.
When medicine reaches a dead end
| 23 April 2010 | FEATURES |
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?
| 25 March 2010 | FEATURES |
Despite efforts to reduce conscience to conditioning, guilt persists, and science is powerless before it.
| 23 March 2010 | FEATURES |
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
Worried parents should think first before exposing otherwise healthy adolescents to potent medications.
Death at Fort Hood
| 19 November 2009 | FEATURES |
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 July 2009 | FEATURES |
Will the new psychiatric bible be a victory for science, or politics?
Mind and soul
| 29 November 2007 | FEATURES |
Psychiatry has typically shunned religion, but a unique forum at one university has them talking to each other - for the sake of the patient.