On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Arts Club of Washington, docu-mental will host a panel of deans from Georgetown Law, GWU School of Medicine, Washington College of Law, and American University, as well as mental health experts and a special keynote speaker who ap...

Not only can't we "counsel our way out" of the types of mental health stresses college students face, we can't keep up with the demand for better mental health care training for faculty, nor are there enough dollars to hire as many on campus counselors as necessary...

This is the text of my Sept. 23, 2017 acceptance speech given before the Washington Psychiatric Society for their Journalist of the Year award. In it, I ask psychiatrists to be unafraid to name existential crises for what they are and to step up their efforts to he...

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. -- That grumpy grimace is not the face of today's pscyhoanalysis, even if it is the mug of the man who "invented" the notion of using your words as keys to unlock you from your prison of tortuous memory.

Whereas the neurologist Sigmund Freud's no...

Before cancer purloined the moonshot moniker, the National Institutes of Health were engaged in a concerted effort to organize an interdisciplinary approach to explore the interior space known as our brain. They were informally calling it the next moonshot. The bra...

In my career I have reported on occasion how Ritalin and other stimulants can be life- changing in positive ways for children and adults with ADHD.

But I also have to wonder how many "attention deficits" are actually the result of children and the adults they ultima...

Often, persons for whom a first episode of psychosis is impending will begin to have muddled speech, and often what is called in the field, “flat affect”. That's just a schmancy way of saying a person isn’t modulating their speech to reflect and mimic the tone and...

Can you imagine what it might be like to suddenly hear voices telling you to do unspeakable, violent things? Variations on situations like that happen to about 1% of Americans annually, as they  experience first episode psychosis, a form of schizophrenia. That migh...

What is health? How is it defined? These are the questions at the heart of all my work. We need to know the genesis of disease, what we can prevent, what we can change, and what we just have to learn to live with.

To do this, we have to ask the right questions.

W...

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