When Doctors Diagnose Danger
It might seem like a no-brainer to inform the authorities and potential victims if a patient threatens violence, but it's not that simple
Smoking Is Way Down in the U.S., but Not for People with Mental Illness
That’s one reason they tend to suffer from poorer health and die younger
Take 2 Hikes and Call Me in the Morning
Some doctors are prescribing a walk in the park as good medicine for not just physical, but also mental health
Suicide Is Much Too Common among U.S. Physicians
It’s the second-leading cause of death for residents—and the leading cause for male residents
Mental Health in Outer Space
NASA says there have been no behavioral emergencies on U.S. space flights—yet
Should Doctors Have Beards?
The hygiene of facial hair in health care is a controversy that dates back at least to the 1800s
Doctors Are Speaking Out against Trump
Physicians must walk a careful line between medical practice and political activism, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t stand up for their beliefs
How Community Mental Health Care Can Make a Major Difference
The deinstitutionalization of people with mental illness restored their rights, but caused plenty of problems as well
Guns and Tasers Have No Place in Hospitals
Tasers and guns issued to security guards do more harm than good
How Do You Distinguish between Religious Fervor and Mental Illness?
It's not meant as insult to believers; the two states of mind can share many similar characteristics
Mental Illness on the Silver Screen
We see plenty of damaging and misleading stereotypes—but some films foster empathy toward people who are suffering
Stopping Suicides on Campus
College is often billed as the best four years of your life, but for many students this couldn’t be further from the truth
Mental Illness in a Test Tube
As psychiatric disorders become attributable to specific, testable causes, will psychiatry become obsolete?
Maybe We Should Call Psychiatry Something Else
Research shows that changing the name could help reduce the stigma of mental illness
Deadly Weapons Have No Place in Hospitals
Hospitals are arming security officers with guns and Tasers—but the medical community is speaking out against the militarization of patient care
Why Psychiatrists Don't Share Personal Information with Patients
We're taught to be like blank slates—but at what cost?
A Doctor's Take on Pot
We rarely worry about marijuana. So why is it still a Schedule I drug?
Can Psychiatry Turn Itself around?
The public is deeply skeptical about the profession—but given the problems of addiction, depression and other forms of mental illness, we need it more than ever
The Human Side of Medical "Match Day"
Every year graduating med students leave their futures up to an algorithm—so what happens afterwards?