Guns, the American rage culture, and refusal to take mental health issues seriously

By: Saturday December 15, 2012 6:23 am

I hope that there is a fruitful discussion about how families and elected officials can focus on identifying and treating mental illness as a priority while we deal with the inevitable calls for more gun regulation on one side and guns in every hand on the other in the wake of yet another tragic violent [...]

Still Living With Mental Illness

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 6:59 pm

In December of 2009 I “came out of the closet” as having a mental illness. I have a bipolar condition that Dr. Hagop S. Akiskal, the psychiatrist who developed the bipolar spectrum and who was a few years ago also one of my diagnosing psychiatrists, describes as bipolar type II ½. Some others in the [...]

Thoughts about the NYT’s ‘Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?’

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 4:53 am

When I read Jennifer Kahn’s well-written, draining piece in the NYT about the plight of a family whose child is exhibiting all the signs of a sociopath at the tender age of 9, all sorts of questions ran through my mind. Science often just uncovers the tip of the iceberg when it comes to mental illness/conditions [...]

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