Sally Satel

Are You Dead Yet?

In The Undead, Dick Teresi abdicates his role as an objective narrator. He accuses the medical profession of sloppiness in the way it determines death

READ MORE >>

Ordering Disorder

Where does psychological health end and mental illness begin? This is the question that Richard J. McNally, a Harvard psychologist, asks in his new bo

READ MORE >>

Drugs and Money

As any faithful reader of the New York Times knows, the medical profession has suffered some serious self-inflicted wounds: high-profile physicians po

READ MORE >>

One of the major empirical contributions of Heymans’s book is the fact that cessation of drugs and alcohol is the rule, not the exception. This is not

READ MORE >>

Addiction: A Disorder of Choice is an invaluable tutorial in how to think about drug addiction. Moreover, this methodical, clear, and concise book is

READ MORE >>

The matter of ethical expertise—what it looks like, who can claim it—is a profound one. Bioethics’ place in the academy, in the clinical realm, and in

READ MORE >>

Science and Sorrow

The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder By Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield (Oxford University Press, 287 pp., $29.95) I. In the early 1970s, annual meetings of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) were home to angry showdowns between the gay rights lobby and organized psychiatry. Activists picketed convention sites, shouted down speakers, and waged ad hominem attacks on psychiatrists who sincerely believed that homosexuality was a sickness.

READ MORE >>

SHARE HIGHLIGHT

0 CHARACTERS SELECTED

TWEET THIS

POST TO TUMBLR