Psychiatry

Can Science Offer New Answers to Mental Illness?
August 15, 2014

No matter how much progress we make, mental illness is still largely a medical mystery.

'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries
The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English soldiers and poets
August 01, 2014

The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English poets.

Is "Sensory Processing Disorder" a Real Medical Condition?
Thousands of parents say it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.
June 24, 2014

Tens of thousands of parents believe it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.

What Should We Call Depression?
A bold proposal by one of our best historians of psychiatry for how to make sense of the puzzling disease
May 27, 2013

The different forms of depression have been hard to keep straight for centuries. One of our best historians of psychiatry has a bold proposal for making sense of the disease.

Discovery
May 12, 2013

Right from the start of his career, it was clear that Terrence Malick was out to challenge the conventions of the art to which he was dedicating himself. Even that first film, Badlands, showed some unconventional ideas about time.

The Pernicious Politics of the DSM-V
A brilliant look at the medicalization of misery
May 08, 2013

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is flawed, unscientific, and biased. And it's all we've got.