Mental Health Screening Wouldn't Have Saved Germanwings 9525

Screening must balance concerns of rare high-risk cases versus the vast majority of functional people with mental illness trying to overcome stigma and judgment

Should Health Care Providers Joke About Patients?

Medical Gallows Humor can help providers cope, but at what cost to the care provider-patient relationship?

Freud's Office: The Birth of Modern Thought

Freud's office was the site of a deceptively quiet revolution: Can his ideas still save modern society?

A Tale of Three Psychopaths: A Decade Later

Three films in 2005, Lord of War, Match Point, and Capote came out within months of each other and were character studies of American-style sociopathy, the blind hunger to conquer and the emptiness within. They were eerily prescient of the tone of the decade to follow, economic crashes, social media wars, and more.
When Parents Forget to Be Partners

When Parents Forget to Be Partners

Sometimes after baby is born, the parents forget about their first love: each other. A happier couple will mean a happier family. Jill Caryl Weiner's memory book for families "When We Became Three" can help.
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Soylent Bad: America's Toxic Relationship With Food

The Soylent trend represents the worst in American food culture: the tendency to disregard the simple joys of natural culinary delights and sensual living for a bottom-line, work and efficiency-driven lifestyle. Eating should be about pleasure, mindfulness and relationships, not about concerns over wasting time.

Troll Wars and Narcissistic Rage

With the recent Gamergate and Kathleen Hale controversies and more, the toxicity of online trolling is coming into prominence. There are effective ways to avoid the trap of getting sucked into internet troll wars, by examining your own narcissistic vulnerabilities.

The Use of Voice in Therapy

Finding my voice was the key to becoming a good therapist.

Wonder Woman: Why Role Models Matter to Young Girls

Positive media role models can make a big impact on young girls. Wonder Woman taught me confidence and strength and that black hair is beautiful.

Why He Hits: The Psychology of an Abuser

What can we understand about the dark motivations of a violent abuser? Can we use this knowledge to help stop domestic violence?

Don't Blame Plagiarism on Mental Illness

Plagiarism is a volitional behavior, separate from primary mental illness.