August 2-8

The week's must-reads about bipolar disorder, the right doctor, suicide, and more.

Is This the Worst Time Ever to Have a Severe Mental Illness?

By Allen J Frances M.D.
Yes in the United States. No in most of the developed world.

Suicide Is Not Caused by a Gene Defect

By Robert Berezin M.D.
Part 2 of the Enough is Enough series

Is Being Vegan Feminized?

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D.
Outdated ideas about gender may affect our health.

Realistic Expectations for Bipolar Disorder

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Appropriate expectations for bipolar college students

The Danger of Back to School

By Peter Gray Ph.D.
Children’s Mental Health Crises Plummet in Summer and Rise in the School Year

Why People Avoid the DTR Talk, Part 1

By Scott M. Stanley Ph.D.
Sometimes we push to define things too soon. Sometimes we don't want to know.

McDonald's and Culture

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D.
Have a Hamburger in Hamburg, or coffee in Köln.

Looking for the Right Doctor? Pick a Babysitter

By Peter Edelstein M.D.
Finding the best physician partners is critical, so own the process.