Published May 22, 2013
With the recent release of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), leading experts in medicine are agreeing with what I have opined for years: The manual fails to accurately describe and classify psychiatric illness.
Published May 14, 2013
What could possibly have lurked inside the mind of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell?
Published May 10, 2013
Cleveland's Ariel Castro, the man who allegedly created a "house of horrors" after kidnapping three women, was not born a predator. He became one.
Published May 07, 2013
The three women who were found in Cleveland, Ohio after a decade spent in captivity will now begin journeys back to normal lives. These women may come to look healthy, but the road back to well-being will almost certainly be harrowing and may never end.
Published May 03, 2013
Why did friends and neighbors who recognized the Tsarnaev brothers fail to pick up the phone and turn them in?
Published May 02, 2013
A new, riveting study from the University of Chicago, published in JAMA Psychiatry, has shown that people with psychopathy—who lack empathy, are likely to engage in criminal behavior and who are much more likely to be violent—have abnormal brain function
Published April 30, 2013
No rational adherent to a faith or movement would believe that blowing up people in a road race like the Boston Marathon is likely to bring about any real goal.
Published April 22, 2013
As law enforcement searched for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect last week, why didn't police say, "if you have a licensed firearm, make sure it is within reach, that it is loaded and that your family members are nearby."
Published April 18, 2013
How do people go on, waking up one day, with concerns as beautifully and poetically mundane as getting the grocery shopping done or the kids off to school, then ending the day with a lost limb or a lost loved one? After the medical healing is done, how is the psyche restored?
Published April 16, 2013
The bombings mean that any street corner, in any American City, is vulnerable -- that terror need not come from the sky, nor target iconic skyscrapers and national landmarks.