What Is PTSD…And Who Is It For?

The light went on in my head during a debate over PTSD nomenclature last year. Then-president of the American Psychiatric Association, John Oldham, was chairing...

Viewpoint: Stop Critiquing the DSM 5

The manual still has merit—but the APA needs to do a better job explaining how DSM 5 captures key facts about human suffering.

The Denial of Mental Illness is Alive and Well

Earlier this week, I had dinner with a recently retired lawyer who has spent the past 40-odd years working to protect the rights of people with mental...

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