An experiment to see if nurture could overcome nature did not end well.
Although police seized the perpetrator's shotgun when he was deemed suicidal, he was never identified as a potential murderer.
From "power poses" to the self-esteem movement to implicit bias tests, we want to believe one small tweak will solve our problems, says Jesse Singal.
Both advocates and skeptics of the copycat theory recommend self-restraint by the news media.
From "power poses" to the self-esteem movement to implicit bias tests, Americans are suckers for bad ideas from psychologists.
Psychiatrist Sally Satel on her eye-opening year at a clinic in Ironton, Ohio
The practice evades constitutional constraints by casting punishment and preventive detention as treatment.
His new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, is a provocative manifesto for legalizing all drugs.
Treating Lin Wood's Wild Conspiracy Theories As a Psychiatric Symptom Invites Him to Play Free Speech Martyr
The State Bar of Georgia is demanding that the pro-Trump lawyer undergo a mental health evaluation.
"It's like taking a chemical helicopter ride above my life," says psychotherapist Charles Wininger. "Then I can come back down and rededicate myself to the way I want to be living."
A 71-year-old therapist comes out of the "chemical closet" to promote MDMA as a means of self-discovery
The story of why pain relievers took root in Appalachia begins decades before the introduction of OxyContin.
"I hope my case can start removing senseless boundaries to teletherapy," said Brokamp, who is suing in federal court on First Amendment grounds.
People who suffer from a "tendency for interpersonal victimhood" present themselves as weak, hurt, and vengeful.
A court split between Florida and California may mean an eventual Supreme Court decision.
Republicans have seized on the dubious claims of a psychologist who thinks Big Tech is shifting millions of votes to the left.
The author of the new book Transcend updates Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs for an era of pandemics, racial strife, and extreme polarization.
In new studies, many people "reported that morally good beliefs require less evidence to be justified, and that, in some circumstances, a morally good belief can be justified even in the absence of sufficient evidence."
Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Manipulators Are More Likely To Engage in 'Virtuous Victim Signaling,' Says Study
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For half a century, Grinspoon tirelessly advocated a more rational and tolerant approach to marijuana and other psychoactive substances.
Rick Doblin, a leading force in America's psychedelic renaissance, imagines a world of "mass mental health" facilitated by formerly demonized drugs.
It’s a new era of digital therapeutics—and a reminder of how burdensome the federal regulatory process is.
We need to remove all the ways that government deters people from seeking treatment.
No amount of psychoanalyzing can disguise the grim choice facing voters this fall.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is making MDMA and other drugs medically legitimate and socially acceptable.
"We are far more resilient than we give each other credit for."
Kansas “will not wholly exonerate a defendant on the ground that his illness prevented him from recognizing his criminal act as morally wrong.”
Virginia Is About To Require a Government License for 'Art Therapy,' Because Glue and Scissors Are 'Potentially' Dangerous
The real motive for laws like this has nothing to do with scissors and glue. It's all about protectionism.
Psychiatric Hospitals Can Still Force Patients to Accept Shock Treatment. One Connecticut Patient Has Been Shocked 500 Times in Five Years.
Despite concerns about efficacy and side effects, courts are slow to act on behalf of patients who don’t want the treatment.
By complaining to Yale about Bandy Lee's violation of the Goldwater Rule, Dershowitz lets her portray herself as a brave dissident.
John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister want to defeat The Power of Bad.
Human beings are designed to remember trauma more than joy, bad times more than good ones. But John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister have good news on the despair front.
Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence
The program would try to develop a surveillance system based on predictive tests that don't exist.
"The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact," the senator says, while glossing over the due process issues raised by gun confiscation orders.
The Puzzle of Identifying Future Mass Murderers Cannot Be Solved by Psychiatry, Background Checks, or Red Flag Laws
If "the notion that we can identify mass killers before they act" is a "fiction," the conventional policy responses to mass shootings are unlikely to be effective.
The media are misreporting this one wildly.
To Stop Mass Shooters, Trump Says, We Should Make Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Easier. No, We Shouldn't.
Because psychiatrists are terrible at predicting violent behavior, the wider net would catch lots of harmless people.
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A new study of wrongful convictions shows the problem goes beyond misconduct by police and prosecutors.
A scientific consensus has emerged that trigger warnings just don't work—and student activists should stop demanding them.
A new book offers an answer to the nature/nurture debate.
Articles complaining "there is too much stuff" may be the one thing of which we have too many.
Maybe people are just playing to escape all the Brexit news?
George Conway's Spat With Donald Trump Illustrates Psychiatry's Pernicious Influence on the Debate About the President's Fitness
Is Trump suffering from "narcissistic personality disorder"?