Category Archives: Psychiatry

Is depression just a chemical imbalance?

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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder

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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder

Here are some highlights from this 2007 book: * The book you are about to read is a brilliant tour de force of scholarship and analysis from two of our leading thinkers about psychiatric diagnosis and the nature of mental … Continue reading

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Historicism and Hill Street Blues, Major Depressive Disorder, Afghan Refugees

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NYT: The Psychedelic Revolution Is Coming. Psychiatry May Never Be the Same.

From the New York Times: * Numerous studies have shown that classic psychedelics like LSD and psilocybin are not addictive and cause no organ damage in even high doses. And contrary to popular lore, Ecstasy does not leave holes in … Continue reading

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