On Consciousness: Explaining the Brain's Beautiful Illusion

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Our consciousness is a brain-generated neurologic illusion.…

The Yearly event... Dickens’ "Christmas Carole", A Psychiatric primer of Character and Redemption

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  Forty-three years before Freud arrived on the scene…

Why Do We Love Sad Music? Mourning Our Pain

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 As an experiment, my son and I asked the following question…

How Our Genomes Shape Psychiatric Symptoms. The Nature Side of Psychiatry

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  We talk often about the role of genetics in shaping…

A Hit Documentary Exposes Psychiatry's Past Failures

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Stranger Than Fiction The documentary Three Identical…

The Real Story of PTSD

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I was driving in Cambridge in a blinding snow storm on Thanksgiving…

A Psychiatrist’s Elegy for Anthony Bourdain

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“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter…

What do Dreams Mean? Dreams provide a window into our character. An Oldie but Goodie posted anew.

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     “It was gloomy and cloudy. The forest was filled…

The Jane Goodall Documentary. An Open Letter to Brett Morgan

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 I saw your documentary ‘Jane’ last night. You don’t need…