Below are columns I’ve written for Scientific American on theories of and therapies for mental illness. Please let me know about missing stories, broken links or other problems. See also my books Mind-Body Problems and The Undiscovered Mind. –John Horgan
Why We're Still Fighting over Freud
Why B.F. Skinner, Like Freud, Isn’t Dead
Are Psychiatric Medications Making Us Sicker?
Psychiatrists Must Face Possibility That Medications Hurt More Than They Help
Return of Electro-cures Exposes Psychiatry’s Weakness
Why “Color Cures” for Mental Illness Endure
Are Antidepressants Just Placebos with Side Effects?
Did Antidepressant Play a Role in Navy Yard Massacre?
Psychiatrists, Instead of Being Embarrassed by Placebo Effect, Should Embrace It
RxISK Database Reports Side Effects, Including Violence, Unreported by Pharma Firms
Why Screening Teens for Mental Illness Is a Terrible Idea
What 60 Minutes Gets Wrong in Report on Mental Illness and Violence
Cybertherapy, placebos and the dodo effect: Why psychotherapies never get better
Bipolar Writer Comments on Debate Over “Crisis in Psychiatry”
Programs for Troubled Vets Don’t Work, So How About Ending War?
Beware the Military-Psychological Complex
Neuroscientists Don’t Believe in Souls—But That Doesn’t Mean They Can’t Sell Theirs
Cypher's Choice: Painful Reality or Pleasant Delusion?
Should Reality Make Us Glad or Sad?
Alcoholics Anonymous Ain’t Perfect, But At Least It’s Free
A Former Java Junkie Ponders Coffee's Upside