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Psychiatry news and analysis from The Nation
January 25, 2021
The Problem With Mental Health Awareness
Billboards and hashtags won’t fix America’s mental health crises.
October 10, 2018
Finding Sanctuary in Norway
Dr. Jone Schanche Olsen is helping refugees with PTSD, depression, and anxiety conquer their fears amid growing xenophobia in northern Europe.
Ross Kenneth Urken
February 21, 2018
We Need to Address the Mental-Health-Care Imbalance for Students of Color
Campus mental-health care is already inaccessible and often not attuned to students’ needs—add to that systemic oppression, and feeling better seems impossible.
February 3, 2017
Donald Trump’s Power Is Scary, Not His Mental Health
Psychiatrists are speaking out to warn of the dangers of Trump’s instability, but politicizing mental health is a mistake.
November 2, 2016
Why did one of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers fade from significance?
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August 16, 2016
If You Want to Know the Truth About the Criminal-Justice System, Talk to This Private Investigator
In this age of racial profiling, mandatory sentencing, and execution-by-cop, defending people is nearly impossible.
October 15, 2015
It’s Science: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Make America a Happier Place
The American Psychological Association is marshaling research that shows alleviating poverty improves mental health.
May 6, 2015
May 6, 1856: Sigmund Freud Is Born
“One cannot close this book without a sense of depression,”
’s reviewer said of Freud’s
The Interpretation of Dreams
July 2, 2014
The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal
Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.
August 7, 2012
Medical Research Fraud: Professors Go Unpunished in Glaxo $3 Billion Guilty Plea Over Paxil
Twenty-two “authors” of a fradulent article ghost-written by Glaxo won't feel the heat.