mental illness

The Arizona rampage: Analyzing the analyzers

by Karen Franklin, Ph.D After every high-profile crime, experts charge out of their corners with their pet solutions: Restrict high-capacity gun magazines. Increase mental health services. Revise school or workplace procedures. Conservative media psychiatrist Sally Satel is even using the Arizona tragedy as a platform for laws requiring schools and…

Can You Be Psychologically Healthy In Today’s World?

by Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. The aftermath of the Tucson shootings is likely to spawn new discussion about serious mental illness and its legal implications. Coincidentally, the mental health establishment has been debating what to include or exclude as a mental and emotional disorder, for the forthcoming revision of the Diagnostic…