Other Writing

The Reckoning in Psychiatry over Protracted Antidepressant Withdrawal, Mad in America (October 28, 2020).

How Academic Psychiatry Minimized SSRI Withdrawal, Mad in America (October 15, 2020).

The First Studies of Antidepressant Withdrawal, Mad in America (October 4, 2020).

Medicating Normal: A Film Review, Psychology Today (July 20, 2020).

‘Chemically Imbalanced’: How Americans think about medication and everyday suffering, Psychology Today (June 29, 2020).

Outcome Switching and Withheld Data in COVID-19 Research, Psychology Today (May 19, 2020).

Antidepressants and Online Misinformation, Psychology Today (April 13, 2020).

A Health Crisis and Herd Immunity, Psychology Today (March 19, 2020).

The Push to Rethink Psychiatric Diagnosis, Psychology Today (February 13, 2020).

The Disturbing Rise in Benzodiazepine Prescriptions, Psychology Today (January 23, 2020).

Esketamine and the Search for New Ways to Treat Depression, Psychology Today (December 27, 2019).

The Truth about Medical PR, Psychology Today (November 14, 2019).

Antidepressants and Major Depressive Disorder, Psychology Today (October 7, 2019).

Antidepressant Withdrawal and Scientific Consensus, Psychology Today (August 26, 2019).

The Day My Medical Data Was Hacked, Psychology Today (July 31, 2019).

Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction Recognized as Medical Condition, Psychology Today (June 14, 2019).

Antidepressant Guidelines to Tighten in the UK, Psychology Today (May 31, 2019).

Can a New Medical Device Help Treat ADHD? Psychology Today (April 23, 2019).

On the Biology of Mental Disorders, Psychology Today (March 18, 2019).

Our Psychiatric Future, Psychology Today (February 25, 2019).

Antipsychotics Tied to Higher Risk of Death in Children, Psychology Today (December 28, 2018).

Antidepressant Withdrawal and Patient Safety, Psychology Today (October 15, 2018).

Antidepressant Withdrawal Said to Affect ‘Millions,’ Psychology Today (October 6, 2018).

Digital Health and the Rise of Mental-Health Apps, Psychology Today (August 11, 2018).

As Child Anxiety Rises, Effective Treatment Proves Elusive, Psychology Today (July 14, 2018).

National Well-Being and Rates of Depression, Psychology Today (May 19, 2018).

Analysis Terminable and Postponed, Cultural Critique 98 (2018).

The Wrong Freud, Psychoanalysis and History 20.1 (April 2018).

Flaws in the Algo: How Social Media Fuel Political Extremism, Psychology Today (February 9, 2018).

How ‘Manipulation Armies’ Are Undermining Democracies, Psychology Today (November 18, 2017). Italian translation: “Come gli eserciti della manipolazione stanno minando le democrazie,Psicolinea.it (December 22, 2017).

ADHD Is Now Widely Overdiagnosed and for Multiple Reasons, Psychology Today (October 20, 2017).

The U.S. Is Not Doing Well Socially, Psychology Today (June 24, 2017).

Nationalists take a beating in Britain—and could be in decline here,” Chicago Sun-Times op-ed (June 9, 2017).

The Gene Machine: An Interview with Bonnie Rochman, Psychology Today (May 6, 2017).

Religiosity in the White House,” Huffington Post (March 26, 2017).

Fervor and Fanaticism: The Parallels between Trumpism and Other Mass Movements, Psychology Today (March 12, 2017).

Authoritarianism in America, Psychology Today (February 11, 2017).

The True Mission of Donald Trumps Pastor, The Daily Beast (January 15, 2017).

Post-Election Vertigo, Psychology Today (December 3, 2016).

The Success Gospel of Norman Vincent Peale and Donald Trump, Yale Press Blog (November 23, 2016). Reprinted as “The Religious Nationalism of Donald Trump and Norman Vincent Peale,” Huffington Post (November 23, 2016).

America’s Opioid Epidemic, Psychology Today (October 28, 2016).

Meet the Men Who Taught Donald Trump How to Bully, TIME magazine (October 12, 2016).

How We Became ADHD Nation, Psychology Today (September 30, 2016).

Neuroscience Research Faulted for Widespread Inaccuracies, Psychology Today (September 9, 2016).

Children and Antidepressants: The Question of Harm, Psychology Today (June 30, 2016).

Why Is Mental Health So Difficult to Define?, Psychology Today (June 5, 2016).

The Effort to Rid TV of Pharma Ads, Psychology Today (May 15, 2016).

How Outcome Switching is Corrupting Medical Research, Psychology Today (April 30, 2016).

Life Satisfaction and the Well-Being Gap, Psychology Today (April 10, 2016).

The Stress of Discrimination in the U.S., Psychology Today (March 11, 2016).

Adderall Misuse Is Rising Among Young Adults, Psychology Today (February 26, 2016).

Psychiatry’s Many Conflicts of Interest, Psychology Today (February 13, 2016).

The Problem with Heroizing Robert Spitzer, Psychology Today (January 22, 2016).

The Biological Citizen: Neuropolitics as Aim and Danger, Psychology Today (November 13, 2015). Reprinted as The Biological Citizen: How Neuropolitics is Growing as an Aim and Threat, Huffington Post (November 13, 2015). Portuguese translation:O Cidadão biológico: Neuropolítica como alvo e perigo, O Psicologista (Brazil; November 13, 2015). Italian translation: “Il cittadino biologico: neuropolitica come aspirazione e pericolo,Psicolinea.it (January 13, 2016).

Listening to Placebo, Especially in the U.S., Psychology Today (October 23, 2015).

The Marketing of an Antipsychotic,Psychology Today (October 5, 2015). Reprinted as Big Pharma’s Defeat Devices,Huffington Post (October 5, 2015).

The Truth about Study 329, Psychology Today (September 16, 2015).

A Dramatic Rise in ADHD Diagnoses,Psychology Today (September 6, 2015).

Breaking Up with Ones Meds,Psychology Today (July 31, 2015).

The FDA, the DSM, Gender Equality, and Female Viagra,Psychology Today (June 8, 2015).

An Epidemic of Questionable Care,Psychology Today (May 12, 2015).

Faulty Reporting on ADHD,Psychology Today (April 11, 2015).

Side Effects’ Turns a Million: Thanks to all my readers,Psychology Today (March 1, 2015).

New DSM-5 Disorder Spurs FDA Drug Approval, Expanded Market,Psychology Today (February 14, 2015).

Personalized Genomics, Data-Hoarding, and Drug Companies,Psychology Today (January 14, 2015).

Tackling Childhood Obesity: What Works, What Doesnt,Psychology Today (November 10, 2014).

Ebola, a Promising Serum, and Kent Brantly’s Recovery,Psychology Today (August 212014).

The Business of Medicalizing Infancy,Psychology Today (June 4, 2014). Italian translation: Il business della medicalizzazione dell’infanzia, Psicolinea.it(June 13, 2014).

The Hidden Dangers of Benzodiazepines,Psychology Today (May 22, 2014).

Higher Penalties for Big Pharma: Data Destruction Alleged,Psychology Today (April 13, 2014).

Income Inequality Is Making Americans Sick,Psychology Today (February 21, 2014).

The Mathematics of Happiness Turns Out to Be a Fraud. An Academic Scandal Embroils American Psychologist,Psychology Today (January 22, 2014).

The OECD Warns on Antidepressant Overprescribing,Psychology Today (November 22, 2013).

Crazy Like Us: How the U.S. Exports Its Models of Illness,” Psychology Today (October 9, 2013). Italian translation: Pazzi come noi: come gli statunitensi esportano il proprio modello di malattia, Psicolinea.it (October 18, 2013).

Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulating: DSM-5 and American Life,” Psychology Today (July 25, 2013).

The Push for More Accountability,” Psychology Today (July 1, 2013).

How Shyness Became an Illness and Other Cautionary Tales about the DSM, in Krankheitskonstruktionen und Krankheitstreiberei: Die Renaissance der Soziologischen Psychiatriekritik, ed. Dellwing and Harbusch (Berlin, 2013).

Should Lack of Lust Be a Psychiatric Condition?Psychology Today (May 26, 2013).

Five New Mental Disorders You Could Have Under DSM-5” (#4: Somatic Symptom Disorder), The Conversation (UK; May 20, 2013).

The Distortion of Grief,Project Syndicate (May 14, 2013).

The NIMH Withdraws Support for DSM-5,” Psychology Today (May 4, 2013).

A More Transparent Future,” Psychology Today (April 6, 2013).

Trace Elements of Psychiatric Drugs Alter Fish Behavior,” Psychology Today (February19, 2013).

DSM-5 Has Gone to Press Containing a Major Scientific Gaffe,” Psychology Today (February 8, 2013).

Republican Freethought,” Huffington Post (January 25, 2013).

‘Low T’: The Latest Ad Campaign Targeting Men,Psychology Today (January 12, 2013).

DSM-5, A Disaster for Childhood Diagnoses,” Psychology Today (December 2, 2012).

The DSM-5 Field Trials’ Decidedly Mixed Results,” Psychology Today (November 11, 2012).

“‘Young Earth’ Baloney on the House Science Committee,” Huffington Post (October 10, 2012).

The Tranquilizer Trap,” Psychology Today (October 3, 2012).

Anti-DSM Sentiment Rises in France,” Psychology Today (September 28, 2012).

When Drug Treatments Fail,Psychology Today (September 23, 2012).

Are We Really That Anxious? Psychology Today (August 17, 2012).

The Creative Power of Doubt, Psychology Today (July 11, 2012).

How Can Religious Cultures Become Less Fundamentalist? Huffington Post (June 21, 2012).

Naming an Ailment: The Case of Social Anxiety Disorder, Psychology Today (June 11, 2012).

Biblical Homophobia and Christian Pastors, Huffington Post (May 23, 2012).

The Regrettable History of the DSM, Psychology Today (May 14, 2012).

Faith According to the Bible(s), Huffington Post (May 11, 2012).

American Sex and American Psychiatry, Psychology Today (May 1, 2012).

Biblical Literalism, Secularism, and American Politics, Huffington Post (April 18, 2012).

Is Psychiatric Accuracy a Challenge? Psychology Today (April 9, 2012).

Evolution Before Darwin, Huffington Post (March 27, 2012). Italian translation: L’evoluzione prima di Darwin, Psicolinea.it (May 22, 2012).

What’s Wrong with Modern Psychiatry? Psychology Today (March 8, 2012).

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere, Huffington Post (March 5, 2012).

Good Grief: The APA Plans to Give the Bereaved Two Weeks to Conclude Their Mourning,” Psychology Today (February 11, 2012).

Two Ways of Thinking about Agnosticism: Hitchens vs. Dawkins, Huffington Post (January 31, 2012).

Panic Disorder in the Age of Anxiety, Psychology Today (January 19, 2012).

Debates About Agnosticism Are as Old as the Concept Itself, Huffington Post (December 21, 2011).

“‘Shame and Sex Addiction [film review],” Psychology Today (December 6, 2011).

Doing Justice to Agnosticism,” Huffington Post (December 3, 2011).

Christian Opposition to Darwinism Is Neither Inevitable Nor Universal,” Huffington Post (November 13, 2011).

The American Psychiatric Association’s Trial Balloons, Psychology Today (November 12, 2011).

Saving Psychiatry from Itself: The DSM-5 Controversy Heats Up Again, Psychology Today (October 31, 2011).

Christian Darwinism,” Yale Press Log (October 19, 2011).

Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome, Psychology Today (July 17, 2011).

Fighting Cancer with Science and Nature,Psychology Today (July 10, 2011).

The Illusions of American Psychiatry,Psychology Today (June 21, 2011).

The Benefit of Doubt,” The New Humanist (May-June 2011). Reprinting When Doubt Became Mainstream, Chronicle Review (March 20, 2011).

Preaching Doomsday: Living in the End Times,Psychology Today (May 13, 2011).

Doubt, Dogma, and the Sunday Law,” Yale Book News (April 13, 2011).

Intervention de Christopher Lane pour la cérémonie de remise du Prix Prescrire 2010,” Prescrire (octobre 7, 2010). In French.

Discurso de aceptación del Premio Prescrire 2010 (escritura médica, Francia). In Spanish.

Why Using Meds for ‘Neuroenhancement’ Is a Scary Thought, Phi Kappa Phi Forum (Fall 2010).

Medicating Children: Why Controversy Still Flares over ‘Early Detection,‘” Psychology Today (September 2, 2010).

Bitterness, Compulsive Shopping, and Internet Addiction: The Diagnostic Madness of DSM-V,Slate (July 24, 2009).

Pharma’s Misguided TV Pitches, Los Angeles Times, op ed (July 22, 2009). Reprinted: Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun, and Chicago Tribune Online.

The Latest Personality Disorder? Psychology Today (March 30, 2009).

Should Overuse of the Internet Become a Mental Disorder? Psychology Today (March 24, 2009).

The Surprising History of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder, Theory and Psychology (February 2009).

Wrangling over Psychiatry’s Bible, Los Angeles Times, op ed (November 16, 2008). Reprinted: San José Mercury News, The North Jersey, Minneapolis Star Tribune. Commentary: Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Translated into Spanish for the Electroneurobiology Journal (Argentina).

On Literalism, International Literary Quarterly (November 2008).

All Alone: Two Books on Loneliness, New York Sun (September 30, 2008).

Cinco heróis tímidos da literatura, Folha de São Paulo (July 20, 2008; in Portuguese). Subscription required.

Shyness or Social Anxiety? Boston Globe, op ed (June 11, 2008). Reprinted: New York Times; International Herald Tribune.

Addicted to Addiction (June 1, 2008).

Are We Really That Ill? New York Sun and Project Syndicate op ed (March 26, 2008). Translated into Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Reprinted in the Taipei Times; Korea Herald; South China Morning Post; Shanghai Daily; The Straits Times (Singapore); The Press and The Timaru Herald (New Zealand); Burma Digest (Myanmar); Brunei Times; The Bahrain Tribune; The Jordan Times; Al Raya (Qatar); The Turkish Weekly (Ankara); L’Orient—Le Jour (Lebanon); Daily News (Egypt); Lidove Noviny (Czech Republic); Koha Ditore (Kosovo); Het Financieele Dagblad (Netherlands);The Scotsman; Bellaciao (France); Standard Times (Sierra Leone); Les Echos (Mali); El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua); Stabroek News (Guyana); and Clarin, El Psitio, and the Electroneurobiology Journal (all in Argentina). Reprinted also in Psicoanálisis y el hospital (Buenos Aires: Ediciones del Seminario, 2008).

Prozac Nation, Prozac Violence? Furious Seasons (March 1, 2008).

Shy? Or Something More Serious? Washington Post, op ed (November 6, 2007).

Bashful No More, Wall Street Journal Online, book excerpt (November 3, 2007).

Psychiatrists and Drug Companies Are Thoroughly Redefining Normal Behaviour,” Battles in Print (London: Institute of Ideas, 2007).

Shy on Drugs, New York Times, op ed (September 21, 2007). Reprinted: International Herald Tribune.

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