The new emphasis on the transformative power of trauma can be a template for false assumptions about the “gift” of suffering and the meaning of recovery.
Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It
A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.
Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.
Why did a seeming rags-to-riches story of a young man’s triumph over poverty and the lure of the streets end so tragically?
Research increasingly shows that screen time is no substitute for old-fashioned human contact.
An investigation of some of history’s most famous creative teams leads to the conclusion that no artist is an island.
Review of The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
A new book investigates the worldview of a range of fanatics who’ve dedicated their lives to holding onto to their antiscientific and antihistorical claims.
The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab IndustryThe authors of a provocative new book argue that, despite its sterling reputation, alcoholics anonymous has one of the worst success rates in all of medicine.
The era of unchallenged male entitlement has come to an end, and many men are mad as hell. A new book provides context to help us deal with this anger in the consulting room.
With his enormous success, Malcolm Gladwell has morphed from a darling underdog to a publishing juggernaut at whom it’s now trendy to sling insults.