Hearing Voices: Eavesdropping on Our Inner Conversations
The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves Making sense of the particular internal mix of words, conversation, music, and images that natter away at us nonstop.
What Neuroscience is Showing Us
By Diane Cole - Using a broad swath of scientific, psychological, and medical evidence about brain function, Shane O'Mara, a professor of experimental brain research, delves into—and disproves—popular misconceptions about the brain under stress, memory, and the psychological state of torturers.
When the Rules Change: Learning to Learn from Your Children
There’s a crucial point in the parenting life cycle that’s not often discussed in the literature.
Mistaken Identity? A Daughter Reflects on Her Father's Decision to Change Gender
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Susan Faludi explores the story of how the despotic father who’d once ruled her terrified family underwent sex reassignment surgery late in life.
A Personal Story Excerpt from Our Latest Issue
By Diane Cole - An OCD sufferer describes the frustrating stops and starts and misdirections of her circuitous search for help in escaping the maze of her family of origin and the deep-seated tropes in her own brain.
A Therapeutic Odyssey
An OCD sufferer describes the frustrating stops and starts and misdirections of her circuitous search for help in escaping the maze of her family of origin and the deep-seated tropes in her own brain.
Have SSRIs Gotten a Bad Rep? The Author of "Listening to Prozac" Thinks So
Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
In his latest book, Peter Kramer argues that medications represent the best, most effective tool for fighting the bleakness of depression.
Who’s the Grown-Up Here?: Helping parents abandon the “buddy” system
In The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, family physician and psychologist Leonard Sax insists that too many parents these days misunderstand the role they should play in their children’s lives.
Who Do You Trust?: Revisiting the McMartin Preschool Case
Review of We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s
and The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children
Sometimes it can be easier to argue about witch-hunts than risk confronting the dark, unsavory reality of child abuse.
A Review of Jim Rendon's Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth
In Jim Rendon’s new book, Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth, he challenges an all-too-common stereotype: that most trauma survivors remain forever stuck in place, embittered, broken in core ways. As psychotherapists know, the emotional (and sometimes physical) damage may sometimes be so vast and entrenched that repair comes slowly, if at all. But as therapists also know, this isn’t always the case. Many trauma victims have managed to make life go on---and even thrive.