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Why Psychiatry Needs Neuroscience

Originally published on Scientific American’s Blog on April 25, 2017. In April, JAMA Psychiatry published a groundbreaking addition to its lineup: an educational review intended to educate psychiatrists about neuroscience. A group of psychiatrists led by David...

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The Rise of Evidence-Based Psychiatry

Originally published on Scientific American’s Guest Blog on February 28, 2017. On January 2, 1979, Dr. Rafael Osheroff was admitted to Chestnut Lodge, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Maryland. Osheroff had a bustling nephrology practice....

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Brains on Trial

A close brush with jury duty led me to ponder what happens when the legal concept of guilt runs up against scientific notions of responsibility and free will (Originally posted on blogs.ScientificAmerican.com on March 23, 2016) It’s unnerving when...

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