What if Van Gogh had taken medication for his mental illness? Would the world have been deprived of a great artist?
Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression.
The success of Prozac says that today's high-tech capitalism values a very different temperament. Confidence, flexibility, quickness, and energy - the positive aspects of hyperthymia - are at a premium.
I do not like to see men walk away from women in late middle age.
Part of the impetus for my writing is the pain I've seen my friends experience both in their marriage and in their dreams.
When a psychiatrist writes a bestseller, he is then urged to write a book of advice. But I think our culture's awash in advice. The problem is we don't know whether it applies to us or whether we're an exception.