Recent Blog Posts

In the brain: the hardware is the software.

A few months ago, I made the somewhat controversial assertion that depression is not a chemical imbalance. In that post, I argued that depression is the result of dysfunctional neural circuitry. I’d like to expand a little more on that idea. (Warning, it’s...

Biology and Psychology

As many of you know, I’ve been busy interviewing for medical residency programs in psychiatry. It’s been wonderful. I love meeting students, residents, and faculty who are passionate about mental health. And the interviews have actually been really fun! I...

Are mental illnesses diseases?

I’ll always remember reading the Amazon reviews for the most recent version of the DSM-5. (For those who don’t know, the DSM-5 the handbook that mental health professionals in the United States use to describe and characterize all forms of mental illnesses.) Not...