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Sally Satel, M.D.
How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine
About the Author
Medicine and Psychiatry
Tobacco Harm Reduction
Why so many missed warning signs in the Florida shooting?
Does It Take a Shrink to Evaluate Trump?
Why I Admire Anthony Weiner
Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern?
Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern? (Unabridged version)
Organs for the Mentally Disabled
Her damaged brain forgot new experiences but she still improved on the viola
Use disabilities law to avoid violent confrontations with mentally disabled people
Advocacy From the Edge: Carrie Fisher spent decades advocating for mental health treatment and against stigma. Here’s how we should honor her.
It’s OK to Speculate About Trump’s Mental Health
The Ritalin Generation
Mental Health Reform Desperately Needed To Pass House And Senate
Is addiction a brain disease?
When our reason is hijacked by an uncontrollable urge
A Prescription for Mental-Health Policy
You Won’t Believe The Government Is Supporting This Crackpot Mental Health Therapy
What Government Researchers Get Wrong About Addiction
Exploring the mind’s power over the body
How Bad Can a Federal Agency Be?
Diagnosing the urge to run for office
Neurocentrism: Implications for Psychotherapy Practice and Research
Kicking the Habit: If addiction is a brain disease, addicts are mad, sick and defective. If it’s a failure of will, users are bad, immoral and weak.
Fixing America’s Mental-Health System
The adolescent brain defense: The Tsarnaev death sentence and beyond
Neuro-expert testifies for Tsarnaev
The ‘immature teen brain’ defense and the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial
Addiction and the brain-disease fallacy
The enigma of survival: How does one tell the untraumatized majority about the conditions that constitute the underworld of trauma?
Don’t Execute Schizophrenic Killers
Delivering Services to Individuals With Severe Mental Illness: SAMHSA Falls Short
Veterans Affairs Needs to Get a Clue About PTSD Treatment
Can Therapists Prevent Violence?
Wall Street Is Not a Death Trap
A Law to Fix Mental-Health Care
We Have the Tools to Prevent Another Shooting Spree
Can brain scans explain crime?
Distinguishing Brain From Mind
A PTSD Knighthood, and Narrative
Enforce the Laws, Don’t Add to Them
The Wrong Way to Help Veterans
PTSD’s Diagnostic Trap
Time to mandate reporting of mental health concerns
Dealing With Mental Disorders on Campus: Involuntary Treatment Laws
The Battle Over Battle Fatigue
Singing the Brain Disease Blues
Expel Students Who Might Kill Themselves?
When Altruism Isn’t Enough
To Fight Stigmas, Start With Treatment
It’s All in Your Head
A Helping Hand for Vets