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Sally Satel, M.D.
How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine
About the Author
Medicine and Psychiatry
Tobacco Harm Reduction
Testimony and Related Commentary
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
Sane Mental Health Laws? Don’t hold your breath. Federal “advocates” are standing in the way of reform.
The Trouble with Traumatology
First, Do Harm
Measuring the Psychic Pain of War
Stressed Out Vets: Believing the worst about post-traumatic stress disorder.
A Statement of Madness
For Some, The War Is Never Over
For Some, the War Won’t End
Defining Down Mental Illness
Saving Our Vets Once They’re Home: The right kind of mental health treatment is vital.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Issues and Controversies
The Children of Ground Zero,
Brain-based leniency would give teen killers a pass
The Therapy Reflex
Returning From Iraq, Still Fighting Vietnam
Out of the Asylum, Into The Cell
Mind Games: The Senate’s mental health parity bill is ill-conceived.
Commission’s Omission: The president’s mental-health commission in denial.
The Trauma Society
Talk About Trauma!
Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?
New Yorkers Don’t Need Therapy
Manager’s Journal: Good Grief: Don’t Get Taken by the Trauma Industry