Published Articles

  • Brave New World Has Found Our Children
    More children are being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a chronic psychotic mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings between depression and mania. Seeing the problem as a genetic, biologically-based brain disorder, these biological psychiatrists advocate identifying bipolar kids early and aggressively treating them with drugs.  read more >>>
  • N.H. Needs to Spend More on Autism
    Since around 1990, autism has surged from the rare to the almost common. What's fueling the increase? While this and other aspects of autism are debated, one point is not: the earlier the child starts treatment, the more progress he makes and the more likely it is that he will rejoin his peers in school and play.    read more >>>
  • Second Thoughts on Autism
    Autism confounds us. New Hampshire has failed to proactively address the public health crisis of autism and fund intensive early treatment.  There's more to the story.  read more >>>
  • The Difficult Progress of a New Idea

    On October 5th, 2011, over 150 people gathered in Carpenter Hall at Dartmouth College to hear Robert Whitaker give a riveting, sometimes shocking account of what he has called “our societal delusion about the merits of psychiatric drugs.”  The headline message repeated what we’ve heard in the last several decades: psychotropic drugs are overused but we don’t know what else to do. His real message? That our culture’s turn to drugs has been a blunder  read more >>>