Mental Illness

The mentally ill don’t get a fair shake in this country. Many employers don’t want to hire them, and health insurers don’t want to pay for their treatment. Even within their own communities and families, the mentally ill are often treated with contempt and disgust and outright anger. All this More

A team of behavioral researchers has published a study that questions the authenticity of a chapter from Lauren Slater’s book, Opening Skinner’s Box, in which the author resurrects a volatile experiment that for years damaged the public’s faith in psychiatric assessment. In the November 2005 issue of the Journal of More