The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs

Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop? (Source: The New Yorker)

Narcissism and Its Discontents

Narcissism has not only become a normalized social condition, it is increasingly being incentivized. The framework of narcissism with the central pillars of lack of empathy, entitlement, grandiosity, superficiality, anger, rage, arrogance, and shallow emotion is a manifestation of pathological…

Narcissistic Abuse

What is narcissism? How does it affect the people who deal with it on a day-to-day basis?

How Sudden Mental Illness Derailed Promising Skateboarder Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander was a young British skateboarder full of charisma and drive. He discovered the opportunities of sponsorship, travelling and recognition during a move from Leicester to Bristol in his late teens. Living with professional skateboarder Danny Wainwright he became…

PERFECTLY NORMAL

I was introduced to Jordan, the effervescent subject of this Op-Doc, by a mutual friend; we met for lunch at his favorite deli in Los Angeles, where we live. That day, we waded through a getting-to-know-you conversation that somehow felt…

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