About Ronald Pies, MD
Ronald Pies, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Lecturer on Bioethics & Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. His latest book is entitled, Don't Worry -- Nothing Will Turn Out All Right!: The Optipessimist's Guide to the Fulfilled Life. He is also the author of the essay collection, Psychiatry on the Edge (Nova Publishing); as well as the novel, The Director of Minor Tragedies (iUniverse) and the poetry chapbook, The Myeloma Year. He is a regular contributor to Psych Central.
Articles by Ronald Pies, MD:
Debunking the Two `Chemical Imbalance’ Myths, Again
Priests, Providers, and Protectors: The Three Faces of the Physician
Are We `Hardwired ‘ for Hatred?
Life With Dignity: A Tribute to Hilary Lister
The Maraschino Cherry Syndrome
Should Americans Be Happier Than They Are?
Confusing Psychosis with Imagination
After Las Vegas, The Danger of Copy-Cat Killers
The Astonishing Non-Epidemic Continues
Hearing Voices and Psychiatry’s (Real) Medical Model
Assisting Suicide is Not Assisting Nature
Deborah Danner and the Suffering of Schizophrenia
The Astonishing Non-Epidemic of Mental Illness: An Update on Data in U.S. Adults, 2000-2015
Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Rise of the Consumer Movement
Should Physician-Assisted Suicide for Teens with Chronic Mental Illness Be Allowed?
Science, Scientism and Psychiatry
How Antipsychotic Medication May Save Lives
Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment: Effective and Often Necessary, with Caveats
Depression: A Five-Minute Seminar for Patients
Campus Protests, Narcissism and the Dearth of Civility
Psychiatry’s Solid Center
Serotonin: How Psychiatry Got Over its `High School Crush’
Dylann Roof, Psychotherapy and the Flight into Forgiveness
The Non-Existent “Epidemic” of Mental Illness in the U.S.
Psychiatry is Alive and… Well, It’s Complicated
The War on Psychiatric Diagnosis
When My Psychotic Patient Asked Me for a Date
Trivializing the Suffering of Psychosis: How the British Psychological Society’s Report Fails Our Sickest Patients
Medicine’s M-Bomb: Malingering