Contributed by Charles Barber

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Uncovering the Source of Suicidality with Brain Science

Are Serotonin Levels the Key Factor in Suicidal Depression?

I'm at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in northern Manhattan. My guide, Victoria, has been studying the brains of people who committed suicide, and... Read more

Our Serotonin, Our Selves?

Can the Brains of the Dead Give Hope to the Living?

A project studying the brains of people who committed suicide raises basic questions about how much brain chemicals control our lives and what control is left... Read more

Family Matters September 1, 2005

Songs from the Black Chair

When shared mental anguish yields connection

As my madness mounted, and my sheer, disbelieving outrage that I, of so much apparent promise and poise, could be mentally assaulted and overwhelmed by such... Read more

Charles Barber

Charles Barber is the author of Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation and Songs from the Black Chair: A Memoir of Mental Interiors. He’s a senior administrator at The Connection, a social services agency, and a lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.