Contributed by Rob Waters

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therapy-beat January 1, 2012

- Mental health systems under stress - The timing of trauma treatment - The revolt against DSM-5 Read more

Depression: Have We Got It Wrong?

Questions about the serotonin hypothesis

Two new studies suggest that the conventional wisdom fostered by drug companies about what causes depression and how both the brain and the Prozac generation... Read more

Children in Crisis?

Concerns about the growing popularity of the bipolar diagnosis

Bipolar disorder was first flagged as a pediatric illness in the mid-1990s, when researchers led by Joseph Biederman of Harvard and Barbara Geller of... Read more

Stop the Merry-Go-Round

Sweeping changes are urgently needed in today's foster care system

A few other states and cities, including New York City and Illinois, have made changes in their foster care programs similar to Alabama's. But first, both went... Read more

The Ethics of Involuntary Treatment

Should some sex offenders be hospitalized indefinitely?

These laws are patterned on long-standing statutes that allow for involuntary commitment of people with severe psychiatric disorders. There's one key... Read more

Adult Time for Adult Crime

Have We Lost Faith in Rehabilitating Juvenile Offenders?

For the past 20 years, the American criminal justice system has dealt with juvenile offenders in a way it never did before: by treating them like adults who... Read more

Rob Waters

Rob Waters is the former editor of the men’s health channel at WebMD and a former contributing editor to the Psychotherapy Networker.