About Ronald Pies, M.D.
Ronald Pies, MD, is Professor Emeritus 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, M.D.:
Mental Illness Deniers Are as Dangerous as Climate Change Deniers
Oliver North’s Ritalin Myth
Trump’s Nicknames and the Psychology of Bullying
Anosmia & the Smell of Books
Pumpkin Fest Madness & the Age of Narcissism
What Joan Rivers Taught Us about Grief
Hallucinations of Loss, Visions of Grief
With Obesity, A New Disease is Born: Its Profound Implications for Psychiatry
How the DSM-5 Got Grief, Bereavement Right
Punishing Poets is Not the Way to Stop School Violence
Newtown, Narcissism, and the Romancing of Rage
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Why Medical Ethics Must Sometimes Trump the Patient’s Choice
Merciful Assistance or Physician-Assisted Killing?
Fending Off Life’s Slings and Arrows, Such as Divorce, with Stoicism
My Father’s T-shirts: Reflections on Father’s Day
How the Public is Being Misinformed about Grief
“Hysteria” in LeRoy: A Skeptic’s View
Why Psychiatry Needs to Scrap the DSM System: An Immodest Proposal
Doctor, Is My Mood Disorder Due to a Chemical Imbalance?
Muzzling Doctors Who Ask Questions About Gun Safety
Has Psychiatry Really Abandoned Psychotherapy? Behind the New York Times Story
The Two Worlds of Grief and Depression
The Arizona Shootings: A Recurrent American Tragedy
ECT: The Electric Personality Change
Shirley Sherrod and the Decline of Decency
Loneliness is Not a DSM-5 Disorder, But it Still Hurts
The Myth of Depression’s Upside
Holiday Blues, With Some Shades of Grey
Are the Media Addicted to Internet Addiction?
Have We Become a Nation of Narcissists?
Having Problems Means Being Alive
Is Grief a Mental Disorder? No, But it May Become One!
Social Anxiety Disorder: Myth or Misery?
The Psychiatrist Under the Table
Devil or Angel? The Role of Psychotropics Put In Perspective