Popular Articles


Parenting in the Age of Awfulness
The Wall Street Journal
Kyle was absorbed in a videogame on his cellphone, so I asked his mom, “How long has Kyle had a stomach ache?” Mom said, “I’m thinking it’s...
READ ARTICLE
Blame Parents, Not Kids, for Sexting
The Wall Street Journal
If mom and dad installed monitoring software on their middle-schoolers' phones, it would make a big difference. (Read article on The Wall Street...
READ ARTICLE
‘Unspecified Mental Disorder’? That’s Crazy
The Wall Street Journal
Psychiatry's diagnostic bible has broadened the definition of mental illness to absurdity. (Read article on The Wall Street Journal website)...
READ ARTICLE
Why Not Just Put All the Kids on Medication?
Psychology Today
The rate of diagnosis of ADHD among American kids continues to rise. How come? (Read article on the Psychology Today website) I am an MD,...
READ ARTICLE
Girls’ Knees and Gender Confusion
Psychology Today
Does "equal" mean "the same"? (Read article on the Psychology Today website) Thoughts on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX: “Equal”...
READ ARTICLE
A.D.H.D. Drugs Have Long-Term Risks
The New York Times
(Read this article on The New York Times website) A teenager complains of difficulty concentrating. The doctor is consulted. The teenager does not...
READ ARTICLE
Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest
NY Daily News
(Read article on the NY Daily News website) When I first began writing prescriptions for children 22 years ago, it was unusual for a child to be...
READ ARTICLE
‘Twilight’ Sinks Its Teeth Into Feminism
The Washington Post
(Read this article on The Washington Post website) When the final book in the "The Twilight Saga" series went on sale this month, 18 area Barnes...
READ ARTICLE
What’s Happening to Boys?
The Washington Post
(Read this article on The Washington Post website) The romantic comedy "Failure to Launch," which opened as the No. 1 movie in the nation this...
READ ARTICLE
Too Few Women — Figure It Out
LA Times
If their numbers in math and science don't add up, blame schools, not brainpower. (Read this article on the LA Times website) True story: A...
READ ARTICLE