FILM Unsane: How Film’s Portrayal Of Mental Illness Is (Slowly) Improving

Steven Soderbergh: Unretired. The director announced in 2013 that he was quitting because “movies don’t matter any more”. But he has continued to work steadily since – in television and, since last year, film again. The film he made before announcing his “retirement” was Side Effects, a psychological thriller exploring big pharma, that followed a young […]

Reviving the Asylum Is Not the Answer to Gun Violence

During a recent meeting to discuss gun safety and the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump pined for the “old days,” saying that back then, “We had mental institutions. We had a lot of them.” Speaking to members of his cabinet and governors from around the country, he continued, “You could nab somebody like [the […]

Projected Workforce of Psychiatrists in the United States: A Population Analysis

Abstract Objective: This analysis quantified and assessed the projected workforce of psychiatrists in the United States through 2050 on the basis of population data. Methods: With use of data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (2000–2015), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2000–2015), and U.S. Census Bureau (2000–2050), the psychiatrist workforce was projected through […]