Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Favorite Blog Posts From 2013

As we approach the new year, I would like to reflect on some of my favorite posts from 2013. If you're new to this blog, I think these articles should hopefully give you a sense of what I enjoy writing about. Here they are, in chronological order:

A Most Influential Professor (5/19/13)
I probably would not have become a psychiatrist if not for how my undergrad Abnormal Psychology professor made the class so fascinating. And yet, the more I learn, the more I feel he had a very limited perspective.

Psychiatry Leadership: Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown (6/7/13)
I was disappointed — but not all that surprised — by how much more cogent psychologist Gary Greenberg was compared to APA president Jeffrey Lieberman and NIHM director Thomas Insel during an NPR Science Friday debate about the DSM-5.

A Chilling Encounter (6/11/13)
A story about interviewing a teenage psychopath in the psych ER. I hope I was able to convey why I felt chills down my spine during the encounter.

Movie Review: The Bling Ring (7/12/13)
I really enjoyed this movie and found it to be a funny satire of adolescent vanity and vapidity. I was surprised that some reviewers thought Sofia Coppola took a neutral stance toward her subject matter. I thought she was anything but neutral, and I even found some YouTube evidence supporting my view.

Hmm…looking at this list, perhaps I should stick to blogging during the spring and summer months…

Thanks to everyone for visiting this blog, and I wish you all a Happy New Year!