How Esmé Weijun Wang Helps Us Understand Schizophrenia
The author, who also suffers from the illness, discusses her new essay collection—a fresh and visceral study of schizophrenia.
Why We've Been Thinking About Madness All Wrong: A Conversation With David Dobbs
The acclaimed writer talks with Pacific Standard about the new scientific consensus around psychosis treatments—and the scholar-advocate he profiled for his new story in our October issue.
Behind the Mask: Psychopathy and 'The Myth of the Born Criminal'
The idea of the psychopath is both comforting and dangerous. The Myth of the Born Criminal helps explain why.
The Truman Show Delusion: Can Culture Make Us Crazy?
Two brothers—a philosopher and a doctor—attempt to explain the cultural roots of madness.
Order From Chaos: Making Sense of Schizophrenia Research
The tyranny of choice also appears to affect research into schizophrenia: The sheer volume of data can make teasing out what's important from what's trivial an obstacle to better understanding the disease.