Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles
Joseph Pierre is a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles and chief of the Hospital Psychiatry Division at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He writes the Psych Unseen blog for Psychology Today.
Ageing and death
Die like a dog
Pet dogs often have a peaceful death that forestalls protracted suffering and pain. Why can’t we do the same for humans?
War and peace
It is easy to think that mass shooters are simply monsters but that is just a way to duck our shared responsibility
A mad world
A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever – did psychiatrists create the problem, or just recognise it?