Ethan Watters is the author of “Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche,” an examination of the cultural underpinnings of mental illness. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Discover, Men’s Journal, Details, Wired and PRI's “This American Life,” he also has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Talk of the Nation,” CNN and “The Daily Show.” His work has been featured in “The Best American Science and Nature Writing” book series.
Last week yet another research study was released on the effectiveness of antidepressants. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that Paxil and Tofranil were about as effective as placebo for those people who have mild to moderate depression.
Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program, Chief of the Division of Transplantation, and Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, at the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. He received his Medical education at the University of Rochester where he was the valedictorian of his class. He received his PhD at the University of Oxford, England in molecular immunology. Montgomery completed his general surgical and multi-organ transplantation training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a health policy expert and the former Lt. Governor of New York State. She is founder and chairwoman of RID - Reduce Infection Deaths - a national campaign to support greater infection control in hospitals and other healthcare institutions. In addition to serving as Lt.